Healthcare providers and their health IT vendors need more time to meet a pending federal deadline to comply with information-sharing regulations that pertain to an expanding set of electronic health information, say a slew of heavyweight lobbying groups in a letter to federal regulators.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed into law two bills containing privacy protections for information related to reproductive health and abortion, in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Other states may follow suit.
A congressional deal will ensure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can continue collecting fees from medical device manufacturers but at the price of dropping increased cybersecurity mandates for the industry. Requiring manufacturers to patch devices had bipartisan support.
Should the now-former CSO of Uber have reported a security incident to authorities after discovering signs of unusual behavior? That's one of the big questions now being asked in the closely watched trial of Joe Sullivan, who's been charged with covering up a data breach and paying off hackers.
Credit card giant Capital One is moving past its 2019 hacking incident as federal regulators stop requiring quarterly updates on efforts to improve cybersecurity and a federal judge signs off on a $190 million settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit.
Errol Weiss, chief security officer of Health-ISAC for the past three years, watched the healthcare sector undergo a historic revolution in the digital delivery of services to patients. Also in that time, the attack surface grew exponentially. How can entities best defend it?
Recent hacking incidents involving an emergency medical transport company and a firm that provides billing services to ambulance companies underscore how protected health information is subject to risk and oversight alike before a patient even steps into a hospital.
The Department of Health and Human Services slapped three dental practices with fines and corrective action plans in its latest round of HIPAA enforcement actions involving patient right of access. The actions come just days after a new director of the Office for Civil Rights assumed office.
As the Federal Trade Commission focuses on data brokers that collect and share consumers' sensitive information, any company that participates in those activities needs to carefully review its practices, says attorney Daniel Kaufman, former acting director of the FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau.
U.S. Democratic senators are urging the Biden administration to update HIPAA to enhance privacy protections over reproductive health data in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
Software point of sale or SoftPOS is a groundbreaking technology that allows businesses to accept card payments directly on their devices without requiring any additional software. As this payment method gains widespread adoption, what does it mean for the security of our payments systems?
A White House agency today told U.S. federal government IT vendors they must attest to using secure software development techniques. Self-attestation "is a bit of a compliance activity, but it's a pretty light compliance activity," says former federal CISO Grant Schneider.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported a hacking incident that affected 236,000 individuals, potentially including any current or former inmate who since 2008 received a mental health diagnosis while incarcerated.
Banking regulators are looking for ways to tackle authorized payment scams, such as spreading the risk to other banks. In a new report on how eight countries are handling this fraud, researcher Ken Palla advises banks to focus on reimbursing victims and preventing the theft.
The world's largest cryptocurrency trading platform is bankrolling a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions against Tornado Cash. The cryptocurrency mixer is a favored tool of North Korean crypto thieves, who use it to launder stolen funds.