Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
A bipartisan U.S. proposal for a national privacy law also imposes new cybersecurity regulatory mandates onto the private sector. The inclusion of a data security section in draft privacy legislation shows the Washington consensus for voluntary industry measures is wearing thin.
A hacking incident involving data theft from a prominent provider of medical imaging services in Massachusetts has affected 2 million individuals, making it the largest health data breach reported to federal regulators so far this year. The company says the data was stolen in March.
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Hacking incidents recently reported as major breaches by three different types of health sector entities - a children's hospital, a managed care plan and a government contractor - have in total compromised the sensitive information of more than 1.4 million individuals.
The interconnectedness and interdependence of today’s world has led to incredible growth, innovation and benefits across the technology sector. But when considering cybercrime and cyberattacks, that interconnectedness and interdependence could lead to more disruption, destruction and broad-reaching collateral...
The list of ophthalmology practices and the number of individuals affected by a December hacking incident at a cloud-based electronic health records vendor, which resulted in deleted databases, are growing as more details about the attack slowly emerge.
In its most recent assault against a healthcare entity, ransomware-as-a-service operator AvosLocker claims to be behind an attack allegedly involving data theft from Texas-based CHRISTUS Health, which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities in the U.S., Mexico and South America.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on Friday reached a provisional agreement to set a "baseline for cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting obligations." Called NIS2, it is a modernized framework based on the EU Network and Information Security Directive.
A recent ransomware attack disclosed by a medication management systems provider is the latest reminder of persistent cybersecurity threats and risks facing healthcare supply chain and related vendors, as well as their customers. What's at stake?
CERT-In has mandated that starting June 28, both government and private organizations in the country must inform the agency within six hours of discovering a cybersecurity incident. What do CISOs feel about this, and how are they planning to approach this new requirement?
New York state officials are investigating a data breach at Illuminate Education, maker of a widely used software platform for K-12 schools. More than 1 million current and former New York students' personal details were exposed, and some students in California, Colorado and Connecticut were also affected.
The number of organizations being breached is on the rise, according to Forrester's 2021 State of Enterprise Breaches report. Allie Mellen describes the trend as "disappointing" and discusses the misaligned expectations some organizations have about breaches, as well as other report findings.
Ponemon Institute’s recent report highlights that most organizations do not have an enterprise-wide strategy for reducing the risk of authentication failures.
So, what happens to the significant cost to businesses when organizations are unable to verify user ID due to weaknesses in the authentication...
New cyber incident reporting rules are set to come into effect in the U.S. on May 1. Banks in the country will be required to notify regulators within 36 hours after an organization suffers a qualifying "computer-security incident." What does this mean for banks, and what are the likely challenges?