Federal regulators are reminding healthcare entities and business associates of the serious security and privacy risks that terminated employees can pose and offering advice for mitigating those risks.
A trio of Democratic senators is pushing for passage of a U.S. national data breach notification law. Data breach expert Troy Hunt tells lawmakers that data breaches will only get worse. But will Congress, which has rejected similar measures, enact this latest proposal?
Medical devices are increasingly used by cybercriminals to compromise networks, systems and patient data, says Dr. Jack Lewin of the consultancy Lewin and Associates, who's also chairman of the National Coalition on Health Care. That's why physicians should be advocates for better device security.
The lack of skilled personnel is hampering incident response, but automation can help, says Mike Fowler of DFLabs. Providing responders with "playbooks" for step-by-step incident response processes, for example, is essential, he contends.
Connected medical devices are a significant potential new attack surface that may not be covered by security tools and systems, says Ariel Shuper of Check Point Software Technologies. How can healthcare providers immunize their medical devices against threats before they are compromised?
A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
Spear phishing is the common trigger to many of the most popular - and successful - targeted attacks. How can organizations improve their defenses? Jon Clay of Trend Micro tells how to better spot and stop spear phishing.
Organizations are rapidly migrating services and data to cloud infrastructure, creating a new "cloud generation" of users who bring with them a new set of endpoint security concerns. How should these issues be prioritized and addressed? Naveen Palavalli of Symantec details new strategies and solutions.
Beleaguered ride-sharing service Uber has informed Britain's privacy regulator that 2.7 million U.K. riders and drivers had personal details exposed by the massive 2016 data breach that it covered up for a year.
Apple's latest desktop operating system, High Sierra, has a massive vulnerability that allows anyone to create, without a password, a "root" account that has access to all files on the computer. It's the third authentication-related fumble found in High Sierra since its general release in September.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has pleaded guilty to targeting more than 11,000 webmail accountholders to steal their passwords, including targeting 80 Gmail accounts at the request of an alleged Russian intelligence agent tied to a 2014 hack attack against Yahoo that exposed 500 million accounts.
Looking for a way to benchmark your cybersecurity organization against those of your peers? Intel Health and Life Sciences and its partners offer a Healthcare Security Readiness program that provides a benchmarking opportunity, David Houlding explains.