HealthcareInfoSecurity announces its third annual list of Influencers to recognize leaders who are playing a significant role in shaping the way healthcare organizations approach information security and privacy.
Application security, especially for medical devices, needs to be a higher priority because vulnerable apps can create patient safety issues, expose patient information and raise the risk for ID theft and fraud, says security specialist Mike Weber.
Facebook dismisses reports that a brief Jan. 26 outage was triggered by either U.S. blizzard conditions or the hacking group Lizard Squad. The social network blames the hour-long outage on an internal, technical problem.
As the East Coast braces for a blizzard, information security experts say organizations in the path of the storm should be preparing to launch their business continuity plans - including making arrangements for those forced to work at home.
After heavy criticism from privacy watchdogs, the Department of Health and Human Services has made a number of fixes to the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare to scale back the release of consumer data to third-party commercial sites.
The Malaysia Airlines website was the victim of an apparent DNS settings attack on Jan. 26, for which the hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit. The hacking group began leaking some travelers' itineraries.
As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.
The increase in sophisticated hacking attacks will lead other sectors to follow the lead of the financial services industry in implementing multifactor authentication, says Ken Hunt, CEO of VASCO Data Security International.
The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is protesting redactions made by the Transportation Security Administration to a security audit of DHS information systems at New York's JFK airport.
Nearly a year after issuing a first draft, NIST has released a substantially revised proposal for changing the way it develops cryptographic standards. The effort was launched after the NSA was accused of tampering with a NIST cryptographic algorithm.
As a result of President Obama's "Buy Secure" initiative, the federal government this month is kicking off its chip-and-PIN rollout. Fraud experts now debate what impact the move will have on banks' EMV chip-card strategies.