Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals, says a network breach exposed 4.5 million patients' personal information. Forensics experts believe the attacker was an "advanced persistent threat group originating from China."
Customers increasingly use digital channels to interact with organizations. But these interactions raise new security concerns that must be addressed by IAM solutions, says David Gormley of CA Technologies.
Leading this week's industry news, IBM acquires Lighthouse Security Group, LLC to integrate Lighthouse Gateway, an identity management solution. Oracle introduces a solution to help securely manage encryption keys.
Identity fraud is one of consumers' most feared crimes, and at banks those schemes translate into application fraud. FICO's Adam Davies discusses today's common application fraud scams and how to stop them.
Detecting and preventing advanced attacks isn't just a technology issue - it's a business risk that needs to be elevated to the highest levels of an organization. Trend Micro's Tom Kellermann shares strategies.
This week's top reported breach incidents, including the report by Hold Security warning that a Russian cyber gang had breached 1.2 billion passwords, all have one thing in common: They leave numerous questions unanswered.
Expect every new warning of cybercrime attacks, online espionage or the malware du jour to be slickly marketed, with the announcements carefully timed. But is this bad for either the information security community or attackers' victims?
Among the major data breaches reported during the week of July 28 was an incident at Irish online gambling site Paddy Power that impacted 650,000 customers. View this week's infographic of the top five breaches for the week.
Ensuring patient privacy is protected as more electronic health records are exchanged will be one of the top challenges for the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT's next chief privacy officer, says ONC's former privacy chief, Joy Pritts.
The federal tally of major health data breaches has grown substantially in recent weeks. Incidents added over the last month provide examples of the variety of risks that healthcare entities continue to battle.