As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.
The recent hack attacks targeting Sony Pictures and the U.S. Postal Service illustrate why all organizations - and not just healthcare entities - need to make safeguarding health-related information a top priority, says attorney Susan A. Miller.
President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to pass legislation to better meet the evolving cyberthreat, but spent very little of the speech explaining its dangers or detailing his cybersecurity legislative agenda.
In the aftermath of a payment card breach, as fraudsters race to exploit the stolen information, card issuers and affected customers take steps to mitigate risks. Here's a look at the lifecycle of a payment card breach from three perspectives.
The U.S. likely won't complete its implementation of EMV for many years to come, despite the October 2015 liability shift date for counterfeit card fraud, many forecasters say. And until it's fully deployed, EMV will have little impact on fraud.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes updating state law to require businesses, including out-of-state firms with New York customers, to implement new safeguards to protect personal consumer data they store.
ENISA - the EU agency responsible for bolstering European cybersecurity practices - is calling on Internet infrastructure providers to adopt best practices for combatting routing threats, DNS spoofing and poisoning attacks, as well as DDoS disruptions.
The FBI's attribution of the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea was based, in part, on NSA intelligence gleaned from the agency having infected a significant number of North Korean PCs with malware, a news report says.
The inappropriate use and disclosure of patient information for marketing purposes by an insurer in Tennessee offers a reminder of the importance of complying with HIPAA's marketing-related provisions.
President Obama says he sees the need for law enforcement to gain access to terrorists' encrypted data, but stops short of calling for a law to require manufacturers to provide a so-called "backdoor" to break encryption on mobile devices.
An increasing number of cyber-attacks are not being launched by governments - or their intelligence services - but rather by opportunistic mercenaries offering "espionage-as-a-service," according to a new report.
The U.S. and U.K. plan to hold "cyber war games" to help them prepare for defending against online attacks. Meanwhile, hackers have targeted 19,000 French websites with DDoS attacks and defacements since the Paris massacre.
Weeks after confirming its review of a data breach that occurred during a routine regulatory exam, a financial regulatory agency now says it will pay $50,000 to help cover the affected institution's breach-related expenses.
Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow intelligence agencies to penetrate any encrypted communications.