Several recent health data security incidents - including two at a Florida hospital and another at a Washington state Medicaid agency - illustrate the challenges healthcare organizations face in detecting and preventing insider breaches.
President Obama is creating a federal CISO post as part of a multifaceted initiative aimed at strengthening the nation's IT security. His plan includes forming a public-private Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and boosting government cybersecurity spending by 35 percent.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
How many networking vendors - like Juniper - have been selling devices with backdoors attackers could use to intercept and decrypt communications? Some networking giants say they've launched code reviews. But why are eight vendors staying silent?
Four years after European criminals exploited EMV implementation vulnerabilities to steal an estimated $650,000, security experts say not all banks have adopted full fixes. But the payment card industry contends related mitigations are in place and working.
Despite the frequency of healthcare data breaches, only half of U.S. hospitals have the infrastructure to support two-factor authentication, according to a new report. Plus, some information security leaders say implementation of the technology at many of those facilities is likely relatively narrow.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
Someone green-light this drama: Sony, after suffering a massive data breach that led to the leak of personal information and embarrassing corporate emails, has agreed to a data-breach settlement worth up to $8 million.
The size of the information security analyst workforce in the United States rose by nearly 20 percent in the past year, according to an Information Security Media Group analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
In the wake of hacker attacks, which have left healthcare providers uncertain about what security steps to take, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is working to help organizations sort out role-based identity and access management issues, says ONC's privacy officer, Lucia Savage.
An inspector general's memo that highlights three significant information security deficiencies that have plagued the U.S. Department of Labor for the past five years points out problems that most federal agencies confront.
Human resources departments can play an important role in helping to prevent insider breaches, says Reid Stephan, IT security director at St. Luke's Health System. In an interview, he describes his organization's strategy.
RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan kicked off in Singapore with some power-packed keynote sessions by security leaders. Here are some of my first impressions about the tone set for the event and the days to follow.