Security experts warn of an increased risk that terrorists will disrupt the financial sector via cyber-attacks. In response, law enforcement authorities who monitor U.S. and U.K. financial markets plan to embed employees in each other's organizations.
Todd Park, the nation's chief technology officer at the time of last year's troubled launch of HealthCare.gov, tells a House panel that he had limited involvement with the Obamacare website's cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity specialists need to learn to think like an adversary in order to develop sound defense strategies, says Greg Shannon, chief scientist at the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute.
Microsoft has issued an emergency fix for a vulnerability in Windows Kerberos that is being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Attackers can leverage the flaw to gain all-access rights to anything inside an Active Directory Domain, experts warn.
Technically savvy armed robbers who stole an encrypted laptop and smart phone from a physician who works at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston demanded that the doctor reveal the devices' passwords and encryption keys as well.
A former hospital CFO has pleaded guilty to submitting false documents so the medical center could receive payments from the HITECH Act EHR incentive program. Some legal experts say other federal prosecutions for HITECH Act fraud are likely.
Put together, two IRS audits illustrate a major concern many security pros have about FISMA audits: They're checklists of whether organizations comply with regulations that require specific processes but do not determine if the processes are effective.
The Walgreens case is the second state court ruling in recent weeks that calls attention to how incidents involving alleged patient privacy violations can lead to negligence lawsuits that invoke HIPAA as a benchmark.
The stiff sentence of a cybercriminal for his role in an Internet-based scheme that trafficked in hacked payment card sends a strong message about the serious nature of ID theft. But experts say more tough sentences are needed to deter fraudsters.