The HHS Office for Civil Rights is making progress toward launching the long awaited next round of HIPAA compliance audits, which will consist mostly of desk audits. In a critical step, it plans to release its proposed new audit protocol in April, says Deven McGraw, OCR's deputy director of health information privacy.
A thriving market now exists to help cybercriminals recruit new talent, says Rick Holland of the threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows, which has been studying how cybercriminals advertise for new recruits - and the types of technology skills that are most in demand.
The cyberattacks that we've seen in the healthcare sector over the past year are starting to rewrite the rules for healthcare-related businesses in a way we really haven't seen before. How are you upping your game?
A federal magistrate in Brooklyn, N.Y., unlike another judge in California, has denied a request by federal authorities to force Apple to retrieve data from an iPhone, this time in a New York narcotics case.
A new report from California's attorney general says failure to implement 20 critical security controls constitutes a lack of "reasonable security." So, could failure to adopt controls pose a legal threat to organizations? Perhaps, under certain circumstances.
Despite the pervasiveness of data breaches, healthcare organizations are still playing catch-up on implementing strong, risk-based security programs, rather than focusing solely on HIPAA compliance, says David Finn of Symantec. He offers a preview of his session at the HIMSS 2016 Conference about a new survey.
The Department of Homeland security sees malware provenance - which identifies the attributes of malicious codes - as a way to complement its signature-based Einstein intrusion detection and prevention systems to find malware that infects IT systems.
To the list of vulnerable, Internet-connected devices - from routers and home alarms to baby monitors and toys - now add the world's most popular electric car: the Nissan LEAF. Nissan says a full fix is forthcoming.
The Internal Revenue Service, for the second time since August, has revised upward the number of accounts victimized in its Get Transcript breach, with the tax agency saying the personal information from as many as 724,000 taxpayers' accounts may have been stolen.
It's been just over a year since health plan Anthem Inc. reported a record-breaking hacker attack affecting nearly 79 million individuals. A number of key lessons have emerged from that breach that other organizations can apply to improve their own data security.
As a result of high-profile breaches, emerging malware threats and increased regulatory scrutiny, CISOs at financial institutions are under more pressure than ever to develop innovative strategies for enhancing cybersecurity. And the CISO's evolving role will be a hot topic at RSA Conference 2016.
As the debate intensifies over Apple's refusal to help the FBI crack the iPhone password of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Rep. Will Hurd says Congress should not rush to enact legislation that would require technology companies to weaken encryption. Hurd chairs a subcommittee with cybersecurity oversight.
Think it's tough now for the government to compel Apple to retrieve encrypted data from a locked iPhone? According to news reports, Apple is busy creating new devices and services that will be even harder to hack.