Look for the Biden administration to put health data privacy and security on the front burner next year. Here's what could be in store at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA.
A long-overdue report on findings from a HIPAA compliance audit program conducted in 2016 and 2017 illustrates shortcomings that, unfortunately, are still common today. Those include the failure to conduct a security risk analysis and the failure to give patients access to their records.
Cybersecurity is a legitimate - and significant - business risk, and it's time to frame the topic appropriately, says Robert Hill, CEO of Cyturus. He shares insight on how to discuss cyber risk appropriately with C-level leadership and the board of directors.
With digital transformation come new applications and efficiencies in the cloud. But governance, visibility and access challenges also emerge. Ron Bennetan of Imperva shares strategies for improving data governance and security in the cloud.
What are the critical components of a strong enterprise cyber risk management program for healthcare entities? Bob Chaput, founder of security and privacy consulting firm Clearwater, outlines key factors in an interview about his new book on the topic.
With COVID-19 as a backdrop and 5G on the horizon, what will be 2021's top issues in identifying, protecting and defending against attacks across a dramatically expanded threat landscape? This latest CEO/CISO panel addresses the challenges of the new year.
Darkside is the latest ransomware operation to announce an affiliate program in which a ransomware operator maintains crypto-locking malware and a ransom payment infrastructure while crowdsourced and vetted affiliates find and infect targets. When a victim pays, the operator and affiliate share the loot.
Cybersecurity is poised to become a higher White House priority when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. And he's expected to renew key international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks.
Newly updated Food and Drug Administration guidelines will help experts to more accurately score and communicate the criticality of security vulnerabilities identified in medical devices, says Elad Luz, head of security research at CyberMDX.
COVID-19 infections are hitting new daily highs in the U.S., and some European countries are re-imposing restrictions. Plus, the flu season is just around the corner. "We're in a bad place," says pandemic expert Regina Phelps, who shares insights on pandemic trends and response.
Federal regulators have slapped health insurer Aetna with a $1 million HIPAA settlement for three 2017 breaches - including a mailing incident that exposed HIV information - that occurred within six months.
An indictment unsealed this week demonstrates the degree to which Western intelligence agencies have apparently been able to infiltrate the Russian intelligence apparatus to trace attacks back to specific agencies - and individual operators. Shouldn't Russian spies have better operational security?
As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.