Karen DeSalvo, M.D., who has headed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT since January, is leaving the position to serve as acting assistant secretary for health, focusing on Ebola response efforts and other public health issues.
Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to China in the wake of allegations that hackers are targeting Chinese iCloud users. The Chinese government has denied any involvement in the attacks, which can bypass the latest iPhone's stronger encryption.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says medical device manufacturers need to do a better job of baking cybersecurity into product development. Meanwhile, federal officials are investigating suspected cybersecurity flaws in some devices.
Almost all versions of Windows are vulnerable to an OLE flaw that is being actively exploited in the wild. This is the second zero-day vulnerability tied to the so-called "Sandworm Team" of hackers, and no patch is yet available.
Security experts participating in an FDA workshop highlight the urgent need to immediately improve the cybersecurity of networked medical devices, which may be vulnerable to hacking that could potentially be life-threatening.
In his keynote address at the ISMG Fraud Summit New York on Oct. 21, PCI's Bob Russo predicts credit card fraud will significantly rise in the short term as EMV payment cards get rolled out in the United States. Find out why.
An FBI official on Oct. 20 said the hacks of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks do not appear to have been in retribution for Western economic sanctions against Russia. But FBI investigators still have not determined who was behind the attacks.
Researchers demonstrate how ATMs could be hacked - without installing malware - by connecting a tiny computer to an inside port, bypassing the ATM's own computer and instructing the cash dispenser to begin issuing money.
An unsecure folder of patient data that was accessible via the Internet has resulted in a breach affecting more than 307,000 individuals. Some security experts say this kind of misstep is a relatively common among healthcare organizations.
Staples has confirmed that it's investigating a potential data breach after a report warned that elevated levels of payment card fraud had recently been tied to card numbers used by consumers who shopped at the office supply retailer.
Drawing on networking protocols designed to support NASA's interplanetary missions, two researchers have created a networking system that's designed to transmit information securely and reliably in even the worst conditions, such as in an Ebola hot zone.
While fraud-fighting experts are debating the long-term impact President Obama's "BuySecure Initiative" will have on speeding EMV adoption in the U.S., they agree the president is drawing attention to the need for stronger card security.