Prosecutors in Texas have taken the rare move of pursuing criminal charges against an individual for alleged HIPAA violations. The case is a reminder that health workers can face prison time and hefty monetary fines for wrongful disclosures of PHI.
Recent dismissals of two class action lawsuits related to an Advocate Health Care data breach spotlight how difficult it can be for plaintiffs to prevail in cases where there is no evidence of damages. But some changes might be on the way.
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.
Enterprises should test the processes they establish to respond to advanced persistent threat attacks, just as they vet their business continuity plans, ISACA International President Robert Stroud says.
It's hurricane season, but natural and man-made disasters can happen anytime. Unfortunately, healthcare organizations are often unprepared for how to rebound so their data operations continue to run smoothly and securely in the wake of a crisis.
Three Chinese nationals seeking to make "big bucks" broke into the computers of Boeing and other military contractors, stealing secrets on transport aircraft, a U.S. criminal complaint says. Read how they allegedly did it.
The Department of Homeland Security confirms that "a potential intrusion" of the Office of Personnel Management's network occurred in March but says officials have not identified any loss of personally identifiable information.
With the Senate Intelligence Committee overwhelmingly approving the Cybersecurity Information Security Management Act, common wisdom dictates the bill will head directly to the Senate floor. Not so fast.
Several Blue Shield of California spreadsheet reports inadvertently containing the Social Security numbers of 18,000 physicians and others were released 10 times by the state's Department of Managed Health Care. How could this have been prevented?
Is having too many stakeholders who care about cyberspace's viability a hindrance to security? That's one way to interpret comments from White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel as he addresses the challenges of governing the Internet.