To help improve HIPAA breach reporting, the Department of Health and Human Services should implement a formal mechanism for organizations to communicate with regulators about that process, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Effective security and risk programs require not just domain mastery but making security accessible to boards of directors and senior officers, says Karin Höne, the group chief information security and risk officer of South Africa-based multinational Barloworld.
A malware incident involving exfiltration of data has affected more than 1.24 million patients of Texas-based Baptist Medical Center and Resolute Health Hospital. It adds to a growing list of major health data breaches reported to regulators in recent weeks as affecting millions of individuals.
Four proposed federal class action lawsuits filed in recent days against MCG Health LLC in the wake of a recently disclosed 2020 hacking incident affecting up to 1.1 million individuals allege negligence and violations of various laws by the clinical guidelines vendor.
A proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges that Facebook is unlawfully collecting "millions" of individuals' information from the websites and patient portals of "hundreds" of medical providers without the knowledge and consent of patients.
Ronald Raether of Troutman Pepper says privacy, data security and information governance departments must collaborate to reduce unauthorized access to systems by criminals and make data operationalization more effective. He also says proper data mapping, governance and classification are critical.
Publicly traded companies will need to beef up their cybersecurity knowledge since the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing rules and guidelines that would mandate more stringent oversight of cyber risk, says Roger Sels, former vice president of cyber solutions for BlackBerry.
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
Worries among Democratic lawmakers that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn a key abortion ruling have led Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to introduce legislation that would ban data brokers from selling or transferring sensitive health and location data.
The U.S. Department of Justice, together with law enforcement partners in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, has dismantled the infrastructure of a massive Russian botnet known as RSOCKS, which hacked millions of computers and other electronic devices around the world.
A bipartisan U.S. proposal for a national privacy law also imposes new cybersecurity regulatory mandates onto the private sector. The inclusion of a data security section in draft privacy legislation shows the Washington consensus for voluntary industry measures is wearing thin.
The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking attorneys who are cybersecurity subject matter experts and can embed inside each agency and work closely with each other, says Lt. Col. Kurt Sanger, an attorney and deputy staff judge advocate of U.S. Cyber Command.
How can companies make their cybersecurity posture more transparent to stakeholders? That's a question being asked by both boards of directors and potential investors, says Stephen Boyer, founder and CTO of BitSight. He discusses the impact of new regulations and guidance from agencies.
Several major email breaches reported by healthcare entities in recent days and weeks have affected the health data of nearly 300,000 individuals. Experts say the incidents highlight the ongoing challenges many organization face involving phishing attacks and similar email compromises.