Attackers have healthcare entities in their crosshairs, and their favorite targets are easily compromised credentials. Tracy Hulver of Synchronoss offers new ideas for how security leaders can better manage and secure identities.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.
Want to build a cybercrime empire predicated on selling stolen payment card data? Here's how carder forum Vendetta Network blends outsourcing, partnerships and best-of-breed tools to maximize profits while minimizing risk.
A new watchdog agency report says HHS needs to provide much more guidance on how healthcare organizations should implement controls identified by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. But some security experts are calling for bolder action - an update of the HIPAA Security Rule.
Federal regulators have entered a $400,000 settlement with an organization that provides centralized corporate support services for a number of New England-area covered entities, citing the lack of an updated business associate agreement. What lessons can be learned from the settlement?
Asked to explain the compromise of 500 million of its users' accounts, Yahoo appears to be trying to blame Russia. Of course, that would be an easy face-saving exercise for a publicly traded firm currently negotiating its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon.
A recent incident involving a vendor using a Boston clinic employee's credentials to inappropriately access patient data via a regional health information exchange illustrates the potential risks involved as the use of HIEs continues to grow.
Don't leap to conclusions on the basis of a new report that suggests Yahoo is preparing to warn the world that it was hacked and lost hundreds of millions of users' account credentials. Someone may simply have harvested passwords reused on other sites.
A developer warns that Dropbox gains wide-ranging access to Apple's OS X operating system using a SQL trick that some equate to hacking users' systems. Here's why giving a desktop app unusual access to Apple's privacy settings poses a security risk.
B. Vindell Washington, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, pledges that the agency's top priority of advancing standards-based interoperable, secure health data exchange will continue under his leadership. But what will happen once a new president is elected?
The handling of a recent data breach - the details of which are still unfolding - by Oakland, Calif.-based web services company Regpack provides a look into how the discovery and disclosure of a breach can turn into a real train wreck.
The Department of Health and Human Services is gearing up for its first-ever round of HIPAA compliance audits of business associates, and is also developing new guidance aimed at helping organizations deal with a surge in cyber threats.
All in the family: A "sophisticated attacker" alert from US-CERT, urging enterprises to lock down their networking gear, was triggered by the leak of exploit tools - targeting, in part, U.S.-built networking gear - that may have been tied to the NSA.
A watchdog agency report highlighting data security violations by a Department of Veterans Affairs medical contractor offers a reminder to all healthcare organizations about similar risks their business associates can pose - especially if BAs are inadequately monitored.
Recent data breaches involving mental health and substance abuse information highlight some of the special challenges that organizations can face in protecting extra-sensitive patient records. In one incident, stolen patient data was reportedly posted on the dark web.