There is no such thing as 100 percent security, so what does a truly successful security program look like? Mike Gentile of Auxilio describes the key elements of a formal program and how best to deploy them.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a hospital company and a business associate for an insider breach that affected more than 82,000 individuals. The suit alleges patients didn't get the privacy protections they "paid for."
Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?
The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for hijacking the website of Lenovo.com and redirecting visitors to an attacker-controlled site. It also indicates that it's now sitting on a cache of stolen Lenovo e-mail messages.
A willingness to compromise expressed at a House hearing on President Obama's cyberthreat information sharing initiative offered a sign of hope that legislation to get businesses to share such data could pass Congress and be signed into law.
As more patient records are digitized, that data is a rapidly growing target for cybercriminals intent on committing medical identity theft and fraud, says Ann Patterson of the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, who analyzes a new report on the trends.
Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary.
Were DDoS attacks against major American banks in 2012 waged in retribution for U.S. government actions? A recently leaked top-secret memo prepared in 2013 for Keith Alexander, who was then NSA director, seems to confirm that's the case.
Anthem Inc. now confirms that the health insurer's recent data breach compromised a database containing personal information on 78.8 million individuals, with information on millions potentially stolen.
The expansion of some major federal government cybersecurity initiatives would be suspended if Congress does not fund the Department of Homeland Security by week's end, when a temporary appropriation ends.
Lenovo says it is working to remotely delete Superfish adware that it preinstalled on many laptops for consumers. But US-CERT warns that many products use the Komodia root certificate that is triggering security warnings.
Texas has dropped a lawsuit that it filed last year against Xerox related to a dispute over access to Medicaid records containing PHI. Nevertheless, the case remains as one of the largest health data breaches listed on the federal tally.
As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.