Acknowledging the urgent IT security challenges the nation faces, a cybersecurity commission named by President Barack Obama encourages the incoming administration to adopt some of its recommendations in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
The House has easily approved a heavily reworked version of the 21st Century Cures bill that was stripped of controversial proposed changes to HIPAA. The measure, which would provide $6.3 billion for various efforts to advance medical innovation and is backed by the White House, will proceed to the Senate next week.
Encrypting healthcare data is a no-brainer, right? It keeps your organization off the Wall of Shame in the event of a breach, and it's just the right thing to do. So, why are so many healthcare entities still failing to encrypt?
Deutsche Telekom says 900,000 customers were unable to access the internet after their routers were infected with malware. Researchers say it's a modified version of Mirai - code for building an internet-of-things botnet.
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
Federal regulators have issued a warning to healthcare sector organizations about a phishing email campaign that pretends to be compliance audit communications from the nation's top HIPAA enforcer. But who's really sending out these emails?
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a physician chosen by President-elect Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has been an advocate of adding flexibility to the HITECH Act electronic health records program and for repealing Obamacare. But where does he stand on privacy and security issues?
Local police are investigating ATM skimming attacks at four New York hospitals. Security experts warn that fraudsters will likely continue to target locations, including hospitals, where ATMs are not closely monitored and around-the-clock access to the terminals is available.
The House is slated to vote Nov. 30 on a heavily reworked version of the 21st Century Cures bill that no longer includes a controversial provision calling for significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.