A new methodology for assessing whether a medical device cybersecurity issue is likely to pose a danger to patients should be available later this year, says cybersecurity researcher Billy Rios in this in-depth interview.
The U.S. government's intrusion detection and prevention program known as Einstein has limited ability to detect breaches of federal information systems, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
When is a breach not a breach? When you can prove that sensitive data has not been accessed - even off a lost or stolen device. And the way to ensure that, says former prosecutor Stephen Treglia, is through Absolute Data & Device Security.
Congressman Will Hurd has a simple request for U.S. government agencies: Have you been using vulnerable Juniper Networks devices? But Congress needs to consider tougher questions about its culpability in this backdoor debacle.
As the federal government moves forward with a long list of endeavors - including a "moonshot to end cancer" - focused on boosting medical innovations, it's critical that patient privacy and data security stay top of mind.
Because cybercriminals are targeting the healthcare sector, organizations must regularly assess the security risks in all their applications, not just those containing protected health information, says risk management expert Angel Hoffman.
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
Israel has reportedly foiled a "severe cyberattack" launched against the Israeli Electricity Authority. The malware attack doesn't appear to have resulted in any disruption to the country's power grid, but many government systems remain offline.
A successful startup is fueled by passion, speed and innovation - all enabled by technology. Not securing this technology layer from day one can therefore have expensive consequences later. IEEE's Diogo MÃ³nica shares security insight for startups.
Despite their limited resources, smaller healthcare provider organizations must overcome "paralysis" and ramp up efforts to safeguard information systems or risk becoming potential gateways for breaches at larger organizations, says Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Insurer Centene Corp.'s loss of unencrypted hard drives storing information on nearly 1 million individuals raises the issue of when encryption is appropriate and points to the need for all organizations to improve their tracking of IT inventory.
Cyber-extortion attacks, especially those involving DDoS gangs that threaten disruptions unless the targeted organization pays a bitcoin ransom, are on the rise. Experts describe how organizations should respond to - and resist - these attacks.
Sophisticated phishing campaigns, increasingly targeted because of social media, are fueling business email compromises - a growing wire fraud scheme that is attacking businesses worldwide, says Jim Hansen of PhishMe.