A small Missouri clinic admits paying a ransom to unlock data after a ransomware attack in August encrypted patient data on a file server, as well as backups. The incident spotlights the dilemmas healthcare organizations can face after a ransomware attack if they're not well-prepared.
A new directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security elevates federal agencies' email security to the DMARC standard that's widely adopted by commercial email providers, including Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
Can U.S. law enforcement use a warrant to seize emails stored outside the U.S. by a cloud services provider? That's the question the Supreme Court has agreed to consider next year. Microsoft continues to fight an order to turn over emails stored in an Irish data center.
The clock is ticking on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect and while there isn't wide scale panic yet, lots of organizations are either in denial or just coming to grips with its implications. The difficulty with GDPR is that the regulation states the "WHAT" but pretty much is silent on...
A look at President Donald Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: Equifax's and TransUnion's problem with dubious code.
An apparently misconfigured Amazon repository that exposed on the web medical data for approximately 150,000 patients serves as another important reminder of the need to protect cloud-based health information from being inadvertently accessible to the public.
A Belgian security researcher has discovered a "serious weakness" in the WPA2 security protocols used to encrypt many WiFi communications. Attackers can exploit the flaws to eavesdrop as well as potentially inject code such as malware or ransomware into WiFi-connected systems. Prepare for patches.
The RSA Conference returns to Abu Dhabi in November, and event organizers Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade say this year's agenda is packed with new speakers and topics unique to this growing annual event.
Security researchers have discovered websites run by credit bureaus Equifax and TransUnion were both affected by dodgy code that redirected users to adware and malware. Both issues are fixed, but the situations beg questions about how closely the companies monitor their online security.
For the second time in two years, Hyatt Hotels suffered a payment card data breach after attackers infected payment card processing systems with malware. The latest breach lasted for over three months and affected 41 Hyatt hotels across 11 countries.
A discussion with ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk about his chat with the cyber gang "The Dark Overlord," which threatened some U.S. school districts with extortion, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on surging IT security employment.
The new FHIR standard is designed to help ease the exchange of health data among healthcare organizations across the nation. But there's one problem: The standard lacks a strong security component. That's why federal regulators have launched a competition to devise ways to enhance security for FHIR.
It's a tale that reads stranger than fiction, a true Tom Clancy-ish yarn: Israeli spies hacked Kaspersky Lab, discovering that Russia has been using the company's pervasive anti-virus software to spy on U.S. spies. Will Kaspersky Lab survive?
A hacker exploited an unpatched, 12-month-old flaw in a small Australian defense contractor's IT help desk and stole data for the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, among other secrets, the Australian government has warned.