For the past three years, hackers have been intercepting sensitive diplomatic cables sent between EU member states after stealing passwords for accessing the EU network via a phishing attack against diplomats in Cyprus, The New York Times reports.
Protecting the Department of Health and Human Services' systems, data - and program beneficiaries - from evolving cyberthreats is a top challenge for the agency, according to a new report that recommends action items.
After an initial effort got off to a rocky start, the Department of Health and Human Services has started over, making a second attempt at launching a cyber coordination center that aims to help the healthcare sector improve its defenses and boost information sharing. Will the latest effort prove successful?
Email fraud threats have evolved from attackers targeting networks to them focusing on specific individuals within an organization. What can enterprises do to halt these attacks before they reach the inbox? Denis Ryan of Proofpoint shares defensive tactics.
A recent hacker attack targeting a revenue cycle management software and services vendor, which impacted more than 31,000 patients at 11 healthcare organizations, illustrates the potentially broad security risks posed by business associates.
Although the outlook for advancing interoperable, secure national health information exchange is promising, many significant challenges still must be overcome, says David Kibbe, M.D., founding president and outgoing CEO of DirectTrust.
It's déjà vu "FBI vs. Apple" all over again, as Reuters reports that the Justice Department is seeking to compel Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app to help the FBI monitor an MS-13 suspect's voice communications.
The FIN7 cybercrime gang regularly phoned victims, posing as buyers, to trick victims into opening phishing emails and attachments with malware, federal prosecutors allege. The group's success - 15 million stolen payment cards and counting - is one measure of how difficult these types of attacks are to block.
Data science is playing a fundamental role in a more dynamic approach to cybersecurity, says Jim Routh, CISO of Aetna, who stresses the importance of applying machine learning to front-line data security controls. Routh will be a featured speaker at the ISMG Security Summit in New York Aug. 14-15.
To better counter threats carried by content - email, attachments, files - Deep Secure's Simon Wiseman says organizations should investigate content threat removal, which involves extracting required data from content and discarding the rest.
Europe's General Data Protection Regulation is reshaping the way organizations handle data. That's going to have an impact on the sharing of threat intelligence. But the Anti-Phishing Working Group hopes the law will provide legal clarity that will make more organizations comfortable with sharing threat data.
A breach involving misdirected emails to nearly 56,000 patients allegedly tied to a sorting error by a business associate has taken an unusual twist: The organization involved, Dignity Health, is asking for patients' help in mitigating the privacy mishap. But could that move prove to be counterproductive?
Congress is considering how to help beef up the healthcare sector's preparedness and response to cyber threats. But why is there so much confusion about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services?
Government and defence are facing an unprecedented threat from cyber-attack. In the communication infrastructure, files or documents are an essential tool for citizen-to-government and real-time information sharing between networks of varying security classifications and enclaves.
Weaponised files embedded with...