Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrency, has the potential to improve the privacy and security of health information exchange, says Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM Watson, which is collaborating with the FDA on a research project.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report debunks recent reports suggesting that Austrian hotel guests were locked into - and out of - their rooms by ransomware. Also, would a cybersecurity executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump advance the nation's existing efforts?
Attorney Steven Teppler analyzes the significance of a federal appellate court's ruling vacating a lower court's decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield that was filed in the wake of a breach affecting 840,000 individuals.
Gartner analyst Avivah Litan has long been the go-to expert for insights on fraud detection. Now she has broadened her focus to cover endpoint security and user and entity behavioral analytics. Where do these topics converge, and what insights can she share on the 2017 cybersecurity outlook?
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Privacy and security attorney Kirk Nahra offers a forecast for how the Trump administration might address various health data security issues, including HIPAA enforcement, and an assessment of the Obama administration's record on those issues.
Targeted breaches are increasing and they share a common thread - a kill chain that exploits privileged users and their credentials to gain access to sensitive systems. Steve McCullar of CA Technologies discusses how privileged access management can break that kill chain.
RSA Conference 2017 is coming to San Francisco from Feb. 13 to 17. What new sessions, speakers and venues should attendees expect to see? Conference organizers Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade offer a preview.
This ISMG Security Report leads with comments from President Donald Trump that suggest the U.S. military will take the lead in defending civilian-owned critical infrastructure. Also, how insider defenses changed since Chelsea Manning's WikiLeaks data dump.
Leo Scanlon, deputy CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will take a lead role as HHS sharpens its ongoing focus on cybersecurity issues, an effort that will continue under the Trump administration, he explains.
In his eight years in the White House, former President Barack Obama made cybersecurity a priority. But will his legacy be his administration's various IT security initiatives or the damaging breaches that occurred during his tenure? That's the lead story in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Mac McMillan, CEO of the information security consulting firm CynergisTek, explains in an interview why he sold the company he co-founded 13 years ago to healthcare document management firm Auxilio Inc., and what's planned next.
Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions are increasingly targeted with cyberattacks that could potentially derail the deals, says Bryce Boland of FireEye, who outlines the risks and offers tips for mitigating them.
In this edition of the ISMG Report: An FTC complaint filed against a camera manufacturer could signal the start of a trend to regulate IoT security. Also, Donald Trump adviser Rudolph Giuliani's cybersecurity credentials are questioned, and a terrorist shooting prompts new privacy guidance.
Critical issues that must be addressed to pave the way for broader exchange of health information are expanding the use of multifactor authentication and data encryption and making broad improvements in identity management, says David Kibbe, M.D., president and CEO of DirectTrust.