A watchdog agency's estimate that as much as $729 million worth of HITECH Act incentive payments might have been paid to doctors who failed to provide proof that they were meeting requirements for meaningful use of EHRs - including risk assessments - is raising questions about the program's accountability.
Two security firms have investigated what they describe as a malware platform for attacking the industrial control systems that run electricity plants. They warn that the platform was the likely culprit behind the December blackouts in Ukraine.
Banks that collectively own SWIFT saw their profits vanish last year as the organization increased its investments in information security, even as the interbank messaging service handled record volumes of money-moving messages.
In an in-depth interview, David Finn, a member of a task force that advised the Department of Health and Human Services on cybersecurity challenges, describes its recommendations, including the need for a healthcare sector-specific cybersecurity framework.
New details have emerged relating to the 2015 hack attack against French broadcaster TV5Monde, which resulted in multiple television channels going dark as well as social media channels run by the broadcaster being hijacked and used to spew purported jihadist propaganda.
HHS has issued a checklist and other materials to aid healthcare organizations and their vendors in their "quick response" to cyberattacks. The move comes as Congress scrutinizes HHS' efforts to help the healthcare sector improve its cybersecurity capabilities.
To encourage individuals to improve their security practices, begin by not blaming them. That was one takeaway from security experts at the Infosecurity Europe conference, who offered practical tips for changing user behavior and creating a culture of security.
Former FBI Director James Comey trickled out new details during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about what the FBI knew and when regarding Russia's alleged cyber intrusions. We've rounded up the details.
Russian anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab has filed two antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe, contending that the company has engineered Windows 10 to favor its preinstalled malware-fighting program, Windows Defender.
The Department of Veteran Affairs' implementation of an electronic health records system from the same vendor used by the Department of Defense likely will improve the security of vets' health data, but the move presents many new challenges, some health data security experts say.
In the wake of the London Bridge attacks, Stella Rimington opened the Infosecurity Europe conference in London with lessons learned from her tenure as director general of Britain's domestic security service, MI5.
A 25-year-old federal contractor has been arrested and charged with leaking a top-secret NSA document that describes Russian efforts to compromise the U.S. election. The arrest was announced just hours after a news outlet, The Intercept, published a report based on the classified material.