Alongside the sad and vast expense of legitimate claims, it is an unfortunate fact that in times of economic hardship, people have a history of taking any opportunity to exploit financial institutions for ill-gotten gain.
The use of telehealth is ramping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the latest arrest in connection with a $410 million healthcare fraud case that includes a multi-million dollar telemedicine-related fraud scheme serves as a cautionary tale of how fraudsters can abuse telehealth.
All contact-tracing apps for combating COVID-19 must be developed in an open and transparent manner, remain voluntary, be based on Bluetooth, and allow users to opt in, or else they risk making the global pandemic even worse, 200 of the world's leading scientists and researchers have warned.
The U.S. Treasury Department is anticipating fraud as the IRS distributes about $300 billion in direct cash payments to Americans to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian-speaking fraudsters already appear to be trying to game the IRS's online systems, one security expert notes.
Massachusetts and Indiana have reached separate settlements with Equifax over the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of residents of both states. The company will pay a total of almost $38 million to settle with the states.
CISA issued a warning to organizations running Pulse Secure VPN servers that their networks may still be vulnerable to hacking even if they applied patches for a previous flaw. Attackers are now using stolen Active Directory credentials to access networks.
The "zero trust" network architecture model is 10 years old - and suddenly more relevant than ever. How does John Kindervag, the creator of zero trust, feel about his "baby" today, and what advice does he give to organizations looking to adopt the model?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier the year, the FBI has seen an increase in nation-state hackers targeting U.S. medical research facilities and healthcare organizations conducting research into the virus.
With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world. Security experts offer tips on mitigating the risks involved.
The U.S. Defense Department needs to improve its cybersecurity training programs for civilian and military employees to reduce the risks that common security incidents pose, a new audit from the Government Accountability Office finds.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a discussion of the potential insider threats posed by the remote workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Also featured: An update on payment fraud shifts and the long-term outlook for the cybersecurity market.
As countries pursue national 5G rollouts, an unwanted security challenge has intensified: Some extremists have been vandalizing or even firebombing transmitter masts, driven by conspiracy theories suggesting not only that 5G poses a public health risk, but that it also helps cause COVID-19.
Enterprises long have practiced workforce identity and access management, but increasingly they are rolling out customer IAM, or CIAM. What's driving the trend, and where should cybersecurity leaders look to assert influence? Keith Casey of Okta explores some CIAM myths and realities.