The FDA has issued plans for advancing the safety of medical devices, including a proposal to impose new cybersecurity requirements on manufacturers. Some experts say the FDA's plans are a good move, given the current device risk environment, but they warn that some proposals could prove difficult to achieve.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen warns that the U.S. will more aggressively move to punish those who conduct cyberattacks. Plus, the department plans to soon unveil a new cybersecurity strategy. Complacency, she says, "is being replaced by consequences."
Unauthorized access to an employee's email account has resulted in a breach affecting 30,000 current and former rental customers of Inogen, a maker and supplier of oxygen equipment, which notes that its insurance may not cover all related costs.
Uber has agreed to stricter monitoring by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its concealment of a 2016 data breach while it was negotiating with the agency for a settlement tied to a separate, yet similar, breach two years prior.
Email is still the most common attack vector as a preferred method utilized by attackers because of the overwhelming effectiveness. Phishing attacks have only been increasing and evolving to bypass modern security appliances, endpoint protection, and user awareness training.
Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report shows that half of data breaches in 2017 worldwide were orchestrated by organized cybercriminal groups, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar, who offers an in-depth analysis of the findings.
Art Coviello, ex-CEO of RSA, is concerned about fraud trends and social media vulnerabilities. But he also is bullish on the opportunity for artificial intelligence and DevOps security to stop attacks before they cause harm.
A handful of popular music videos published on YouTube were defaced on Tuesday, with two hackers claiming credit. But Google, which owns YouTube, says that tampering didn't occur directly on its platform.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg informally met with U.S. lawmakers on Monday ahead of two congressional hearings, where he is expected to face a bruising examination. One senator was blunt with Zuckerberg, contending that on data privacy "Facebook failed us."
With Alabama and South Dakota recently becoming the last two states to adopt breach notification laws, notification processes become more complicated, says privacy attorney Adam Greene, who offers an in-depth analysis.