A pending federal regulation - called for under the HITECH Act - that would allow regulators to share with breach victims money collected in HIPAA violation cases eventually could have implications for class-action breach lawsuits, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Major healthcare breaches involving hackers accessing patient information soared in 2016. But now more cybercriminals are shifting their attention to ransomware attacks because of the glut of stolen health information hitting the black market, says Dan Berger of CynergisTek.
Organizations are increasingly turning to user behavioral analytics to help more quickly detect new attacks - emanating from inside or outside the enterprise - as well as mitigate those threats, says CA's Mark McGovern.
Because most malware is spread via phishing, experts at Webroot are focusing their attention on stopping phishing attacks before they have a chance to infect a system with malicious code, says David Dufour, the company's senior director of engineering and cybersecurity.
To help prepare for ever-evolving cyber threats, healthcare entities need to learn from the security practices of other sectors, says Lucia Savage, former chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
An analysis of integrity - a core foundation of cybersecurity - in the era of fake news leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a new initiative aims to help ensure the security of medical devices and financial institutions in New York face new state cybersecurity regulations.
Because so many healthcare organizations are growing through mergers and acquisitions at a time when cyber threats are multiplying, effective access control is becoming increasingly important - and more complex, says Joe Meyer of the security consulting firm NCC Group.
Attackers continue to target enterprise assets both from outside and - too often - inside the corporate perimeter. To help, more organizations are turning to software-defined secure networks, says Mihir Maniar of Juniper Networks.
The honeymoon period for smaller players in cybersecurity is nearing an end, predicts Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes. Achieving profitability has proven to be challenging for startups, while more established companies are thriving, he contends.
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom plans to appeal a New Zealand High Court ruling that found him and three colleagues eligible for extradition to the U.S. The four men are charged with profiting by allowing the trade of copyright-protected content on their file-sharing platform.
Responding to disruptive data breaches, dealing with Mirai botnets, hacking back and the need for enterprises to segment their backup environments were just some of the topics dominating this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
A new website is now available for reporting medical device vulnerabilities, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., executive director of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, who explains how MD-VIPER works in this in-depth interview.
Plans to launch some onsite HIPAA compliance audits are now on hold while the agency that enforces HIPAA completes more than 200 desk audit reports, says Deven McGraw, deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.