A privacy advocate says the loss of unencrypted backup tape drives containing personal information on thousands of deceased patients of a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital offers another reminder of the importance of safeguarding sensitive health information.
The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But the cybercrime ecosystem is more automated, effective and robust than ever, Trend Micro reports.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
U.S. banks and credit unions suing Target for reimbursement of costs associated with its massive 2013 data breach want a court to force the retailer to disclose more details about its breach and security practices.
Could a change to federal law help prevent breaches such as those at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed the private information of more than 22 million individuals? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so.
A breach of patient data on a Web portal was discovered during a lengthy criminal investigation into a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme targeting Healthfirst, a New York-based managed care organization.
Planned Parenthood has reportedly notified the FBI and Department of Justice of an apparent hack attack against the organization. An anti-abortion group that calls itself 3301 is taking credit for the hack.
Gene Fay of Resilient Systems says the traditional method of solving risk issues through technologies no longer works. Instead, he says, security must be built on the foundation of an effective incident response plan.
Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
Will the Office of Personnel Management's breaches, which exposed the personal information of more than 22 million individuals, make it more or less likely that Congress will enact cybersecurity legislation, including a cyberthreat information sharing bill?
A lawsuit filed against information services firm Experian alleges the company failed to detect that a customer of its data aggregator unit was a fraudster. Could stronger customer vetting have prevented misuse of information?
Those testifying at a July 23 Senate hearing, including David Kibbe, M.D., said the federal government, healthcare providers and electronic health records vendors could take steps to help ensure the secure exchange of patient information is not blocked.
Amit Yoran, president of RSA, says Asian organizations must re-think their approach to security. He outlines five key steps to building a resilient cyber defense mechanism. But how do security leaders respond?
A lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed against UCLA Health on the first business day after the healthcare organization revealed it was the victim of a cyberattack that potentially compromised information on 4.5 million individuals.