Disconnecting systems from the Internet via an "air gap" is supposed to make the data they store harder to steal. But at Black Hat Europe, cryptographer Adi Shamir demonstrated how a laser and drone can be used to bypass air gaps.
Heartbleed, Shellshock, targeted attacks - the security threats to banking institutions are legion. And there are new ways banks can get better at detecting these evolving threats, says Solutionary's Jeremy Nichols.
A federal advisory workgroup that makes privacy and security recommendations to the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has officially re-launched with a new name, new members and several new hot topics to tackle in the coming months.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Sophos acquires Mojave Networks to help strengthen its cloud-managed and appliance-based security solutions, while Corero introduces a DDoS analytics application.
Some privacy experts are expressing concern about a report that social media giant Facebook is planning to enter the healthcare market with health apps and patient support communities. Find out the nature of their worries.
Preventing patient record "snooping" is an ongoing challenge for hospitals in their HIPAA compliance efforts. But with the intensifying attention on Ebola cases, hospitals need to up their game in protecting patient privacy.
The American Health Information Management Association has released a framework of eight key principles to help guide healthcare organizations in their information governance. Important elements of data privacy and security are woven throughout.
A dispute involving an EHR vendor that allegedly locked out a small clinic's access to patient data illustrates why healthcare organizations need to carefully scrutinize the HIPAA-related fine print in their business associate contracts.
When the new Apple Pay mobile payment system launches in October in the United States, it could help improve payment security. This infographic reviews the system's features and how to put them to use.