Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a physician chosen by President-elect Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has been an advocate of adding flexibility to the HITECH Act electronic health records program and for repealing Obamacare. But where does he stand on privacy and security issues?
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at the ransomware attack against San Francisco's light rail agency. Also featured is an analysis of the ongoing fallout from Australia's online census project.
Score one for preparation: In the wake of a ransomware attack that infected 900 workstations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it's restoring affected systems, vowing to not give the attackers a single bitcoin of their ransom demand.
Local police are investigating ATM skimming attacks at four New York hospitals. Security experts warn that fraudsters will likely continue to target locations, including hospitals, where ATMs are not closely monitored and around-the-clock access to the terminals is available.
The House is slated to vote Nov. 30 on a heavily reworked version of the 21st Century Cures bill that no longer includes a controversial provision calling for significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
As more organizations take advantage of cloud computing, it's essential that they set precise security expectations with their vendor partners, Carson Sweet of CloudPassage says in this video interview.
A ransomware attack against San Francisco's Muni public transportation network attack over the busy Thanksgiving holiday - and Black Friday shopping - weekend left more than 2,000 fare-handling systems locked, leading officials to let people ride for free.
Healthcare entities must perform security due diligence when they consider introducing emerging technologies - including "internet of things" devices - into their environments, says attorney Stephen Wu, author of a new book on HIPAA compliance.
The U.S. Navy is set to begin notifying more than 130,000 current and former sailors that their personal information was "accessed by unknown individuals" after a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee lost a laptop.
A lack of incident response planning often leads to an unanticipated series of serious consequences for organizations that experience data breaches, Joey Johnson, CISO of Premise Health, says in this video interview.
Organizations in all sectors need to be aware of newly emerging insider threats, including those tied to the dark web, Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center explains in this video interview.
Cybercriminals broke into the payment card processing system used by the Madison Square Garden Co., owner of Radio City Music Hall and other iconic entertainment venues, harvesting payment card details for nearly a year.