A lawsuit by an Idaho-based data marketing and analytics vendor against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the latest legal dispute spotlighting growing privacy concerns related to the tracking and collection of consumers' healthcare-related and location data.
Hybrid war includes cyberattacks, critical infrastructure attacks and efforts to get information. Victoria Beckman, director of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in the Americas, says Ukraine used a national cybersecurity strategy to withstand such attacks from Russia and so can other countries.
U.S. companies could see new cybersecurity rules and restrictions on consumer data collection under a rule-making process initiated by the FTC. No regulatory outcome is guaranteed, but today's advanced notice of proposed rule-making is a first step to new data security and privacy regulations.
Black Hat USA 2022 opened with somber warnings from Chris Krebs about why application developers, vendors and the government need to solve major industry challenges. Key security executives also discussed DNS visibility, cloud security, patch management, APT strategies and supply chain woes.
Two hacking incidents - one reported by a Texas-based substance abuse treatment network that operates in several states and the other by a New Mexico community health center - have affected the sensitive medical information of nearly 300,000 individuals.
ISMG caught up with 11 security executives in Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss everything from open-source intelligence and Web3 security to training new security analysts and responding to directory attacks. Here's a look at some of the most interesting things we heard from industry leaders.
OneTrust has put nearly $1 billion in investment to good use, helping companies address data governance, security assurance, third-party risk and more, Chief Strategy Officer Blake Brannon says. OneTrust has taken on challenges such as monitoring the ethical use of data and verifying compliance.
Twitter confirms that a zero-day vulnerability allowed threat actors to gain access to the personal information of 5.4 million user account profiles. The company was notified about this specific vulnerability in Twitter's systems through its bug bounty program in January.
The government of India withdrew a long-anticipated personal data protection bill from Parliament. The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to instead introduce a comprehensive framework of global standard laws including digital privacy laws
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest ransomware trends from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, findings from the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board on the Log4j incident, and how security and privacy leaders are harmonizing new U.S. privacy laws.
In his role as CISO of intelliflo, veteran leader John Rouffas manages cybersecurity, risk and privacy - all in one role. And in doing so, he says, "I like to fly by the seat of my pants a bit." He explains his unique approach to leadership and mentoring.
As CISO of Edward-Elmhurst Health, Shefali Mookencherry consistently works at the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy. "Privacy tells us why," she says, "and security tells us how." She discusses her role and the inherent challenges it poses to her.
Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including data breach preparedness, the evolution of LockBit 3.0 and the potential impact of the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022.
Another proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges Facebook uses its Pixel tracking tool to collect millions of individuals' sensitive health data from healthcare provider websites without patients' knowledge or consent. HIPAA prohibits the use of PHI for marketing purposes without consent.
The ISMG Security Report analyzes a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, in which Uber accepts responsibility for a data breach cover-up to avoid criminal charges. It also discusses why early-stage startups are conserving cash and recent initiatives from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.