An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.
News about data breaches is motivating more organizations to take steps to improve their security profiles, says Bill Spooner, CIO of Sharp Healthcare, who analyzes the results of the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
A year after LinkedIn confirmed its network had been breached, reportedly exposing 6.5 million hashed passwords, the social media company is offering users the option of adopting two-factor authentication.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says policyholders' health, financial and personally identifiable information stored by insurers could be the next big target of hackers, so the state is seeking cyber-protection information from top insurers it regulates.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a hacker attack on a web server of the Health Information Trust Alliance, a security collaborative, that exposed a test database.
New guidance from federal regulators about using the Direct secure messaging protocol for health information exchange will help build trust among those sharing data, says security consultant Tom Walsh.
The Obama administration is intensifying efforts to get the Chinese government to stop hacking activities following a report that designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers.
Healthcare organizations need to provide more meaningful education on key information security issues, says Daniel Berger, CEO at Redspin.
The Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows that ramping up training is the No. 1 step organizations plan to take this year to help prevent health data breaches....
A House panel establishes a bipartisan supply chain working group to explore the federal government's role in helping industry assure that IT and telecommunications wares they buy abroad are safe from exploits.
Congress is highly unlikely to enact new laws to require industry to adhere to cybersecurity regulations. But that hasn't stopped a fierce debate among lawmakers and security experts on the value of such rules.
NIST's Ron Ross sees the cloud as helping to reduce the complexity of keeping data secure. But security expert Eugene Spafford of Purdue University offers a different viewpoint in the first part of a two-part joint interview.