In an unusual twist, a missing unencrypted laptop containing data on nearly 206,000 patients has been returned by mail to Premier Healthcare, a physician group practice in Indiana. But some experts say the organization might have violated the HIPAA Security Rule.
A new report suggests that a Chinese cyber espionage APT attack group is behind a string of targeted ransomware infections that have slammed U.S. firms. Dig into the details, however, and the report is nothing but speculation, two security experts caution.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is moving too slowly in issuing HIPAA guidance related to mobile health apps, cloud storage and other emerging technologies, according to a bipartisan group of congressmen. Does OCR have too much on its plate?
Without saying the word "backdoor," President Barack Obama used an appearance at the South by Southwest conference to argue that law enforcement agencies need weak crypto and likened strong crypto to "walking around with a Swiss bank account in [your] pocket."
Advanced attacks are out, while persistent, relatively simple attacks are in. Despite all of the APT hype in recent years, cybercriminals, and especially nation-state attackers, prefer to keep things simple. Information security experts explain why.
Credit card and other personal information was exposed in a data breach of Internet hosting provider Staminus Communications, which specializes in protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks. The company hosts the website of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group, which was also brought down.
The FBI calls ransomware "a prevalent, increasing threat." One recent campaign earned at least $325 million in global profits, while U.S. victims tell the FBI they paid $24 million in ransoms in 2015. And attackers are plowing profits back into improving their malicious code.
In a one-on-one discussion about today's top healthcare security challenges, Premise Health CISO Joey Johnson talks about the "paradigm shift" needed to move entities from a compliance mindset to one that embraces true cybersecurity.
Although relatively few carriers offer cyber insurance, buyers can negotiate favorable terms when purchasing policies, say Experian's Michael Bruemmer and NetDiligence's Mark Greisiger, who explain why in this interview.
In a filing rebutting Apple's appeal of a court order requiring the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre, the Justice Department says Apple's rhetoric is "false" and "corrosive" to the institution that safeguards Americans' liberties and rights.
Email security is a growing worry, despite the fact that phishing attacks and spam have been around for decades, says Vidur Apparao, CTO of Agari. In this video interview, he explains why DMARC is gaining ground as a viable way to shore up email defenses.
We all realize that the black hats are typically a step ahead of the white hats. But do we accept that our own security controls are contributing to the deficit? Sam Curry of Arbor Networks describes how security leaders can regain their lead in this video interview.
Hank Thomas and Ann Barron-DiCamillo are long-time security practitioners who have now chosen to put their minds where the money is, as principals in the new venture capital firm Strategic Cyber Ventures. What types of companies are they looking to fund? Find out in this video interview.
In a new, global enterprise security study, only 14 percent of respondents are "extremely confident" in their enterprises' ability to defend against top threats. What are the areas that erode their confidence? Christopher Kloes of Unisys offers analysis in this video interview.