The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes vulnerabilities found in popular password generator apps. Plus, the evolution of blockchain as a utility and a new decryptor for GandCrab ransomware.
Cryptocurrency exchanges are seeing fraudsters submit doctored photos in an attempt to reset two-step verification on accounts. The ruse appears to have some degree of success, underscoring the difficulties around verifying identity on the internet.
The State Bank of India, the nation's largest bank, is investigating an apparent data leak that reportedly exposed information on millions of its customers. Security experts are calling on all banks to improve their server management practices.
How can a large healthcare delivery system efficiently handle identity and access management for thousands of clinicians and other users of patient data? Robert Siebenthaler of PeaceHealth explains how his organization, which operates 10 medical centers, has developed a fine-tuned, role-based approach.
Venture capitalists invested $5.3 billion in cybersecurity companies in 2018, about 20 percent more than in 2017 and twice as much as 2016, according to research from Strategic Cyber Ventures. What's ahead for 2019 and beyond?
Researchers from Tenable Security claim they have found what is essentially a skeleton key for an ID and access control system that could open the doors for anyone, plus other less severe but nonetheless zero-day vulnerabilities.
The organization that manages IT for Singapore's public healthcare sector says it has terminated, demoted or financially penalized several employees for their roles in the handling of a 2017 cyberattack on SingHealth, the nation's largest healthcare group. What do U.S. security experts think of these measures?
An EU General Data Protection Regulation enforcement action against a hospital in Portugal demonstrates complying with GDPR may be even tougher than complying with HIPAA. Regulatory experts analyze the implications of the case.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Microsoft's Joram Borenstein highlights his top three areas of focus for 2019. Plus, Randy Vanderhoof of the US Payments Forum on securing card transactions in the coming year.
In its third enforcement action in recent weeks, federal regulators have hit a Colorado medical center with a HIPAA fine in a case involving failure to terminate a former employee's remote access to patient data. Other organizations can use the case as a "teachable moment," one attorney advises.
Multifactor authentication and privilege-based controls are among the forms of identity and access management that can help security leaders address key vulnerabilities in their organizations, says Charanjit Singh Sodhi of Normura Wholesale, who offers advice.
A security review of two Medicaid managed care organizations in Arizona revealed several significant access control and configuration vulnerabilities, raising concerns about whether other MCOs face similar challenges.