Although hacker attacks have dominated the recent headlines, a snapshot of the federal health data breach tally shows that stolen unencrypted devices continue to be a common breach cause, although these incidents usually affect far fewer patients.
Security researchers warn of "Xara" flaws in Apple iOS and OS X that could be used to intercept passwords and banking data, as well as a keyboard app that puts more than 600 million Samsung device users at risk.
Forget attributions of the German parliament malware outbreak to Russia, or Chancellor Angela Merkel's office being "ground zero." The real takeaway is the Bundestag's apparent lack of effective defenses or a breach-response plan.
Unlike previous presidential campaigns, cybersecurity will be raised by candidates on the hustings, although the issue likely won't play a big role in determining the election. Two GOP candidates - Marco Rubio and Rand Paul - already have broached the topic.
Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.
Wanted: Hackers for hire. Or in British government parlance: "Committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the U.K. safe." Ready to apply?
Mumbai-based Meru Cabs, which offers online and mobile-app cab bookings, has been inadvertently exposing customer data to the Internet. How did the exposure occur, and what is Meru doing to address the flaw?
Laws rarely, if ever, keep up with technology, but even if they could, the consequences could prove more harmful than the benefits. That was evident at a House hearing that addressed default encryption of mobile devices.
For years, security leaders have struggled to find the balance between ensuring strong security and maintaining customer convenience. Benjamin Wyrick of VASCO Data Security says mobility may be the answer.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
A new report serves as a reminder about the importance of medical device cybersecurity. But it's also a wake-up call for healthcare organizations to seriously consider consumer wearable health devices in their risk management strategies.