The transition to a new presidential administration makes forecasting for HIPAA enforcement activity in 2017 difficult, says privacy attorney David Holtzman of the consultancy Cynergistek, who sizes up what the HHS Office for Civil Rights might do this year.
Community Health Plan of Washington, a not-for-profit insurance company, says a security vulnerability on the computer network of a business associate resulted in a breach affecting nearly 400,000 individuals.
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, has released a new book focused on socially-engineered schemes. What are the key takeaways, and how can security leaders improve their abilities to fight back against the schemers?
For years now, security experts have been predicting 'the year mobile threats come of age.' Is it finally here? BioCatch's Uri Rivner discusses the recent surge in mobile threats - and what to do about them.
At a time when fraud schemes are evolving and anti-fraud solutions are in high demand, it's also time for organizations to ensure their security controls are both effective and convenient. T. Kendall Hunt, CEO of VASCO Data Security, tells how in this video interview.
The security of Internet-connected toys is in the limelight after toymaker VTech acknowledged suffering a data breach that affects 5 million accounts and personal information and photographs relating to more than 200,000 children.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
TalkTalk's confusion in the wake of its recent data breach, as well as mangling of technical details and failure to encrypt customer data, demonstrate the importance of having an incident-response plan ready in advance of any breach, experts say.
The FBI is pursuing a suspected Russian hacker who reportedly amassed a trove of 1.2 billion stolen online credentials, plus payment card data and Social Security numbers, and who's offered access to hacked Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
Fraudsters break into your network by phishing for access in increasingly sophisticated ways. Anthony Giandomenico of Fortinet describes the importance of tracing every step in the attack lifecycle when devising an effective security strategy.
How do you effectively secure healthcare networks when so many devices access them? Deena Thomchick of Fortinet discusses the unique challenges faced by healthcare leaders required to guard against incursion, both by outside hackers and insiders.
In an age of ubiquitous information sharing, it is critical to control how information is presented - and to whom. Lynne Courts of Seclore discusses new security strategies and solutions that address this need.
BitSight Technologies is out with its annual Industry Benchmark Report, and cybersecurity ratings are low for the energy and utilities industry. BitSight's Mike Woodward shares insights for all sectors.