The alleged theft of mental health information on more than 28,000 patients in Texas, which went undetected for well over a year, is yet another reminder of the substantial risks that terminated employees can pose as well as the need to take extra steps to protect the most sensitive patient information.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog has launched a probe after some Members of Parliament admitted they share email passwords or leave workstations unlocked. The MPs were attempting to defend a colleague who's been accused of downloading and viewing pornography on his work PC.
An employee of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group has pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information. The material ended up in the hands of Russia after he copied it to his home computer, which had Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software installed.
Medical devices are increasingly used by cybercriminals to compromise networks, systems and patient data, says Dr. Jack Lewin of the consultancy Lewin and Associates, who's also chairman of the National Coalition on Health Care. That's why physicians should be advocates for better device security.
Connected medical devices are a significant potential new attack surface that may not be covered by security tools and systems, says Ariel Shuper of Check Point Software Technologies. How can healthcare providers immunize their medical devices against threats before they are compromised?
A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
Organizations are rapidly migrating services and data to cloud infrastructure, creating a new "cloud generation" of users who bring with them a new set of endpoint security concerns. How should these issues be prioritized and addressed? Naveen Palavalli of Symantec details new strategies and solutions.
Apple's latest desktop operating system, High Sierra, has a massive vulnerability that allows anyone to create, without a password, a "root" account that has access to all files on the computer. It's the third authentication-related fumble found in High Sierra since its general release in September.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has pleaded guilty to targeting more than 11,000 webmail accountholders to steal their passwords, including targeting 80 Gmail accounts at the request of an alleged Russian intelligence agent tied to a 2014 hack attack against Yahoo that exposed 500 million accounts.
As data protection breaches have become daily headline news and everyone becomes increasingly sensitive about privacy, the regulatory regime is getting tougher. Data protection laws in Europe are more important than ever before - especially as the enforcement deadline of the EU GDPR looms.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. That's the situation facing victims of Equifax's massive data breach, who are being offered identity theft or fraud monitoring services from none other than Equifax. First, however, they have to share some personal information.
The U.S. government has charged three employees of Chinese cybersecurity firm Boysec with stealing valuable intellectual property from Siemens, Moody's Analytics and Trimble. Security researchers say Boysec has been operating since 2007 and is also known as APT 3 and Gothic Panda.
When Arbor Network's Paul Bowen looks at the IoT threat to healthcare, he's concerned about how medical devices are conceived, created and connected. And he says device manufacturers are dangerously behind the maturity curve when compared to threats actors.