Addressing an important privacy issue, federal regulators have issued guidance to clarify details about how patients should authorize the use or disclosure of their protected health information for future research - and their right to revoke that authorization.
Nearly three weeks after human resources software vendor PageUp discovered malware on its system, the tally of what data was exposed remains unclear, although successful job applicants appear to have been hardest hit.
A House committee that asked the healthcare sector for feedback on how to improve the cybersecurity of legacy medical devices has received some very strong opinions on the subject. Find out what commenters had to say.
Phishing remains the top attack vector, and an organization's people of course remain the top target. But how can these same people be leveraged as a key component in your anti-phishing defense? Kurt Wescoe of Wombat shares insight.
When June arrives in the United Kingdom, that means it's time for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are visual highlights from this year's event, which featured 240 sessions, 400 exhibitors and an estimated 19,500 attendees.
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?
The U.K.'s Dixons Carphone is investigating a data breach that resulted in the suspected exposure of 5.9 million payment cards and nonfinancial information for 1.2 million customers. The incident could become the first U.K. breach to fall under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
The FDA should consider some sort of measuring stick when assessing a vendor's cybersecurity culture to determine if it qualifies for the agency's proposed fast-path program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products, some industry stakeholders say.
PageUp, an HR software developer in Australia with clients worldwide, is warning that malware-wielding attackers may have accessed a raft of personal data stored in its systems. The breach may be the largest to have hit Australia since its mandatory data breach notification law went into effect in February.
Although all the major credit card brands have dropped the requirement for obtaining signatures to verify point-of-sale transactions made with EMV payment cards, they're not pushing strongly for using PINs instead, leaving that authentication decision to card issuers, says Linda Kirkpatrick of Mastercard.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued two more alerts about cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices. The stream of recent advisories is helping to draw more attention to the importance of addressing device security. But healthcare providers face the challenge of tracking and mitigating all risks.
What impact will an appellate court's ruling Wednesday that vacated the Federal Trade Commission's data security enforcement action against LabMD have on the agency's long-term enforcement activities? Regulatory experts are weighing in.
LabMD, a now-defunct cancer testing laboratory, has won a major victory in its longstanding legal dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. A U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday vacated an FTC enforcement action against the lab in a data security dispute dating back to 2013.