The acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management cites "audit fatigue" as a factor that explains why the federal agency, which experienced a massive data breach in 2015, continues to come up short in securing its information systems.
The ISMG Security Report leads with a discussion about the sale of compromised remote desktop protocol credentials for as little as $3 on darknet marketplaces. Also, grading the performance of DHS in sharing cyberthreat information.
CISO Mitchell Parker of Indiana University Health says healthcare organizations that have focused on HIPAA compliance when crafting security and privacy policies need to be making plans to comply with the EU's GDPR if they handle Europeans' data. How will that influence decisions about data protection?
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Information Security Media Group's Healthcare Security Summit in New York on Nov. 14-15 will feature a top-notch lineup of more than 40 experts, including leading CISOs, who will explore such issues as battling ransomware, improving medical device security and beefing up breach prevention.
Fraudulent SWIFT money-moving attacks continue, as one of Nepal's largest private-sector commercial banks, NIC Asia Bank, says attackers tried to steal $4.4 million after hacking its SWIFT server. Most of the funds have since been recovered.
Equifax says four senior executives - including its CFO - did not know the company had suffered one of the worst breaches in history when they collectively sold about $1.8 million worth of shares. Equifax's board found that 12 days elapsed before the first of the four learned about the hack.
Although far fewer major health data breaches these days involve the loss or theft of unencrypted mobile devices, regulators are reminding healthcare entities to remain vigilant to the risks involved in using laptops and other portable computing devices.
Many enterprises use remote desktop protocol to remotely administer their PCs and mobile devices. But security experts warn that weak RDP credentials are in wide circulation on darknet marketplaces and increasingly used by ransomware attackers.
Nearly 50,000 personal records relating to Australian government employees as well as the employees of two banks and a utility were exposed to the internet due to a misconfigured Amazon storage server. The episode is the latest in a string of large breaches to hit Australia.
In the wake of recent massive data breaches, such as the Equifax hack, a flood of stolen data is leading to a whole new wave of account takeover crimes, says Emma Mohan-Satta of Kaspersky Lab. How can organizations refine their defenses?
Thom Langford, CISO of Publicis Groupe, says all companies should consider two essential elements when crafting an incident response plan: strong legal representation and a communications plan that considers both internal and external messaging.
The latest ISMG Security Report features highlights from the recent panel discussion at the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London on preparation for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation set to be enforced next May.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review a case filed against the health insurer in the wake of a 2014 cyberattack that impacted 1.1 million individuals, potentially becoming the first health data breach case to reach the high court.