Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined.
Add the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to the growing list of cyberthreat information sharing legislation pending before Congress. Lawmakers are now considering four measures, all designed to help thwart data breaches.
A former systems administrator at a Romanian financial services institution has been extradited to the U.S. and charged with orchestrating an international hacking scheme that included attacks on medical offices, retailers and security firms.
A Government Accountability Office audit shows that Internal Revenue Service financial and taxpayer data remain unnecessarily vulnerable to inappropriate and undetected use, modification and disclosure.
Some security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed Stage 3 rule for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program could confuse healthcare entities about the importance of conducting a broad HIPAA risk assessment.
Despite high-profile attacks and publicity, advanced persistent threats continue to strike organizations in all sectors. How can security leaders improve defenses? ThreatTrack's Usman Choudhary offers advice.
A draft of cyberthreat data sharing legislation from Rep. Mike McCaul is "marginally better" in regards to privacy protections than a measure that passed the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, a privacy advocacy group says.
U.S. prosecutors are asking a judge to rescind his decision to provide a free defense for a Russian citizen who faces 40 charges relating to the alleged theft and sale of at least 2 million credit card numbers.
Target Corp.'s pending settlement of a consumer class action lawsuit is more about public relations than compensating victims, some observers say. But will it have an impact on a pending suit filed by banks?
David Recordon, a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, had been Facebook's engineering director for nearly six years before accepting the position of director of White House information technology.
Federal regulators issued a report about weaknesses found in an audit of Premera Blue Cross' systems about a month before an attack by hackers against the health insurer apparently started. Could those weaknesses have opened the door to an attack?
The massive cyber-attacks targeting health insurers Premera Blue Cross and Anthem Inc. make it clear that hackers increasingly view large healthcare organizations, especially payers, as attractive targets.
A bill to be introduced by Rep. Mike McCaul would designate DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as the portal for sharing cyberthreat information. The measure will spell out liability safeguards for those sharing data.