Federal authorities are holding workshops to gather ideas for how to build a National Healthcare Cybersecurity Response Framework aimed at protecting critical infrastructure, says Deborah Kobza, who's coordinating the effort.
FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
If you'd like to avoid being subjected to a federally mandated biennial data security audit for the next 20 years, you might want to make sure no one in your organization is using peer-to-peer networks.
The online dating website eHarmony has warned a "small fraction" of its users of a June 6 breach that likely exposed hashed passwords. Whether the incident is related to a LinkedIn breach has not been confirmed.
In response to Congress' request for additional information, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has changed its story about how it found out about a July 2011 breach affecting its Thrift Savings Plan.
Members of Congress have again expressed concerns about security measures at TRICARE, the military health program, in the wake of a September 2011 breach, and officials with the program have agreed to a briefing.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is appealing a Â£325,000 fine for a breach involving hard drives containing healthcare information on tens of thousands of individuals that were sold on the Internet.