With regulators gearing up to begin the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, many covered entities appear to be overconfident about passing that scrutiny, according to the results of ISMG's latest Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Encrypted browsing - using HTTPS - helps secure online communications, and Apple says developers must now employ the protocol by default. Likewise, the White House says that by 2017, all federal websites must adopt HTTPS-only policies.
Too few security systems interoperate, which makes it difficult for organizations to block or detect data breaches. But Cisco has an interoperability plan to improve the state of cybersecurity defenses, Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch says.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
If you look at recent breaches, you see a common thread: If privileged identities were better managed, breach impacts would greatly lessen. Bill Mann of Centrify discusses the essentials of privileged ID management.
Organizations are getting increasingly prioritizing incident response capabilities by putting investigation firms on retainer, or creating their own internal teams, says Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black.
For Symantec, the investigation into the Duqu 2 began May 29, when Kaspersky Lab shared samples of the espionage malware - which is based on Flame and Stuxnet - and asked the security researchers to help verify its findings.
Hackers are using medical devices as gateways to launch targeted attacks at hospitals, but there are steps organizations can take to better protect their environments, says Greg Enriquez, CEO of TrapX.
A new final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services illustrates the critical role secure health data exchange will play in the coordination of care by participants in Accountable Care Organizations.
Last year, organizations took an average of 205 days to detect a breach. To better combat such attacks and lock down breaches, FireEye's Jason Steer says organizations must lower that to hours or even minutes.