Major healthcare breaches involving hackers accessing patient information soared in 2016. But now more cybercriminals are shifting their attention to ransomware attacks because of the glut of stolen health information hitting the black market, says Dan Berger of CynergisTek.
Organizations are increasingly turning to user behavioral analytics to help more quickly detect new attacks - emanating from inside or outside the enterprise - as well as mitigate those threats, says CA's Mark McGovern.
Responding to disruptive data breaches, dealing with Mirai botnets, hacking back and the need for enterprises to segment their backup environments were just some of the topics dominating this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The uptick of ransomware and other cyberattacks in the healthcare sector has prompted healthcare provider RWJBarnabas Health to make a number of important moves to help prevent, detect and respond to breaches, says CISO Hussein Syed.
Dan Holden, a cybersecurity researcher and technologist, has just taken on the new role of CTO and intelligence director at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center. What top challenges is he addressing?
Federal HIPAA enforcers smacked a Texas pediatric hospital with a $3.2 million civil monetary penalty after investigating breaches involving unencrypted mobile devices and uncovering longstanding failures to comply with HIPAA. What lessons does the case offer?
Offspring of the Zeus banking Trojan continue to spring to life. Functionally, however, security experts say most POS-infecting banking malware remains almost identical. So why aren't more organizations putting well-known defenses in place?
The importance of data security is no secret, so you've thought ahead and taken steps to safeguard sensitive information. But then it happens; you discover a cyber breach. It's no time to panic. What steps do you follow in this time of crisis?
Your first step should be to consult your incident response plan (IRP)....
The subscription-based breach notification service LeakedSource appears to have gone dry. Security expert Troy Hunt says the privacy writing has been on the wall for the site, owing to it selling access to stolen personal data.
U.S. authorities are reportedly investigating whether Yahoo should have notified investors faster about two separate data breaches that it suffered in 2013 and 2014. Until last year, one breach remained undetected and the full severity of the other was not understood.
A 2015 incident involving unauthorized access to a database that healthcare professionals use to check insurance eligibility of patients appears to have resulted in a breach affecting 220,000 individuals, according to just-released details.
The number of reported U.S. data breaches hit an all-time high in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center. But for half of all breaches, the number of exposed records isn't known. And what about all of the breaches that just haven't come to light?
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