The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of an IT transformation that spotlights security efforts ranging from enforcing the use of two-factor authentication to reducing privileged access accounts, says a new mid-year report.
The federal tally of major health data breaches shows that to-date in 2016, there have been more reported hacker incidents than during the first half of 2015. However, so far this year, those hacks appear to be affecting fewer individuals.
More than half of all Android smartphones have a flaw that can be exploited to bypass the devices' full-disk encryption. As a result, law enforcement agencies - or attackers - could access all supposedly encrypted data being stored on vulnerable devices.
Members of Congress have sent a letter to federal regulators saying that because ransomware attacks are "different" from other breaches in the healthcare sector, there's a need for new recommendations in upcoming government guidance.
In the first HIPAA enforcement action against a business associate, federal regulators have smacked a nonprofit organization with a $650,000 penalty following an investigation into a 2014 security incident affecting just 412 patients.
While malware may be used for an initial attack, hackers quickly begin using tools to move around networks that often don't raise suspicion. Here's what to look out for to detect a "low and slow" attack.
Breach fallout continues to mount in the aftermath of a cyberattack on cloud-based electronic health records vendor Bizmatics, which apparently affected hundreds of thousands of patients. The saga highlights important security lessons for covered entities when it comes to dealing with business associates.
The MySpace and LinkedIn data dumps have been made available by a security researcher on his website, which is perhaps the most easily accessible source for obtaining it. But does it put people at greater risk?
Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has once again found major vulnerabilities in Symantec's security products. Symantec has released updates, but not all will install automatically - some vulnerable products must be manually updated.
In a video interview, FBI supervisory special agent Dan Wierzbicki says the bureau wants to work with businesses to improve the information in its cybersecurity alerts as well as to identify threats sooner.
As many as 250,000 credentials for Remote Desktop Protocol servers around the world may have been offered for sale on the now-shuttered xDedic cybercrime marketplace. So what can organizations do to mitigate related risks and avoid a major network intrusion?
Bangladesh Bank has opted to not extend a contract with the incident response team that it hired to investigate the theft of $81 million via fraudulent SWIFT messages. Meanwhile, similar hack attack tactics have apparently been used to steal $10 million from an unnamed bank in Ukraine.
A hacker is reportedly selling on the dark web copies of databases stolen from three unidentified U.S. healthcare organizations and one unnamed health insurer containing data on millions of patients. Why are such postings becoming more common, and what can organizations do to avoid becoming the next victim?
By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters have decided to leave the European Union. But as Britain renegotiates its relationship with EU member states, its mass surveillance practices will likely face sharp scrutiny.