eBay is urging its 145 million customers to change their passwords following a cyber-attack on a company database that compromised encrypted passwords and other personal information. Learn how and when the attack originated.
After receiving much criticism over the privacy and security provisions for HealthCare.gov, it's good to see HHS taking action to help ensure that "navigators" who assist consumers with getting insurance coverage adequately protect patient privacy.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
An FTC administrative trial examining the data security practices of LabMD, headed by Michael Daugherty, is slated to begin May 20. The hearing could shed light into how the FTC evaluates security when pursuing enforcement actions.
In the struggle to comply with changing regulatory requirements amidst an evolving technological environment, addressing information security can be overwhelming for many healthcare providers. An expert offers tips for sustainable risk management.
CIO John Halamka, M.D., a well-known blogger, says information security accounts for about half of his work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He explains why that's the case and discusses a variety of projects, including a test of Google Glass.
As federal regulators weigh changes in the requirements for the HITECH Act electronic health record financial incentive program, it's essential that they adequately address privacy and security issues.
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.
Consumers around the world aren't overly concerned about Internet security, perhaps because they've experienced fatigue from the oversaturated media coverage of data breaches, Unisys Chief Information Security Officer David Frymier says.
In the wake of large-scale breaches against retailers, including Target, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has launched an information sharing center in an effort to strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks.
Healthcare organizations and their business associates should take a number of crucial steps to prepare for potential breach investigations and HIPAA compliance audits by the Department of Health and Human Services, HIPAA expert Reza Chapman says.
A federal district court judge has given the green light for a Federal Trade Commission administrative trial to begin next week on a security complaint against LabMD, a medical testing lab that's now shuttered.