Companies have lost thousands of dollars in email compromise attacks that first steal W-2s and then attempt wire transfer frauds, the IRS warns, labeling these attacks as among the "most dangerous" phishing scams.
A report on passage by the House of Representatives of a bill aimed at toughening insider threat defenses at the Department of Homeland Security leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, analyzing the use of blockchain technology to secure healthcare data.
Federal HIPAA enforcers smacked a Texas pediatric hospital with a $3.2 million civil monetary penalty after investigating breaches involving unencrypted mobile devices and uncovering longstanding failures to comply with HIPAA. What lessons does the case offer?
A suburban Dallas police department saw eight years' worth of digital evidence, including material for at least one active criminal case, frozen after a ransomware attack, another example of the continuing havoc caused by file-encrypting malware.
With great efficiencies and cost savings also come great threats and fraud risks. This is today's digital reality, and it is why cybersecurity and the user experience need to be aligned to create digital trust, says Scott Clements of VASCO Data Security.
Legislation to tighten insider threat defenses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has passed the House of Representatives and goes to the Senate, which failed to consider a similar measure that passed the House in the last Congress.
Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrency, has the potential to improve the privacy and security of health information exchange, says Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM Watson, which is collaborating with the FDA on a research project.
Privacy and data security experts are sizing up how an executive order signed by President Trump that requires two regulations to be eliminated for every new regulation issued by an executive branch department or agency might affect the actions of the Department of Health and Human Services.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report debunks recent reports suggesting that Austrian hotel guests were locked into - and out of - their rooms by ransomware. Also, would a cybersecurity executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump advance the nation's existing efforts?
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
Offspring of the Zeus banking Trojan continue to spring to life. Functionally, however, security experts say most POS-infecting banking malware remains almost identical. So why aren't more organizations putting well-known defenses in place?
It's tax time, and that means fraudsters are once again using phishing and deception to trick those who have access to staff member's W-2 tax forms into turning them over. Experts offer advice on steps to take to minimize the risk of your organization falling victim.
Nearly three years after the Heartbleed bug - and 600,000 vulnerable servers - was discovered, the vulnerability lives on. The latest scans still count 180,000 at-risk servers. Why won't this bug just die?
President Trump is reportedly preparing to issue an executive order calling for a review of the nation's cybersecurity capabilities and vulnerabilities. The pending report outlines a series of steps to be taken within 60 days of the signing of the order.
European officials are asking the United States if the EU-U.S. deal for sharing personal information among businesses - dubbed the Privacy Shield - should be considered null and void as a result of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump.