What are the biggest privacy and security concerns in healthcare when it comes to the use of big data and data analytics tools? Attorneys Elizabeth Mann and Brad Peterson explain what organizations need to know before they dig in.
A computer security researcher has discovered a vast marketing database containing 340 million records on U.S. consumers. The database is the latest in a long line of databases to have been left exposed to the internet without authentication, thus putting people's personal data at risk.
The European Union's (EU's) General Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began enforcement on May 25, 2018, dramatically increases the penalties for failing to properly protect users' personal . The maximum fines that can be leveraged against an organization eclipse penalties that have been imposed in the past; they...
Reality Leigh Winner, 26, a former contractor for the NSA, has pleaded guilty to leaking a "top secret" five page document that describes Russian meddling with U.S. voting systems. She's agreed to a plea deal that calls for her to serve a 63-months prison sentence.
Helping victims know their passwords have been exposed in a data breach is half the battle in the fight to improve password security. To help, Mozilla and 1Password are integrating into their products a feature from the popular "Have I Been Pwned" breach notification service.
Phishing remains the top attack vector, and an organization's people of course remain the top target. But how can these same people be leveraged as a key component in your anti-phishing defense? "Security professionals have to abandon any notion that phishing is solely a technology challenge", says Kurt Wescoe, Chief...
Electric car manufacturer Tesla has sued a former employee for sabotage, alleging that he "unlawfully hacked the company's confidential and trade secret information" and gave it to third parties while leaving a trail designed to implicate other employees. The ex-employee, however, claims he's a whistleblower.
Coupled with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements that make securing protected health (PHI) paramount, healthcare organizations have no shortage of serious considerations that must be adequately addressed to ensure patient and safety.
To find out what considerations are weighing heaviest on the minds of...
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a former CIA officer, 29-year-old Joshua A. Schulte, with providing 8,000 documents that describe the agency's offensive malware tools and practices to WikiLeaks, which published them in 2017 as the "Vault 7" archive.
Nearly three weeks after human resources software vendor PageUp discovered malware on its system, the tally of what data was exposed remains unclear, although successful job applicants appear to have been hardest hit.
The U.K.'s Dixons Carphone is investigating a data breach that resulted in the suspected exposure of 5.9 million payment cards and nonfinancial information for 1.2 million customers. The incident could become the first U.K. breach to fall under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
PageUp, an HR software developer in Australia with clients worldwide, is warning that malware-wielding attackers may have accessed a raft of personal data stored in its systems. The breach may be the largest to have hit Australia since its mandatory data breach notification law went into effect in February.
What impact will an appellate court's ruling Wednesday that vacated the Federal Trade Commission's data security enforcement action against LabMD have on the agency's long-term enforcement activities? Regulatory experts are weighing in.
LabMD, a now-defunct cancer testing laboratory, has won a major victory in its longstanding legal dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday vacated an FTC enforcement action against the lab in a data security dispute dating back to 2013.