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.
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European computer security researchers say they have discovered vulnerabilities that relate to two techniques used to encrypt emails: PGP and S/MIME. Security experts recommend all PGP users immediately delete or disable their PGP tools, pending a full fix.
Thirty-four companies have signed on to the Microsoft-led Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which is aimed at protecting civilians from cybercriminal and state-sponsored attacks. The agreement crucially includes a pledge not to help governments with cyberattacks
To stay ahead of evolving cyber threats, healthcare entities need to deploy a defense-in-depth strategy that includes tapping more advanced tools, including deception technology, says security expert Elie Nasrallah of HITRUST.
Unauthorized access to an employee's email account has resulted in a breach affecting 30,000 current and former rental customers of Inogen, a maker and supplier of oxygen equipment, which notes that its insurance may not cover all related costs.
Processing and parsing intelligence from all sources - external and internal, structured and abstract - across three important categories is essential to a proactive, predictive threat intelligence framework, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar
Some healthcare industry stakeholders say the Trusted Exchange Framework that HHS proposes to promote secure, interoperable nationwide health data exchange, while a good starting point, lacks clarity on certain security and privacy issues.