Federal regulators are reminding healthcare organizations about the urgency of having plans in place to manage security issues, including data breaches, involving their business associates. The guidance is important, security experts say, because about one-fifth of major health data breaches have involved BAs.
Clinics, laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers and other smaller healthcare entities need to bolster their breach preparedness as cyberattacks against smaller entities in all sectors continue to multiply, says David Finn of Symantec, who discusses findings from a new report.
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Despite continued efforts to shore up security to protect payment card data and other financial information, the U.S. financial services and retail sectors had more data breaches in 2015 than any other business sectors worldwide, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations report.
The Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations report finds malware, ransomware and phishing attacks are more common than ever and creating even more damage. Organizations are continuing to get exploited via vulnerabilities that are months or even years old, forensics expert Laurance Dine explains in this interview.
The most important lesson from the lawsuit electronic health records vendor Epic Systems filed against Tata Consultancy Services is that data security controls must extend beyond protecting personally identifiable information to include intellectual property, attorney Ron Raether explains in this audio report.
Visa's new plan to help merchants speed checkout times for EMV chip payments sounds good, in theory. But in reality, it isn't likely to have much immediate impact on either speeding EMV adoption or enhancing the user experience.
Epic Systems' successful lawsuit against India's Tata Consultancy Services raises many security questions. For example, why did Epic find out about the allegedly inappropriate downloading of trade secrets from an external whistleblower, rather than as a result of internal detection efforts?
Recent data breaches in Washington state and Florida illustrate that government health agencies can be just as vulnerable to security incidents involving sloppy breach prevention or detection practices as healthcare organizations in the private sector.
Security experts are once again warning all Flash users to either update or uninstall the browser plug-in software to protect themselves against active exploit kit attacks that are targeting a zero-day Flash flaw to install ransomware.
As the threat of malware infections, especially those involving ransomware, grows, organizations need to balance their perimeter-based security practices with an "intrusion tolerance" strategy that helps ensure a quick recovery, says medical device cybersecurity expert Kevin Fu.
What steps can organizations take to help ensure they're not the next victim of a ransomware attack? Technology expert Craig Musgrave of The Doctors Company, which offers cyber insurance, identifies the top priorities.
As Medstar Health completes its recovery from a recent malware attack that led to a temporary shutdown of most of its systems, other U.S. hospitals continue to struggle with similar attacks, many of them involving ransomware. What risk mitigation steps are most essential?