A federal watchdog agency review of the Massachusetts Medicaid information security program identified weaknesses that appear to be common at government agencies as well as healthcare organizations. What key vulnerabilities were identified?
If Yahoo's 2014 breach had been the result of an in-house Russian intelligence project, the hack probably would not have triggered a U.S. indictment. But Russia has landed in a muddy puddle after apparently tapping freelance talent with an interest in criminal gain.
An important theme that emerges from the HHS Office for Civil Rights' dozens of HIPAA settlements is that all aspects of compliance are critical and subject to close scrutiny by federal regulators, says former OCR director Leon Rodriguez.
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
The latest version of the Trump administration's draft cybersecurity executive order would direct the federal government to take a risk-based approach to IT security and hold agency heads responsible for the security of their organizations' IT assets.
In the history of data breaches, Cloudflare's recent breach was strikingly unique, in that a software bug caused a random regurgitation of data from server memory. But a postmortem from CEO Matthew Prince should put most people's concerns to rest.
Déjà vu "smart toy" information security fail: Spiral Toys, maker of internet-connected CloudPets, is under fire for exposing 821,000 user records online - now being ransomed - as well as links to 2.2 million parents' and children's voice recordings.
What did Yahoo executives know about multiple data breaches and attacks that the company suffered, and when did they know it? Those questions have continued to dog Yahoo as it negotiates its sale to Verizon for the now-discounted price of $4.5 billion.
Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
Karl West, CISO of Intermountain Healthcare, and Mike Nelson, vice president of healthcare solutions at DigiCert, provide an analysis of the FDA's recent guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices. They'll also be speaking on that topic at the HIMSS 2017 Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Federal HIPAA enforcers smacked a Texas pediatric hospital with a $3.2 million civil monetary penalty after investigating breaches involving unencrypted mobile devices and uncovering longstanding failures to comply with HIPAA. What lessons does the case offer?
Donald Trump's inauguration has led to a call for a mass online protest of questionable legality designed to "occupy" the White House website. Separately, Anonymous has threatened Trump with "regret" and promised to unearth compromising information.
The number of reported U.S. data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center. But for half of all breaches, the number of exposed records isn't known. And what about all of the breaches that just haven't come to light?
In its second HIPAA enforcement action for 2017, HHS has slapped an insurer with a $2.2 million settlement in the wake of a relatively small breach, citing the company's lack of timely corrective action.
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.