A recent court ruling illustrates yet another way patient privacy can be compromised. A federal bankruptcy court slapped WakeMed Health and Hospitals with financial penalties for exposing patient information in filings it made for cases.
A group of cybersecurity policymakers recommends a series of steps the U.S. federal government and the private sector should take to ensure that the nation will have enough cybersecurity specialists in the coming decade.
FBI Director James Comey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and security expert Mikko Hypponen all advocate covering up your webcam as a cheap and no-brainer defense against everything from unscrupulous competitors to sextortionists.
Three recent criminal cases involving hospital insiders who allegedly committed a variety of fraud, identity theft or egregious privacy violations that victimized patients highlight just how difficult it is to mitigate insider threats.
B. Vindell Washington, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, pledges that the agency's top priority of advancing standards-based interoperable, secure health data exchange will continue under his leadership. But what will happen once a new president is elected?
The recent hacker attack targeting the drug records of Olympic athletes, as well as other breaches involving high-profile targets, highlight the challenges involved in protecting sensitive data from external attackers or malicious insiders driven by political and other causes, says security expert Sean Curran.
Recent data breaches involving mental health and substance abuse information highlight some of the special challenges that organizations can face in protecting extra-sensitive patient records. In one incident, stolen patient data was reportedly posted on the dark web.
As the Office of Personnel Management purged a hacker, another intruder who secretly infiltrated the system stole 20.5 million records containing personal information of government workers and contractors, a new GOP report says. Democrats dispute many of the report's key findings about security shortcomings.
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
If Russia is, indeed, meddling with the U.S. election, there's an obvious explanation: It's irritated by U.S. policy. But if Russia's frustration is being expressed through cyberattacks, how can the U.S. respond?
As it prepares to file an appeal in federal court, LabMD is seeking a "stay" in implementing the Federal Trade Commission's final ruling in a longstanding dispute over the lab's information security practices.
In an interview, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says he sees a secure future for the network of networks he helped create four decades ago as the co-developer of TCP/IP, the protocol that facilitates internet communications.
Data loss is an ongoing concern for all organizations. At the same time the world we work in has changed and people - and their data - are increasingly mobile and on an ever-growing number of devices and applications. Businesses need to secure their data and comply with regulations, without slowing down their users....
Hacker attacks added to the HHS Office for Civil Rights "wall of shame" tally of major health data breaches in recent weeks have affected a total of more than 8 million victims. But it's not just hacker attacks that are racking up big breach victim totals.
A Florida healthcare provider that treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in June is notifying patients impacted by a breach involving record snooping. The incident spotlights common privacy and security challenges.