A new guide from WEDI offers some basic tips for organizations assessing incidents under the HIPAA Omnibus breach notification rule. But it's important to address additional factors for effective beach assessment and response, two experts say.
Despite their differences on certain issues, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Retail Industry Leaders Association have joined forces in an effort to prevent breaches by enhancing cybersecurity and threat intelligence sharing.
Many endpoints in the healthcare sector, including medical devices, are being hacked because of inadequate security, according to a new study from the SANS Institute that identified apparent vulnerabilities at 375 organizations.
Now that the cybersecurity framework has been released, security experts are pondering whether the voluntary approach to following the guidance might eventually need to be replaced by some sort of mandate.
While many organizations rely on employee training to help mitigate the risks of spear phishing, such efforts are generally ineffective, says Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University, who explains why a technical solution might be better.
Website security firm CloudFlare is warning organizations worldwide to be on the lookout for an increase in larger DDoS attacks. But these NTP attacks are far less sophisticated than the earlier DDoS attacks that targeted U.S. banks.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced ans extended security platform. Other news includes: Intermedia's new McAfee e-mail defense suite, Trend Micro receiving honors from Gartner and more.
The RSA Conference 2014 will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Francisco, and Information Security Media Group will be the only Diamond Media Sponsor. Learn what's on the agenda at this world-class security event.
NIST has unveiled its long-awaited cybersecurity framework, which provides best practices for voluntary use in all critical infrastructure sectors, including, for example, government, healthcare, financial services and transportation.
Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.
Healthcare providers are turning to patient portals to provide remote access to electronic health records. But they face challenges when giving parents access to the records of minors of a certain age, says attorney Adam Greene.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former hospital CFO with submitting false documents to obtain about $785,000 from the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program. Find out more about the ongoing federal fraud crackdown.