In the aftermath of a payment card breach, as fraudsters race to exploit the stolen information, card issuers and affected customers take steps to mitigate risks. Here's a look at the lifecycle of a payment card breach from three perspectives.
Some experts are concerned that the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights isn't taking bold enough action in stepping up its efforts to enforce HIPAA. Learn more about their areas of concern.
The inappropriate use and disclosure of patient information for marketing purposes by an insurer in Tennessee offers a reminder of the importance of complying with HIPAA's marketing-related provisions.
The U.S. migration from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV-compliant cards is in full swing, thanks in part to massive breaches at retailers. This infographic offers a timeline of progress in implementing this new technology.
Healthcare organizations looking for help building an integrated approach to privacy and security compliance will soon have a new tool available. Find out the details about an updated framework from HITRUST.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.
The rapid rise in cyber-attacks on healthcare organizations necessitates the use of a cyber-centric risk management framework. Recent incidents, including the hacking attack on Community Health Systems, show healthcare is an easy target.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, BAE Systems launches a corporate security analysis service to assist companies with social risk monitoring, while Arbor Networks appoints its first chief technology and security officer.
Ninety percent of even the largest global firms are susceptible to targeted attacks. And if adversaries want to get in, they can, says Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security Systems, who discusses new security strategies.
The biggest 2014 U.S. health data breaches listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, according to a new infographic, which highlights patient risks and takeaways for healthcare organizations.
A former senior adviser at the HHS Office for Civil Rights offers his predictions about OCR's HIPAA enforcement and regulatory activities for the year ahead in the wake of the office's leadership changes.
If the top breaches of 2014 taught the security world anything, it's that size and sector don't matter - all organizations are vulnerable. This infographic takes a look at the top incidents and the lessons security leaders took away from them.
Jan. 5 is the deadline for participation in the fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey, designed to examine the privacy and security priorities and challenges of healthcare organizations of all sizes.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, fueled by the interconnected nature of smart devices, will only continue to increase, says Matt Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks. "The infrastructure itself is insecure," he says.