A laptop stolen from a locked office of an Indiana-based physician group practice may be the largest breach involving an unencrypted computing device reported so far this year. But the HHS breach tally seems to indicate that healthcare providers are making progress in preventing such breaches.
The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily deactivated an online PIN-retrieval tool meant to prevent stolen Social Security numbers from being used to file fraudulent returns after finding that hackers had successfully subverted the system.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.
How will Home Depot's $19.5 million settlement with consumers impacted by its 2014 data breach affect a pending class-action suit filed by banking institutions against the retailer seeking to recoup breach-related expenses?
The Department of Health and Human Services has a long list of information security weaknesses, including identity and access management and incident response shortcomings, that need more attention, according to a federal watchdog agency's audit report.
The Justice Department's appeal of a court order that the government can't compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by an accused drug dealer is significant because it sets in motion a process that could lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether mobile device makers must give law enforcement an encryption backdoor.
The big companies make the big headlines, but the midsized entities are really the growing attack targets, says Dick Williams, CEO of Webroot. In this video interview, he discusses how new tools and services are serving this expanding market.
More cybercriminals are adapting their attack techniques, using compromised credentials linked to privileged accounts to invade networks and systems, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks, who describe an open source solution that can help mitigate the threat.
Malwarebytes has long been a force in the consumer space, but now its focus is on enterprise breach remediation. In this video interview, Pedro Bustamante explains the enterprise strategy and discusses proactive malware hunting.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to protect their environments against ransomware attacks, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the security consulting firm CynergisTek. He outlines key measures in this interview.
Unlike other security and breach reports, Verizon's Data Breach Digest is a collection of data breach investigation case studies from around the world. Verizon's Ashish Thapar elaborates on findings from this digest.
This could be a record year for HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators, both in the number of resolution agreements and in the size of financial settlements resulting from breach investigations, predicts privacy attorney Adam Greene.
It's springtime in San Francisco: cue the annual RSA Conference. Here are some notable trends that have already emerged from the event, ranging from ransomware and phishing attacks to hacker self-promotion and Facebook fakery.