A second Russian has pleaded guilty in connection with the largest U.S. hacking scheme, which compromised more than 160 million payment card numbers. But three other alleged conspirators have yet to be arrested.
While covered entities and business associates are becoming more aware of the need to encrypt patient data at rest, they often overlook securing data as it's shared and received, says security expert Joe Meyer of Coalfire.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
As federal HIPAA enforcers increasingly scrutinize business associate compliance, BAs need to be paying close attention to the details of settlements that federal regulators are signing with covered entities for HIPAA non-compliance cases and data breaches, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
President Obama characterizes hacks of American businesses by Chinese hackers as an "act of aggression" against the United States and promises his administration will take action against the Chinese if they don't stop.
The 6-year-old U.S. Cyber Challenge, designed to build interest in cybersecurity careers, is going strong, as participation in its online competition and cyber boot camps continues to grow, says Karen Evans, the organization's national director.
A Russian hacker who was extradited to the United States earlier this year has admitted his role in the largest hack attack in U.S. history, which resulted in the theft of 160 million payment card numbers. Find out how much time he could spend in prison under his plea agreement.
Drawn by the potential for low risk and high reward, criminals worldwide are increasingly pursuing online crime instead of conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Sutter Health's revelation that a former employee inappropriately sent patient information to a personal email account in violation of the organization's policy is yet another reminder of the privacy risks posed by email communication.
The U.S. payments infrastructure will come up far short of completing the rollout of EMV technology by the Oct. 1 fraud liability shift date. Experts say high costs, a perceived lack of consumer demand and doubts about EMV's ability to significantly reduce card fraud are to blame.
If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
Security experts trace many of the world's cybercrime attacks to Russia. But Russian authorities never extradite suspects, and they allow hackers to operate with impunity - if they play by some ground rules.
Adjusting risk management strategies in the aftermath of the newly discovered hacker attack on Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other recent massive cyber-attacks, will be among the hot topics discussed at the Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 17.