Bitcoin-trading website Mt.Gox was taken offline abruptly as of late Monday, Feb. 24. The news raises concerns about the viability of the online virtual currency as well as security issues associated with Bitcoin.
The Department of Health and Human Services is taking the first steps toward resuming the HIPAA compliance audit program this year, examining business associates as well as covered entities. Find out what's planned.
In an effort to combat medical identity theft and healthcare fraud, the Department of Veterans Affairs is issuing new ID cards to millions of vets. But do the new cards go far enough in enhancing security?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued a proposal for an interim, updated edition of HITECH Act electronic health record software certification criteria, including privacy and security components.
Dan Clements of IntelCrawler, the research firm that claims it traced malware apparently used in the Target breach and other retailer attacks, outlines steps merchants, banks and others should take to secure their networks.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM introduces forensics software designed to retrace actions of cybercriminals. Also, ThreatMetrix announces frictionless context-based authentication, and more.
Many security incidents that affect the nation's critical infrastructure go unnoticed due to a lack of sufficient detection or logging capabilities, according to a new report, which calls for enhanced monitoring and reporting of incidents.
A law firm has developed a free iPhone app, Data Breach 411, to help organizations with breach notification compliance. The app provides links to 46 state data breach notification laws, relevant federal statutes and other resources.