Until the IRS takes appropriate steps to resolve security control deficiencies, taxpayer data will remain "unnecessarily vulnerable" to inappropriate use, a Government Accountability Office audit report warns.
Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will soon begin the next round of HIPAA compliance audits, organizations need to take specific steps to prepare in case they're chosen for scrutiny, says attorney Robert Belfort, a regulatory specialist.
Will the Fed support the use of cryptocurrency and related blockchain technology to help push the movement to faster payments? Experts at ISMG's Fraud and Data Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco last week considered the possibilities.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, which regularly assists clients in responding to their data breaches, admits it's suffered its own breach. The breach of contact information reportedly affected 1.5 million business customers, who now face greater risk of phishing attacks.
Despite the recent move to put the FBI-obtained court order against Apple on hold, the crypto debate is far from over, said a panel of law enforcement, legal and industry experts at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.
Neither the FBI nor Apple looks good in the days following the postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the bureau crack open the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI's credibility is being questioned as Apple's security technology is being tarnished.
The Justice Department has unsealed indictments against seven Iranians, allegedly working on behalf of the Iranian government, who are suspected of conducting DDoS attacks against dozens of American banks and attempting to seize control of Bowman Dam outside New York City.
More than 300 security incidents involving Obamacare's HealthCare.gov were reported over an 18-month period, according to a new GAO report, which recommends numerous security and privacy control enhancements for the federal health insurance marketplace.
Ransomware attacks against hospitals are becoming commonplace this year, with at least five incidents revealed in recent weeks. What steps can organizations take to avoid falling victim to these attacks?
In many enterprises, the CISO reports to the CIO, and occasionally you find a CIO who reports to the CISO. But Venafi's Tammy Moskites holds both roles. How does she manage the natural tension between IT and security?
Although the battle over whether the courts should compel Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters is on hold for now, the debate over the privacy issues involved isn't going away, says Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
A dearth of actuarial data stymies the growth of the cyber insurance market, experts told Congress at a March 22 hearing. A repository of such data would provide more information to support creation of policies and help enterprises gain a better understanding of the risks they face, they testified.
HHS says it has launched "phase two" of its HIPAA compliance audit program, portraying this as another interim step toward a permanent program. But will Congress ever approve enough funding to ramp up audits?
The PCI Security Standards Council envisions a single, globally-unified data security standard. Now that the European Card Payment Association is a strategic regional member, that goal is significantly closer, says Jeremy King, the council's international director.
Cambridge Savings Bank in Massachusetts is incorporating biometrics into its online and mobile banking platform as a way to limit, and in some cases remove, the need for username and password authentication. In this case study interview, two bank executives discuss what others can learn from the project.