The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2017 budget yet again seeks additional funding for the long overdue HIPAA compliance audit program and a variety of other health data privacy and security efforts. But will Congress approve spending increases?
Federal regulators are proposing changes to regulations governing the data privacy of substance abuse patients. Privacy experts disagree about whether the changes are necessary and practical, or potentially harmful.
Java users are being warned to only use newly released installers to avoid a nasty potential exploit. Meanwhile, a veteran bug hunter questions whether Oracle's move to ditch Java browser plug-ins will have a significant security upside.
The rise in RFID-based contactless payment cards has led to increased concerns that fraudsters could wirelessly crack cards' secret cryptographic keys. But a team of MIT researchers has debuted defenses against such hack attacks.
"We never negotiate" might be the expectation whenever law enforcement or government agencies get targeted by criminals or even "cyberterrorists." But outside Hollywood, the reality too often turns out to be far less rigid.
For only the second time, federal regulators have slapped a healthcare entity with a civil monetary penalty in a case involving egregious HIPAA violations. Find out why Lincare Inc. was fined after a privacy incident affecting just 278 patients.
The new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement will be called "Privacy Shield." Beyond that, however, the actual details of the agreement - and whether it will pass muster with the EU's privacy commissioners or high court - appear to be a work in progress.
As the federal government moves forward with a long list of endeavors - including a "moonshot to end cancer" - focused on boosting medical innovations, it's critical that patient privacy and data security stay top of mind.
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
Israel has reportedly foiled a "severe cyberattack" launched against the Israeli Electricity Authority. The malware attack doesn't appear to have resulted in any disruption to the country's power grid, but many government systems remain offline.