A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.
In the wake of large-scale breaches against retailers, including Target, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has launched an information sharing center in an effort to strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks.
Federal authorities announced May 13 that charges have been filed against 90 individuals in six states in a massive Medicare fraud takedown. Learn the details of fraudulent billings totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
A federal district court judge has given the green light for a Federal Trade Commission administrative trial to begin next week on a security complaint against LabMD, a medical testing lab that's now shuttered.
Internet users in the European Union can ask Google and other search engines to remove certain sensitive information from Internet search results, Europe's highest court ruled on May 13. ENISA praised the "landmark decision" on privacy.
As the HHS Office for Civil Rights ramps up HIPAA enforcement activities, a key leader of the agency's HIPAA initiatives has retired, and the director of the agency may soon be leaving as well. Find out the very latest details.
A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
The chairman of a House committee has requested that the GAO conduct "end-to-end testing" of the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare, greatly expanding GAO's security review plans. But federal officials say extensive testing of the site is ongoing.
Federal regulators are considering whether data segmentation technology that protects sensitive patient information when it's exchanged should be required for electronic health record software certified for the HITECH Act incentive program.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.