Because so many healthcare organizations are growing through mergers and acquisitions at a time when cyber threats are multiplying, effective access control is becoming increasingly important - and more complex, says Joe Meyer of the security consulting firm NCC Group.
Responding to disruptive data breaches, dealing with Mirai botnets, hacking back and the need for enterprises to segment their backup environments were just some of the topics dominating this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2017 Conference will offer a slew of educational sessions and informative exhibits focused on top cybersecurity and data privacy challenges facing the healthcare sector. Catch our coverage.
A report on passage by the House of Representatives of a bill aimed at toughening insider threat defenses at the Department of Homeland Security leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, analyzing the use of blockchain technology to secure healthcare data.
With great efficiencies and cost savings also come great threats and fraud risks. This is today's digital reality, and it is why cybersecurity and the user experience need to be aligned to create digital trust, says Scott Clements of VASCO Data Security.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
The subscription-based breach notification service LeakedSource appears to have gone dry. Security expert Troy Hunt says the privacy writing has been on the wall for the site, owing to it selling access to stolen personal data.
Critical issues that must be addressed to pave the way for broader exchange of health information are expanding the use of multifactor authentication and data encryption and making broad improvements in identity management, says David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of DirectTrust.
Yet another study reveals that millions of people are picking weak passwords, with "123456" remaining our collective favorite. Rules requiring stronger passwords and not forcing passwords to expire both could help boost security.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who's been tapped by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to lead a cybersecurity corporate outreach program, runs a security consulting firm with a website that's been given a failing grade for its security.
A list of "super user" passwords - and a default username - now circulating online appears to allow unauthorized access to some webcam video streams, security researchers warn. If confirmed, it would be yet another massive internet of things security failure by a device manufacturer.
Seven state insurance commissioners conclude in a new in-depth report that the massive cyberattack on Anthem Inc. was carried out by a hacker on behalf of a nation-state. But they stop short of naming the nation involved or penalizing Anthem for the breach that affected 80 million.
Far too many healthcare organizations and their business associates are still neglecting to address some data security basics, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who recommends they resolve to take three critical steps in the new year.
Will more "historical" breaches be revealed in 2017 and beyond? Data breach expert Troy Hunt is optimistic that such revelations will become rare as large businesses operating online continue to improve security. But what about small and mid-size organizations?
In this special edition of the ISMG Security Report, DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew Schwartz discusses the Russian groups behind damaging hacks against the U.S. and Strategic Cyber Ventures CEO Tom Kellermann details cyberthreats posed by the West's nation-state adversaries.