Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a tentative deal to settle a class-action lawsuit filed against it, stemming from its 2014 data breach, which resulted in the leak of personal information for up to 50,000 employees.
FDA official Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., expects more medical device security vulnerabilities to come to light in the year ahead. The FDA soon will issue new guidance addressing the cybersecurity of medical devices already in use.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is getting closer to resuming the HIPAA compliance audit program, says OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels. Plus, OCR has completed another major breach-related settlement, and it's firming up plans for several new compliance-related initiatives.
In the wake of hacker attacks, which have left healthcare providers uncertain about what security steps to take, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is working to help organizations sort out role-based identity and access management issues, says ONC's privacy officer, Lucia Savage.
More hackers are exploiting remote-access and network vulnerabilities, rather than installing malware to invade networks and exfiltrate data, says Dell SecureWorks' researcher Phil Burdette. That's why conventional breach-detection tools aren't catching the intrusions.
International law enforcement agencies are warning banking institutions and businesses about extortion attacks being waged by an entity known as DD4BC, or DDoS for Bitcoin. They're advising organizations not pay any ransom and to notify their ISPs and law enforcement officials of any threats.
The FBI estimates fraud losses linked to so-called business email compromise scams worldwide have exceeded $1.2 billion in less than a year. But some financial fraud experts say the losses from this largely overlooked threat could be even higher.
The departure of Noel Biderman as CEO of Avid Life Media, parent company of the infidelity website Ashley Madison, represents a growing recognition of corporate executives' responsibility for data security.
The FBI has arrested a former manager at Machine Zone, which makes the multiplayer "Game of War: Fire Age," over allegations that he attempted to bargain sensitive corporate information for a better severance package.
Although EMV is a far more secure payments technology, it can be exploited for fraud if it's improperly implemented, warns Gartner analyst Avivah Litan. What security lessons must be learned from past EMV deployments?
CISOs who want to keep more cyber-attacks from succeeding should focus on decreasing the half-life of vulnerabilities, which refers to the amount of time it takes half of all systems affected by a vulnerability to get patched. That's the advice from Qualys' Wolfgang Kandek.
An appellate court has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's authority to play a key regulatory role in cybersecurity as it relates to the protection of consumer data against breaches. Legal experts evaluate the long-term implications.
Three years after hacktivists targeted U.S. banks with a series of DDoS attacks, the size and magnitude of attacks continue to grow, but they're now more likely to be designed to facilitate fraud. Here's an update on the status of banks' mitigation strategies.