Federal regulators have released a new framework of data security principles to guide healthcare entities and researchers participating in the Obama administration's Precision Medicine Initiative. But is it enough to safeguard sensitive patient data?
ISMG editors, in a special report, examine the status of data breach notification laws in a number of regions, including the European Union, which this past week implemented the General Data Protection Regulation, although enforcement won't take place for two years.
Don't blame a lack of information security standards, security products or cybersecurity competence for the failure of breach defenses. In many cases, the culprit is design and implementation flaws in IT products, Robert Bigman, former CIO at the CIA, contends.
In the wake of reports that 65 million stolen credentials from micro-blogging platform Tumblr have surfaced online, following 117 million LinkedIn credentials, it's clear that 2016 is fast becoming the year of what one security expert dubs "historical mega breaches."
Since California passed its pioneering data breach notification law in 2003, many other states and some countries have followed suit. Here's a closer look at the status of breach notification requirements in four regions.
The breach notification site LeakedSource claims that social networking website MySpace has been hacked, with 360 million credentials containing 427 million encrypted passwords compromised. But LeakedSource acknowledges the age of the credentials is unknown. And the veracity of the data remains in question.
Troy Hunt, who runs one of the most prominent services for discovering if your data has been exposed in a breach, shares his thoughts on LinkedIn's recent breach and how his approach to disseminating data breach details continues to evolve.
Start preparing immediately for the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation - even though it doesn't go into force for two more years - because it mandates a number of new privacy and security requirements, warns cybersecurity expert Brian Honan.
The U.S. Congress delves into the issue of whether CISOs should report to CIOs, a topic that leads the Friday, May 27, 2016, edition of the ISMG Security Report, an on-demand audio report offered every Tuesday and Friday.
Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, has seen first-hand the devastating impact of ransomware on healthcare entities. And he knows traditional defenses aren't enough to ward off attackers. What's needed is a whole new approach to user education.
Hackers reportedly stole $250,000 from Bangladesh's Sonali Bank in 2013, in what's now the fourth case involving malware attacks and injecting fraudulent money-transfer requests into the SWIFT interbank messaging network.
The business of executive email hacking is booming, with hundreds of millions of dollars lost in fraudulent wire transfers. But businesses can improve their processes to avoid inadvertently transferring funds to fraudsters, according to one expert.
E-commerce retailers face an ongoing battle: Their websites are constantly hit by bots using stolen credentials to try to take over accounts. What can companies do to protect themselves? Akamai's Michael Smith offers advice.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling on Congress to create financial incentives for healthcare providers to boost their cybersecurity. Leslie Krigstein of CHIME offers examples of potential incentives in this in-depth audio report.
At a May 25 Congressional hearing to gain input regarding a bill that would elevate the role of CISO at the Department of Health and Human Services, legislators learn that there is no one-size-fits-all pecking order for CISOs at healthcare organizations in the private sector.