The Precision Medicine Initiative announced earlier this year by the Obama administration is the ultimate healthcare "big data" project and faces many security and privacy challenges, says attorney Kirk Nahra.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights should take 10 steps to strengthen its oversight of HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance as well as improve followup activities on reported data breaches, a government watchdog agency concludes in two new reports.
Even if China fails to live up to its promise to stop pilfering corporate trade secrets, as America's spy chief predicts, the U.S. could still benefit diplomatically from the two nations' cybersecurity agreement.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
The commoditization of attack infrastructure and services in the cyber-criminal underground, and the low cost and ease of launching targeted attacks, are growing concerns that require new defense strategies, says Trend Micro's Raimund Genes.
A new GAO report points out persistent cybersecurity weaknesses among the federal government's two dozen largest agencies. It also questions the comprehensiveness of the guidance inspectors general receive for auditing the IT security compliance of agencies.
It's been two years since enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule's modified breach notification requirements began. But the most significant changes in the federal tally of major health data breaches since then appear to have more to do with a surge in hacker activity than the new requirements under HIPAA Omnibus.
The hotel chain bearing 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's name has confirmed that its point-of-sale systems were malware-infected for more than a year, but it's downplaying the possibility that card data was exfiltrated or used to commit fraud.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
The leader of a $24 million identity theft and tax refund fraud ring, which stole data from a military hospital, the Alabama Department of Public Health and others, has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison. Experts recommend steps organizations can take to prevent such crimes.
Europe's successful migration to EMV, which began more than a decade ago, employed deadline shifts, education for cardholders and merchants and an approach based on PIN codes. Here are lessons for the in-progress U.S. migration to EMV.
The traditional Security Operations Center is out, and the new Security Intelligence Center is in. Greg Boison of Lockheed Martin tells how security leaders are winning business support for this evolution.
The U.S. and China, as part of a cybersecurity agreement, have agreed not to conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sectors.
Security experts warn about a trio of new threats: GreenDispenser cash-out malware, the Shifu banking Trojan being spread via malvertising attacks and Neutrino crimeware getting an upgrade to steal payment-card data.