Preliminary results of the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicate that information security leaders have big concerns about their business associates. There's still time left to participate in the study.
With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
As the U.S. Postal Service's investigation into its breach continues to unfold, it's now reporting that certain health information for approximately 485,000 current and former employees was potentially compromised.
A former senior adviser at the HHS Office for Civil Rights offers his predictions about OCR's HIPAA enforcement and regulatory activities for the year ahead in the wake of the office's leadership changes.
Holding North Korea responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Obama on Jan. 2 imposed sanctions on 10 individuals and three entities associated with the North Korean government.
The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat, which offers a photo messaging app, deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
Because the healthcare sector is a growing target for cybercriminals, organizations must implement security practices that look beyond HIPAA compliance and also address business associate risks, says risk management expert Kenneth Peterson.
Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is investigating whether its point-of-sale network has been breached after receiving reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of its restaurants.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.