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.
A Florida law that takes effect July 1 toughens the state's data breach notification statute by, in part, broadening the term "personal information" to include individuals' usernames and e-mail addresses under certain circumstances.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Verizon offers Smart Credential, a new service to help businesses manage risk by using a single credential in both the physical and virtual worlds, while Corero announces SecureWatch Analytics.
A Senate committee has approved legislation to reform the 12-year-old law that governs federal information security, plus two other cybersecurity-related bills. The full Senate will now consider the measures.
Montana state officials have now confirmed that 1.3 million individuals will be notified following a breach at the state's Department of Public Health and Human Services. Find out what information was compromised.
A federal advisory panel is gearing up to tackle a number of data security, privacy and legal issues involved when accessing and exchanging the electronic health information of patients who are minors. Find out what makes those issues so complex.
Consistency in privacy and security policies will prove critical to an effort in New York to link 10 regional health information exchanges into a statewide network, says David Whitlinger, executive director of the statewide initiative.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
A new $800,000 HIPAA settlement between federal regulators and an Indiana community health system is another reminder that protecting paper patient records is just as important as safeguarding electronic records. Find out the settlement details.
Current and former patients of a New York radiology practice are being notified that a former staff radiologist acquired protected health information from the practice's billing systems without authorization.