Matching all the right records from multiple sources to the right patient has long been a challenge because of the lack of a widely used patient identifier. That's why the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a $1 million competition to help pinpoint a practical solution.
Cyber insurance covers more than the cost of breaches of data privacy; it can play a role in protecting against the cost of a cyberattack that disrupts business operations, explains insurance specialist Tim Burke in this video interview.
A lawsuit filed against security firm Trustwave is raising questions about "PCI Professional Forensic Investigators" and how they are monitored by the PCI Security Standards Council. But experts say the onus is on companies, not the council, to ensure their security practices are adequate.
DataBreachToday announces its inaugural list of top influencers, reflecting the individuals and organizations who have the biggest impact - good or bad - on the data breach landscape and growing breach epidemic.
Millions of Android devices - as well as desktops and servers - are at risk from a newly disclosed flaw in the Linux kernel that a malware-wielding attacker could exploit to seize full control of the device.
If presidential candidates don't have the technical know-how to take an educated stand on whether tech companies should provide the government with a backdoor to encryption, how can we judge if they'll make the right choice if they get elected?
Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rule changes in pending federal legislation could lead to elimination of the requirement to de-identify patient data that's used for research purposes, raising questions about whether that data will be at a higher risk for breaches, warns data de-identification expert Khaled El Emam.
New proposed FDA cybersecurity guidance is an important step in getting medical device manufacturers more focused on the risks posed by their products as they're used in healthcare settings, security experts say.
Casino operator Affinity Gaming has sued incident response firm Trustwave, alleging that the firm failed to fully eradicate and "contain" the 2013 data breach and payment card malware outbreak that it was hired to remediate.
Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy has revealed that it suffered a 2014 hack attack that now leaves it insolvent. The exchange is appealing to its attacker to return the stolen bitcoins, worth $5 million today - no questions asked.
The FBI is investigating the point-of-sale malware breach at hotel chain Hyatt, which says related infections stretched for four months and affected 250 hotels worldwide. But Hyatt has yet to reveal how many customers or payment cards were compromised - or how attackers got in.
If federal regulators pull the plug on the HITECH Act's "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records, they must devise bold new ways to help ensure that data stored in EHR systems is secure.
Microsoft has patched a new, critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting all versions of Internet Explorer, but it's now only supporting and patching IE 11 and Edge. Potentially, several hundred million users of old IE versions are now at risk.