Eight defendants have been charged in an alleged identity theft fraud scheme involving the theft of personal information from a call center for use in unauthorized wire transfers and to obtain payment cards.
Federal regulators have released a proposed framework for addressing safety risks involved in using healthcare IT, including EHRs and medical devices. The report takes into account that cybersecurity can play a role in ensuring safety.
Information services firm Experian is responding to news that two states are investigating a breach involving a subsidiary that allegedly provided information to a cybercriminal, saying there's been "inaccurate information" circulating online.
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.