A Hollywood hospital acknowledges paying ransom to unlock data seized by attackers. But while experts generally caution against paying extortionists, some organizations do indeed fold under the pressure to get their critical data back quickly.
Jeff Shaffer, a former Secret Service agent, has investigated cybercrime for more than 25 years. Now a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he discusses how organizations can protect their assets better by understanding their attackers' MO.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has blasted a U.S. federal judge's Feb. 16 order compelling Apple to help bypass the encryption on an iPhone seized by the FBI, saying the crypto backdoor would set a "dangerous" precedent.
An alleged hacktivist suspected of launching a DDoS attack on a children's hospital has been arrested and charged after he and his wife were rescued at sea by a Disney cruise ship off the coast of Cuba. Will this case have a storybook ending?
The United States and Israel hacked into Iran's military and civilian infrastructure as part of a secret program code-named "Nitro Zeus" that was designed to disable the country's critical infrastructure on demand, claims the new documentary film "Zero Days."
Multiple hospitals from Hollywood to Germany have been hit recently by ransomware attacks. It's a reminder that no organization is immune to outbreaks of malware that's designed to forcibly encrypt all data stored on PCs and servers.
Antonin Scalia's replacement could help push the Supreme Court to reinterpret the Constitution's Fourth Amendment to make it harder for the government to surveil citizens online and seize their records stored on servers maintained by cloud service providers.
Warning: Too many voice over IP devices being used in enterprise environments have well-known default passwords or no security at all, thus leaving organizations at risk from covert surveillance and toll-fraud scammers, experts say.
The U.S. and U.K. government push to "backdoor" strong crypto - used to secure everything from online banking and e-commerce to patient health records and consumer communications - wouldn't stop most criminals or terrorists, researchers warn.
Federal regulators have issued new guidance to clarify scenarios where HIPAA privacy and security regulation might apply, including for mobile health applications and electronic data exchange. Why are some organizations still so confused?
When it comes to medical device security, healthcare organizations need to make some bold moves to improve the cybersecurity of devices used in their environments, says medical device cybersecurity expert Stephen Grimes. He'll be a featured speaker at the HIMSS 2016 Conference.
U.K. police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of having perpetrated a series of high-profile hacks and pranks against senior U.S. officials, including the director of the CIA, plus the recent release of nearly 30,000 DHS and FBI employees' contact details.
When it comes to responding to network security threats, it isn't just a matter of collecting and analyzing data. It's a question of how quickly you can put that data to work in your defenses, says Dan Holden of Arbor Networks.
Several recent health data security incidents - including two at a Florida hospital and another at a Washington state Medicaid agency - illustrate the challenges healthcare organizations face in detecting and preventing insider breaches.