The recent discovery of malware on a server storing health data used for research has prompted Kaiser Permanente to contact 5,100 patients about a potential privacy breach. The malware infection went undetected for more than two years.
The estimate of the total number of victims affected by a recent breach affecting two Los Angeles County public health departments has more than doubled. Find out details about the incident, which involved stolen PCs.
At a Senate hearing, GAO previewed a report that shows cyber-incident response shortcomings at federal agencies. And the FTC chair asked Congress for broad authority in enforcing a federal data breach notification law - if one is enacted.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.
A politically conservative watchdog group has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get answers to its questions about the security of HealthCare.gov, the website for Obamacare. Meanwhile, HHS says the site has had no security incidents.
More than 30.6 million individuals have been affected by major healthcare data breaches since 2009, the latest federal tally shows. Some security experts predict breach trends will shift, with business associates being implicated more often.
Seventeen individuals are facing charges for their alleged roles in an international ATM skimming and money laundering scheme. The indictments of multiple individuals for a low fraud amount is encouraging, experts say.