B. Vindell Washington, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, pledges that the agency's top priority of advancing standards-based interoperable, secure health data exchange will continue under his leadership. But what will happen once a new president is elected?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft of a self-assessment tool that's designed to help enterprises gauge the impact and effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives.
A roundup of the just-concluded ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention in Toronto leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how one CISO gets his security message across to the board and the challenges CISOs face during their first 100 days on the job.
The recent hacker attack targeting the drug records of Olympic athletes, as well as other breaches involving high-profile targets, highlight the challenges involved in protecting sensitive data from external attackers or malicious insiders driven by political and other causes, says security expert Sean Curran.
The handling of a recent data breach - the details of which are still unfolding - by Oakland, Calif.-based web services company Regpack provides a look into how the discovery and disclosure of a breach can turn into a real train wreck.
The Department of Health and Human Services is gearing up for its first-ever round of HIPAA compliance audits of business associates, and is also developing new guidance aimed at helping organizations deal with a surge in cyber threats.
All in the family: A "sophisticated attacker" alert from US-CERT, urging enterprises to lock down their networking gear, was triggered by the leak of exploit tools - targeting, in part, U.S.-built networking gear - that may have been tied to the NSA.
Microsoft has released a slew of security fixes to patch critical vulnerabilities, including in its IE and Edge browsers. One zero-day flaw, fixed via a Microsoft Office patch, has been exploited in the wild for more than two years.
An undercover test by a federal watchdog agency found that previously identified process-related weaknesses persist that could potentially allow individuals to fraudulently enroll in subsidized health insurance programs via federal and state Obamacare online insurance exchanges.
Fancy Bear strikes again: the suspected Russian hacking group released confidential medical records for four U.S. Olympic athletes, falsely contending the documents prove illegal drug use by the Olympians.
The cybercrime sector involves a rapidly growing services economy that provides everything from bulletproof hosting and stresser/booter DDoS on demand, to ransomware-as-a-service and sites that offer to launder bitcoins via a process known as tumbling.
Is recently issued guidance from federal healthcare regulators clarifying when a ransomware attack needs to be reported starting to have an impact? Two recent breach notifications could be an early indication that the answer is yes.