The use of synthetic identities is a rising concern for organizations, and financial institutions are often the ones taking the hit for the fraud, says Claudel Chery of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Jeh Johnson has cleared a major hurdle to becoming the next Homeland Security secretary and a chief advocate for the administration's cybersecurity policies. But it's unclear when the full Senate will vote on his nomination.
From a risk management perspective, the federal HealthCare.gov website should be shut down until its technical problems are fixed and end-to-end security testing is completed, says consumer advocate Christopher Rasmussen.
Figuring out how Edward Snowden breached NSA computers is sort of like solving a puzzle. Take public information and match it with an understanding of how organizations get hacked, and the pieces seem to fall into place.
A federal advisory panel will recommend that the Department of Health and Human Services take an incremental approach to implementing a revised HIPAA accounting of disclosures rule. Find out about tentative plans for fine-tuning the rule.
Attorneys discuss the significance of the 10-year prison sentence for hacker Jeremy Hammond, who pleaded guilty in connection with a 2011 breach of Stratfor, a global intelligence firm that provides services to the U.S. government.
For risk managers, an often overlooked step for minimizing supply chain risks is to continually monitor outsourcers and other third parties to address critical security issues, says the Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin.
Google has agreed to a $17 million settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia over its unauthorized placement of cookies on computers using Apple Safari Web browsers, which the states claim was a privacy violation.
Computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing new ways to apply encryption when storing or searching data in the cloud, says Paul Royal, associate director of the university's information security center.
Financial institutions and businesses in other sectors must continually collect information about their online customers to ensure stronger authentication, says Avivah Litan, a fraud expert and analyst for the consultancy Gartner.
A North Carolina state website that provides the public with transparency into government spending inadvertently listed personal data on 1,300 patients. A security expert offers insights on preventing such breaches.
HIPAA compliance training can play a critical role in preventing data breaches. Learn why a medical billing company switched to a cloud-based approach to improve training accountability, efficiency and documentation.
Although businesses understand the benefits of sharing cyber-threat information with law enforcement, they often let perceived legal constraints prevent them from collaborating, says Mary Galligan, a former FBI investigator.
Medical identity theft, an often underestimated crime, is one of the fastest growing offenses in America. It has claimed more than 1.8 million domestic victims so far this year - a 19 percent increase from 2012 - and is expected to get worse before it gets better.