It's time to consider amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule to enable the sharing of certain research data, without patients' authorization, to help improve the quality of care, contends Douglas Fridsma, M.D., a former federal health IT leader.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
Has your personal information been compromised in a data breach this year? This infographic showcases incidents that have affected various sectors, from banking to restaurants, proving that no industry is safe from a cyber-attack.
A new report from FireEye about the emergence of cyber-attacks aimed at the accounts of executives at publicly traded corporations for the purpose of "obtaining an edge" in stock trades has raised some questions among financial fraud experts.
A confidential FBI "flash" alert is warning of "wiper" malware attacks - that delete hard drive content - against U.S. businesses. Security experts say the alert is tied to the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which may be linked to North Korea.
For the second time in recent weeks, the vision care retail chain Visionworks has revealed that one of its stores has misplaced a server containing patient information, apparently due to improper disposal.
A year after Facebook received a bug report regarding a loophole in its app architecture, the vulnerability remains exploitable, says the researcher who discovered this potential threat to user privacy.
A government watchdog has begun auditing payments by state Medicaid agencies to hospitals participating in the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Find out about plans for other HITECH audits, including scrutiny of security.
A new U.K. government report accuses social networks of serving as a "safe haven for terrorists," inflaming what some see as tense relations in the post-Snowden era between the British government and Silicon Valley.
Anti-virus firms Symantec, F-Secure, and Kaspersky Lab have been criticized for not issuing public alerts more quickly about powerful Regin espionage malware that has capabilities that reportedly rival Stuxnet and Flame.
Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer explains why the group is funding academic efforts to lay the cornerstone for sustainable public policy to deal with the growing cyberthreats faced by governments, businesses and individuals.