A massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management wasn't discovered by government sleuths - or the Einstein DHS intrusion detection system - but rather during a product demo, a new report says.
In addition to providing training, healthcare organizations should consider implementing technology to help prevent user mistakes that can lead to breaches of protected health information, says Geoffrey Bibby of ZixCorp.
With regulators gearing up to begin the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits, many covered entities appear to be overconfident about passing that scrutiny, according to the results of ISMG's latest Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Encrypted browsing - using HTTPS - helps secure online communications, and Apple says developers must now employ the protocol by default. Likewise, the White House says that by 2017, all federal websites must adopt HTTPS-only policies.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
If you look at recent breaches, you see a common thread: If privileged identities were better managed, breach impacts would greatly lessen. Bill Mann of Centrify discusses the essentials of privileged ID management.
A new final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services illustrates the critical role secure health data exchange will play in the coordination of care by participants in Accountable Care Organizations.
Many questions remain unanswered about the data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that may have exposed personal information for 4 million current and former government workers. Here's a closer look at seven of them.
Healthcare organizations' disaster recovery plans typically don't include steps to deal with looting incidents. But the April riots in Baltimore serve as a reminder that unexpected violence can result in health data breaches.
Rather than taking specific steps to thwart potential cyber-attacks from nation-states, organizations should focus instead on implementing a comprehensive strategy to protect their sensitive data from all threats, says Lance James of Deloitte &Touche.