Information security weaknesses that a watchdog agency found at the FDA are similar to those found at many healthcare organizations, some security experts say. But the FDA should be held to an even higher standard than the organizations that implement FDA-regulated drugs and devices, they argue.
Attackers have healthcare entities in their crosshairs, and their favorite targets are easily compromised credentials. Tracy Hulver of Synchronoss offers new ideas for how security leaders can better manage and secure identities.
A recent incident involving a vendor using a Boston clinic employee's credentials to inappropriately access patient data via a regional health information exchange illustrates the potential risks involved as the use of HIEs continues to grow.
Have you been the target or victim of ransomware-wielding attackers? The FBI wants individuals and businesses to report ransomware attacks to help it better pursue, disrupt and potentially arrest suspects.
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
To the annals of super-bad historical mega breaches that no one knew about, add two new entries: Dropbox and Last.fm. Hackers reportedly stole tens of millions of usernames and passwords from each in 2012.
The Department of Health and Human Services offers a model for applying multifactor authentication for privileged users, a new report illustrates. On the other hand, a second report shows HHS, like many healthcare organizations, is struggling to manage wireless security vulnerabilities.
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
SentinelOne is taking a marketing gamble by offering to reimburse customers who suffer a ransomware infection if the security firm can't remediate affected systems. But let's take a close look at what's actually on offer.
A Georgia-based orthopedic clinic has confirmed it's one of the victims of cyberattacks by "The Dark Overlord" hacker who recently posted for sale copies of stolen databases he says contain millions of records. But the clinic is tight-lipped about whether it was a victim of extortion.
MacKeeper squared off with a 14-year-old over four videos he posted that criticized the anti-virus firm's marketing practices, warning the teenager that his parents could face steep legal fees and civil fines for alleged slander and libel.
As the Pokémon Go craze continues to take off, it's clear that when it comes to chasing virtual creatures through real-world locations, too many people fail to keep some common sense guidelines in mind.
MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.