A ransomware attack reported by a business associate that impacted more than three dozen clients and nearly 207,000 individuals is among the latest incidents added to the Department of Health and Human Services' data breach tally. Here's the latest health data breach tracking update.
Federal regulators have reached a $3 million HIPAA settlement in a case alleging that a medical imaging services provider delayed investigating and mitigating a breach involving patient information leaking onto the internet via a web server - and delayed notification of victims as well.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Philips have issued alerts about a security vulnerability in the company's Tasy electronic medical records system that could put patient data at risk. How common is this type of vulnerability?
With the extensive network systems found in the health care industry, SSH keys are widely used to provide privileged administrative access and to secure machine-to-machine automation for important business functions. However, SSH keys are routinely untracked, unmanaged and unmonitored. This lack of visibility and...
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The financial services industry gets phished more than most. How well do banks and other institutions defend themselves? In some respects quite well, but no one should be complacent.
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Healthcare stakeholders and security and privacy experts are sizing up the second draft of the government's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the latest in a decades-long series of attempts to pave the way for secure national exchange of health information to improve patient outcomes.
A "flaw" in the file format of the DICOM standard for communication of medical imaging information could be exploited to hide malware in MRI and CT scans alongside patient data, according to a new research report. But the developer of DICOM contends the feature isn't a flaw and any risks can be mitigated.
Boston Children's Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector. John Brownstein, the hospital's chief innovation officer, discusses the security measures involved.
What does it take to securely migrate nearly all your systems and data onto the cloud, phase out your own on-premises data center, and build shared cyber risk responsibility with third-parties? That's a journey under way at health insurer Wellmark. The health insurer's vice president and CISO Thien La will describe...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference has concluded, finding no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow, although Mueller declined to exonerate Trump over obstruction of justice, says U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency inadvertently shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal data of with an agency contractor, leaving victims at increased risk from fraud and identity theft.
Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.