Several Blue Shield of California spreadsheet reports inadvertently containing the Social Security numbers of 18,000 physicians and others were released 10 times by the state's Department of Managed Health Care. How could this have been prevented?
The Senate Intelligence Committee, by a 12 to 3 vote, has approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, which its sponsors say would encourage the federal government and private sector to voluntarily share cyberthreat information.
Bob Russo, long-time general manager of the PCI Council, will retire at the end of the year. Stephen Orfei, his replacement, will take the helm in September. Security experts analyze the potential impact of the change.
Oracle has stopped supporting XP, but promises the next update for Java 7 -- though not Java 8 -- will still run on XP. But for how long will this continue? Security experts chart XP's "downward spiral."
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Easy Solutions partners with Q2 to provide virtual banking solutions, while Lockheed Martin releases a new version of the Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager.
Healthcare organizations remain largely unaware of how the Heartbleed bug affects their sector, thinking that only websites and servers can be infected, when medical devices are still vulnerable as well, says Codenomicon's Mike Ahmadi.
Microsoft launched a botnet-focused takedown effort that didn't just block small-scale campaigns tied to two pieces of malware, but also resulted in an estimated 4 million legitimate site names being disrupted.
HIPAA settlements with large financial penalties grab headlines, but the majority of regulatory actions tied to breaches and other HIPAA complaints call for no such penalties. And most complaints are dismissed. Find out why.