To help remove perceived obstacles, federal regulators have issued new guidance on patients' rights under HIPAA to access their health records. Find out what the guidance says about the use of unencrypted email and other key issues.
The New York Attorney General's settlement with taxi-hailing platform Uber - over alleged customer data privacy violations and a delayed data breach notification - provides a best practice security template for any organization that handles customer data.
While DDoS attacks were once deemed primarily a nuisance, experts now say they're becoming a routine strategy cybercriminals use as part of a campaign to commit fraud or extortion. What are the four key attack trends to watch out for in 2016?
Today's enterprise infrastructure is full of blind spots that can hide malicious threats, and traditional security tools struggle to scale up to meet increased demands. How must security leaders respond? Amrit Williams of CloudPassage shares insight.
Slamming a Ukrainian energy provider for recently falling victim to a spear-phishing email and Excel macro attack might be easy. But security experts recommend all organizations use the incident to ensure they won't fall victim to copycat attacks.
After a data breach, how can organizations cooperate with law enforcement without increasing the likelihood they'll face civil lawsuits? By sticking to the basic facts, says T.C. Spencer Pryor, partner at the law firm Alston & Bird, in this video interview.
Attorney Kevin McGinty analyzes the potential impact of a Massachusetts judge's unusual decision to allow a class-action lawsuit stemming from a health data breach to proceed, despite a lack of evidence of harm stemming from the incident.
The Federal Trade Commission's latest cybersecurity-related enforcement action points to the need to carefully scrutinize the claims software companies make about the security functions of their products.
GovInfoSecurity announces its seventh annual list of top influencers - lawmakers, top government officials, practitioners and thought-leaders whose leadership has a substantial influence on government cybersecurity policy.
Reports on the Ukrainian energy supplier hack have left many crucial questions unanswered: Who was involved, did malware directly trigger a blackout and are other suppliers at risk from similar attacks? Cybersecurity experts offer potential answers.
What's it take to be a successful CISO? Mark Dill, former longtime information security director at the Cleveland Clinic, says it comes down to being patient, persistent and perceived as practical. He offers detailed career advice in this interview.
A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope.
A power blackout that recently affected about 1.4 million Ukrainians has been tied to an espionage Trojan called BlackEnergy. The attack appears to be the first time that hackers have successfully used malware to help disrupt energy-generation systems.
Expect rebooted European Union data privacy rules to drive organizations worldwide to begin minimizing the amount of information they collect and store on individuals in 2016, both to protect privacy as well as minimize the impact of data breaches.