Enterprises should be working overtime to eradicate "EternalBlue" from their networks since two massive malware outbreaks - WannaCry and NotPetya - have targeted the Windows flaw. But vulnerability scans show there's still work to be done.
As healthcare organizations build patient portals, they must address user authentication and a variety of other security issues, much like those involved in online banking, says Erik Devine, chief security officer at Riverside Healthcare in Illinois.
A ransomware attack on a provider of oxygen therapy has resulted in the second largest health data breach posted on the HHS tally so far this year. It's the largest ransomware-related incident listed on the "wall of shame."
Members of Parliament in Britain have had their remote email access suspended following an apparent brute-force hack attempt aimed at exploiting weak passwords to gain access to their accounts. Officials say fewer than 90 email accounts appear to have been breached.
It's easy to draw a direct link between high-profile breaches and the compromise of user credentials. But it requires a phased approach to actually improve privileged access management, says Barak Feldman of CyberArk.
To encourage individuals to improve their security practices, begin by not blaming them. That was one takeaway from security experts at the Infosecurity Europe conference, who offered practical tips for changing user behavior and creating a culture of security.
A discussion analyzing the difficulty of striking a balance between IT functionality and cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: Updates on sizing up weaknesses in biometrics and the potential to exploit LED lights to leak sensitive data from routers.
In an in-depth interview about a new study that identifies thousands of vulnerabilities in cardiac devices, security researcher Billy Rios calls on manufacturers to more carefully consider the compromises they make in balancing the usability benefits to patient care versus the cybersecurity risks.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Secretary John Kelly's congressional testimony on how DHS led government efforts to mitigate the WannaCry ransomware attacks. Also, reports on ransomware defenses as well as big data and machine learning combining to secure IT.
Target has reached a record settlement agreement with 47 states' attorneys general over its 2013 data breach. The breach resulted in hackers compromising 41 million customers' payment card details and contact details for more than 60 million customers being exposed.
Voice biometrics: Is it good enough to protect people's bank accounts? Also, the ISMG Security Report goes to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for this year's OWASP AppSec Europe conference, including a visit to the Titanic museum - hopefully not a metaphor for the discipline.
A watchdog agency's audit of Virginia's Medicaid information systems found security weaknesses that could potentially leave beneficiaries' data vulnerable. Security experts say the audit's recommended improvements are needed at many healthcare organizations.