So far in 2017, hacking incidents continue to affect the largest number of individuals impacted by major health data breaches. Meanwhile, incidents involving unencrypted computing devices continue to decline, according to the federal breach tally.
The latest version of the Trump administration's draft cybersecurity executive order would direct the federal government to take a risk-based approach to IT security and hold agency heads responsible for the security of their organizations' IT assets.
HHS' four-year IT strategic plan includes improving security and privacy protections of data and systems, more effectively preventing and responding to emerging threats, and beefing up its cybersecurity workforce.
A new release from WikiLeaks - of what's alleged to be classified material from the CIA - has seemingly exposed some of the agency's most sensitive hacking projects and malware capabilities. Technology experts are scrambling to assess the impact, as well as WikiLeaks' claims.
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million cash, to offer SaaS-based application security testing. The move signals that secure coding - and agile-inflected DevOps - is hot. But will it come in time to secure the internet of things?
One of the world's allegedly most prolific spamming operations inadvertently left backup databases accessible online, exposing upwards of 1.37 billion records and a raft of internal company information.
Crypt0L0cker ransomware - originally tied to the Gameover Zeus gang - has returned, researchers warn, and in some cases is digitally signed to make it appear legitimate. Other attack campaigns are spreading Cerber and Sage Locker via spam emails sent via short-lived domain names.
The U.S. government has opted to drop an indictment against a child pornography suspect rather than reveal the software exploit used to identify him. The case highlights how the use of legal hacking techniques by law enforcement agencies can create complications in court.
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 16 individuals who were allegedly part of a $60 million healthcare fraud case involving falsifying electronic health records of hospice patients. Do EHRs make it easier to commit - and investigate - healthcare fraud?
The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in improving its information security practices, but it still has gaps that put sensitive data at risk for compromise, according to a new watchdog agency report. Experts say those same gaps are pervasive at many healthcare organizations.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.
A divided House committee has approved legislation that would expand the National Institute of Standards and Technology into the domain of auditing. The bill calls for NIST to assess federal agency compliance with its cybersecurity framework.
Cloud-connected stuffed animals built by Spiral Toys include an unsecured Bluetooth implementation that could be used to locally spy on anyone near the toys, a security research firm warns. It alleges that Spiral Toys has failed to respond to warnings it began issuing in October 2016.
An attack on a database used by Emory Healthcare for patient appointments is the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far in 2017. The incident spotlights a persistent problem facing a growing number of organizations that use misconfigured MongoDB and other similar databases.