An unsecure folder of patient data that was accessible via the Internet has resulted in a breach affecting more than 307,000 individuals. Some security experts say this kind of misstep is a relatively common among healthcare organizations.
Staples has confirmed that it's investigating a potential data breach after a report warned that elevated levels of payment card fraud had recently been tied to card numbers used by consumers who shopped at the office supply retailer.
Drawing on networking protocols designed to support NASA's interplanetary missions, two researchers have created a networking system that's designed to transmit information securely and reliably in even the worst conditions, such as in an Ebola hot zone.
While fraud-fighting experts are debating the long-term impact President Obama's "BuySecure Initiative" will have on speeding EMV adoption in the U.S., they agree the president is drawing attention to the need for stronger card security.
Despite President Obama's urgent call to lawmakers to enact a national data breach notification law, such legislation will not likely be voted upon before the current Congress adjourns at year's end. Here's why.
More healthcare entities might consider implementing NIST's cybersecurity framework if healthcare-specific guidance on putting the framework to use was available, says Lee Kim of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
In addition to adopting the right IT security standards to mitigate advance persistent threats, organizations need to pick the right people to carry out those standards, says Jon Long, a featured speaker at ISMG's Global APT Defense Summit on Oct. 22.
Government intelligence agencies' information security offensive capabilities may far outstrip businesses' collective defenses, but organizations can still tap a variety of techniques to defend themselves against many types of intrusions.
In the wake of recent payment card breaches, President Obama is taking steps to speed the adoption of EMV cards. He's also calling on Congress to enact a national data breach notification law and announcing a White House summit on consumer cybersecurity.
Apps for wearable devices that are designed to track a user's pulse rate, blood-oxygen level or location may be leaking that data during transmission, Symantec security researcher Candid WÃ¼eest warns in a Black Hat Europe briefing.
While the security of the HealthCare.gov website has improved, and the next open enrollment for Obamacare will go more smoothly, there's still plenty of work to be done, says Curt Kwak, former CIO of the Washington state health insurance exchange.
"Cybercrime as a service" and the globalization of attacks are two of the trends noted by cyber-intelligence firm Group-IB in its third annual High-Tech Crime Report. Group-IB's Alexander Tushkanov explains the lessons that can be learned.