As federal regulators intensify their focus on compliance with requirements to provide patients with access to their health information, healthcare organizations need to sort through a variety of emerging challenges, says health information management and privacy expert Rita Bowen.
Facebook's relaunch and rebrand of its Libra digital payment initiative as Diem is seen by some as a shadow of its former self. Financial services commentator Chris Skinner explains why state governments and AML concerns are to blame.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about the potential for fraud, ransomware attacks or similar types of criminal activity related to COVID-19 vaccine research and distribution organizations.
In less than a month, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office and immediately confront a list of cybersecurity problems ranging from a now-leaderless CISA to the SolarWinds breach. Here's how security experts - and former government leaders - see the administration's cyber policies taking shape.
The growth in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis means that healthcare providers must carefully reassess and bolster the security of the connected devices, applications and systems used, says Kelly Rozumalski of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
In the year ahead, healthcare organizations must be prepared to face an assortment of advancing security threats, including those that damage the integrity of critical patient data, says Rod Piechowski of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Britain's National Crime Agency says 21 individuals have been arrested on suspicion of purchasing personally identifiable information from the WLeakInfo website. Authorities say the site provided access to more than 12 billion personal records culled from 10,000 data breaches.
More than two years after Europe's tough new General Data Protection Regulation came into full effect, EU privacy watchdogs are finding more consensus, and consumers have been benefiting, experts say. But how regulators apply sanctions, in particular, remains a work in progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted an array of evolving patient privacy issues that legislators and regulators will need to address in the year ahead, say government policy experts Mari Savickis and Cassie Leonard of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, NIST's Ron Ross has turned his attention to systems security engineering - and the reality that the adversaries are exploiting it to their advantage better than the defenders are. This disparity, Ross says, has to change.
A key player in the now-defunct "Silk Road" darknet marketplace who hid his involvement with the creation and operation of the website has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for making false statements to federal investigators.
Under legislation passed by Congress this weekend that awaits President Trump's signature, HIPAA enforcers, when considering financial penalties for compliance violations, would need to determine whether an organization had implemented "recognized security practices," such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Assets worth $4 million have been seized by authorities in Singapore from the former CEO of Phantom Secure, a now-defunct encrypted telecommunications services provider that offered services to transnational organized criminal syndicates, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Following its exposure of personal information on 130,000 individuals in an unsecured cloud database, SkyMed International, a company that provides medical emergency travel services, must revamp its security practices, according to a proposed Federal Trade Commission settlement.
For the first time, a U.S. technology firm has been fined under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Ireland's Data Protection Commission on Tuesday hit social media giant Twitter with a $547,000 fine for failing to report and document a data breach within 72 hours, as required under GDPR.