A former Texas hospital worker has received a prison term for violating HIPAA, one of the toughest penalties yet for such a crime. Learn why some legal experts say more criminal prosecutions for HIPAA violations are likely.
A British/American intelligence team hacked Gemalto - the world's largest SIM manufacturer - and stole encryption keys that can be used to intercept and eavesdrop on cellular communication, according to a news report citing leaked documents.
Lenovo - the world's largest PC manufacturer - says it will cease pre-installing Superfish adware on its devices and help customers delete the software and its risky digital certificate. But will all affected users get the message?
Under Jeremy Grant's stewardship, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has awarded some $30 million in grants to organizations to develop and test new, secure and easily employed ways for consumers to conduct transactions online.
Information sharing and analysis organizations being formed under President Obama's new executive order must avoid becoming silos that only share cyberthreat intelligence "within their own walls," warns Deborah Kobza, executive director of NH-ISAC.
Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.
Lawmakers have begun the process of taking up President Obama's call to enact cyberthreat information sharing legislation. But can Congress reach a consensus on appropriate liability protection, the issue that derailed earlier legislative proposals?
Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards.
When an FTC administrative trial on the data security practices of medical testing firm LabMD resumes March 3, an FTC judge could consider questions raised by a Congressional panel regarding Tiversa, a security firm at the center of the case.
Florence Comite, M.D., a pioneer in the evolving practice of "precision medicine," describes what's needed to protect patient privacy as more genetic and other sensitive data is collected about individuals to personalize their care.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
A team of hackers has been operating since at least 2001, wielding malware that even today is among the most advanced attack code to have ever been discovered, according to a new study. Security experts are debating whether the NSA could be involved.