To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management - besmirched by a 2015 breach that exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals - turns to the military for its new chief information officer. He's DoD Principal Deputy CIO David DeVries.
A very advanced and targeted cyber-espionage campaign has been active for five years, and employs stealthy malware that can penetrate air-gapped networks and exfiltrate data using multiple techniques, security researchers warn.
New Food and Drug Administration draft guidance aims to alleviate a common topic of confusion in the healthcare sector: whether medical device makers need to submit for FDA review product modifications affecting cybersecurity.
Flaws in Qualcomm chipset software used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could be exploited to seize control of devices and steal any data they store, warns cybersecurity firm Check Point.
In the wake of the recent hack of the Bitfinex bitcoin exchange, the stability and security of cryptocurrency is again being questioned. In this video interview, cryptocurrency expert Robert Schwentker contends the attack, and others like it, could lead to regulation of cryptocurrencies.
A former Fla. hospital worker has been sentenced to federal prison in a case involving criminal HIPAA violations and tax fraud. Although the prosecution of HIPAA-related crimes are still rare, some experts say such cases could be on the rise.
The recent cyberattack on Banner Health Care, which may have compromised information on as many as 3.7 million individuals, appears to be the largest healthcare data breach reported so far in 2016 - a year that's already seen a string of disturbing hacker attacks. Here's an overview of recent cyberattack trends.
In the largest HIPAA settlement to date, federal regulators have smacked Chicago-based Advocate Health Care with a $5.5 million fine in the wake of an investigation into three 2013 breaches. The settlement is HHS's tenth HIPAA enforcement action this year.
The reported theft of $69 million worth of bitcoins from a Hong Kong-based exchange highlights the continuing challenges around keeping large quantities of digital currency out of the reach of hackers.
Arizona-based Banner Health, which operates 29 hospitals, says it's notifying 3.7 million individuals that their data was exposed in a "sophisticated cyberattack." An initial attack against payment card processing systems apparently opened the door to the attackers accessing healthcare data.
While hackers and ransomware attacks have been hogging the spotlight lately, regulators are warning healthcare entities and their business associates not to underestimate the serious security and privacy threats that insiders can pose.