Alongside the sad and vast expense of legitimate claims, it is an unfortunate fact that in times of economic hardship, people have a history of taking any opportunity to exploit financial institutions for ill-gotten gain.
Eduard Goodman, global privacy officer of CyberScout, doesn't like the disorganized way most cyber incidents are handled now. Instead, he would like to see a more project management approach. Here are the benefits he foresees.
A lawsuit alleging that federal regulations "unlawfully" restrict fees healthcare entities can charge for providing patients with copies of their health records shines a spotlight of confusion and obstacle around patients' "right to access" under HIPAA.
HHS has issued new health data privacy guidance and announced a contest to create an online "model privacy notice generator." Plus, it's issued a reminder about the importance of reviewing and securing audit logs to help prevent and detect breaches.
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.
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.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
Akamai's John Ellis talks about the quick evolution of bots and botnets, and how enterprise security leaders should deal with them now using a three-pronged approach - detection, management and mitigation.
Does your organization really have a clear idea of what measures your business associates are taking to safeguard your most sensitive data? Yet another breach, this one affecting Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, points to the risks.