Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are 10 of the top takeaways from the conference's keynote sessions.
Tens of thousands of minors on Instagram expose their email addresses and phone numbers, which child-safety and privacy experts say is worrisome. The kids have turned their profiles from personal ones to business ones, which Instagram mandates must have contact details. But is that appropriate for a child?
The House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would lift a 20-year ban on the Department of Health and Human Services funding the development or adoption of a unique, national patient identifier. But plenty of hurdles remain. Find out why this is a critical issue for CISOs as well as privacy officers.
ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit, to be held in New York on June 25, will feature a top-notch roster of expert speakers, including regulatory and law enforcement authorities, CISOs from leading healthcare provider organizations and technology thought leaders.
Britain's biggest businesses continue to inappropriately expose servers and services to the internet, putting the organizations and data at risk, according to a study by Rapid7. Tod Beardsley describes the findings, including a widespread lack of phishing defenses as well as cloud misconfigurations.
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4 TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes Apple's newly announced single sign-on function that's built with privacy in mind. Plus, a discussion of the "other" insider threat and an Infosecurity Europe conference recap.
As spotlighted by the recent American Medical Collection Agency breach impacting at least four clients and more than 20 million of those companies' patients so far, vendor risk management is an increasingly critical component of information security, says Eddie Chang of Travelers Insurance.
A third medical lab test firm - BioReference Laboratories - has acknowledged that it's a victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which may have exposed data on more than 20 million patients. Meanwhile, at least four state attorneys general are now investigating the breach.
One year after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect, data protection experts gathered at the European Data Protection Summit in London to review the state of privacy - not just in the U.K. and Europe but across the world. Here are eight takeaways.
Apple will introduce a feature in its new iOS 13 operating system later this year that allows the use of Apple credentials to log into other services. The feature is designed to reduce the amount of personal information that app developers obtain, a clear shot across the bow of Facebook and Google.
Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics, exposing a wealth of information, including Social Security numbers.
A proposed $74 million settlement of a consolidated class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross after a 2014 data breach that affected nearly 11 million individuals includes $32 million for breach victims and also would require the health insurer to invest $42 million to bolster data security.