Well-known health data privacy expert and federal adviser Deven McGraw is joining the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as its new deputy director for health information privacy, heading its HIPAA enforcement efforts.
The FBI and Justice Department are investigating a 2014 hack that compromised systems owned by the Houston Astros professional baseball team, which was allegedly launched by the rival St. Louis Cardinals.
What's your digital identity strategy? Numerous agencies in countries across Europe - such as the Italian postal service - are creating new approaches to verifying identities and allowing them to be used as a trusted service, says CA's Paul Briault.
Threat intelligence is increasingly being brought to bear to help businesses apply kill-chain concepts, focusing on disrupting discrete parts of online attacks as early as possible, says Fortinet's Simon Bryden.
Exasperated House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz faults OPM Director Katherine Archuleta for not embracing a 2014 inspector general recommendation to shutter unauthorized IT systems that hackers eventually breached.
The Internet of Things is posing an increased risk to all organizations. One global data center provider, for example, recently discovered that its malware-infected power supplies were part of a botnet, says Chris Richter of Level 3 Communications.
The recent string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector is a reminder of the need for organizations to re-assess whether they're following best practices to secure remote access to sensitive data, says security expert Gary Glover.
Luck, timing and execution. Those words have guided Malcolm Harkins' career, and they played a huge role in the longtime Intel security chief departing to be global CISO at Cylance. What are his new challenges?
Forget attributions of the German parliament malware outbreak to Russia, or Chancellor Angela Merkel's office being "ground zero." The real takeaway is the Bundestag's apparent lack of effective defenses or a breach-response plan.
A new Obama administration cybersecurity initiative isn't placing new burdens on federal government agencies; it's aimed at getting them to comply with recommended safeguards they've failed to implement.
When it comes to health data breaches, business associates are again grabbing headlines, calling attention to the importance of scrutinizing vendors. The latest incident involves a breach that wasn't reported to a covered entity for eight months.
The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
The list of information security threats facing organizations continues to grow longer. But it's up to CIOs to put the right defenses - and priorities - in place, says David White at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.
At ISMG's Healthcare Information Security Summit, a CIO and two CISOs offered insights on winning CEO support for information security spending as well as building a culture of security. Find out what they had to say.