A California court has given final approval for a settlement in a consolidated class action lawsuit against the insurer Health Net related to a 2011 breach that affected about 2 million individuals. Find out the terms of the settlement.
Canadian authorities are investigating whether a hacker or healthcare insider used a physician's credentials to gain unauthorized access to a British Columbia prescription information network, accessing information on 1,600 patients.
The U.K. government's legal justification for spying en masse on British residents' online communications - Google searches, Facebook posts, Webmail - is questioned by privacy and Internet law experts as part of a case triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks.
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.
President Obama has reportedly decided that the government shouldn't exploit encryption flaws, such as Heartbleed, in most instances unless there's "a clear national security or law enforcement need." But how should that need be determined?
Security experts are sizing up the challenges that would be involved in implementing a federal government proposal to continuously monitor employees and contractors with security clearances in hopes of preventing leaks of sensitive information.
Speculation surrounding the cause of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hasn't included the possibility of a cyber-attack. But one cybersecurity expert contends hacking an airliner is feasible.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.
In the wake of the Target breach, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has ramped up Internet monitoring to detect early if the organization is a target for attacks, says John Houston, UPMC's security and privacy leader.
Because of increasing cyber-attacks against government agencies, the inspector general says it's crucial for the State Department to address the continuing weaknesses in its information security program.
The White House is intensifying its effort to get federal agencies to adopt continuous monitoring and move away from the paper-based checklist compliance they've followed for a decade under the Federal Information Security Management Act.
In case you missed ISMG's 2013 Fraud Summit - or even if you were there and want to share insights with colleagues - I'm pleased to announce the availability of a series of session videos featuring top fraud experts.
Figuring out how Edward Snowden breached NSA computers is sort of like solving a puzzle. Take public information and match it with an understanding of how organizations get hacked, and the pieces seem to fall into place.