Despite the new instructions on breach notification in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, there's still plenty of uncertainty about what constitutes a "compromise" of data that triggers notification, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Leaders of the House Veterans Affairs Committee suggest that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki may have been misled about multiple breaches of department computers since 2010. Those responsible should be disciplined, the committee chairman says.
When it comes to breach prevention, many organizations are improving their own security posture, but neglecting that of their strategic partners.
It's a wide gap that far too few organizations even recognize, says Tom Kellermann, vice president of cybersecurity at Trend Micro.
Data breach notification legislation before Australia's parliament, if enacted, would add new dimensions to its privacy laws, perhaps influencing lawmakers elsewhere, privacy lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
The FDA has issued draft guidance urging medical device makers to develop cybersecurity controls. It has also released tips for how healthcare organizations can mitigate cybersecurity risks to devices.
The information security industry needs to hit rock bottom, says Akamai's Joshua Corman. And then - to truly improve information risk management - it needs to develop a new, adversarial view of the world.
When it comes to breach prevention, many organizations are improving their own security posture, but neglecting that of their strategic partners. Trend Micro's Tom Kellermann outlines third-party risks.
In an interview about virtual supply chain threats, Kellermann discusses:
Supply chain gaps organizations...
Regulations initially cause organizations to spend more funds on data breaches, but eventually those rules could save enterprises money, the Ponemon Institute's Larry Ponemon says in analyzing his latest study on breach costs.
Collecting massive amounts of data on individuals, whether in the government or private sector, has become the norm in our society. It's not quite Orwellian, but it's a situation we might have to learn to live with.
As they develop mitigation strategies, organizations must keep in mind that all cyber-attacks, ranging from DDoS to phishing, ultimately aim to compromise data - and they virtually all are advanced and persistent.