As the Senate continues to wrestle with the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, with a vote expected next week, opposition to the bill from some privacy groups and major technology firms, including Apple, is heating up.
In an exclusive interview, Harris Health System CISO Jeffrey Vinson explains how his team is spearheading an effort to help the federal government and the healthcare industry improve cyber threat intelligence sharing.
By identifying abnormal data access behavior, machine learning systems could improve breach prevention and fraud detection in the healthcare arena and other sectors, contends artificial intelligence expert Robert Leithiser.
Even if China fails to live up to its promise to stop pilfering corporate trade secrets, as America's spy chief predicts, the U.S. could still benefit diplomatically from the two nations' cybersecurity agreement.
The commoditization of attack infrastructure and services in the cyber-criminal underground, and the low cost and ease of launching targeted attacks, are growing concerns that require new defense strategies, says Trend Micro's Raimund Genes.
It's been two years since enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule's modified breach notification requirements began. But the most significant changes in the federal tally of major health data breaches since then appear to have more to do with a surge in hacker activity than the new requirements under HIPAA Omnibus.
Federal auditors say a data repository used for data analysis and reporting for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, had numerous data security shortcomings that have since been addressed. Security experts say the problems cited are common to many organizations.
A former wealth management adviser at Morgan Stanley pleaded guilty this week to stealing confidential client information. Some fraud-prevention experts say the investment banking firm could have taken steps to detect the suspicious insider activity sooner.
In light of the uptick in hacker attacks on the healthcare sector, Everett Clinic in Washington is making a number of additional moves to bolster its cybersecurity, says CIO Becky Hood. Find out about the top priorities.
The latest revelation of a cyber-attack against a health insurer - this time Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - illustrates why it's so important for healthcare organizations to frequently scrutinize systems for intrusions. Experts offer analysis.
If there's one thing federal regulators want to drill into the heads of covered entities and business associates about data breach prevention, it's this: Stop procrastinating, and conduct a risk analysis and encrypt most of your computing devices right away.
FDA official Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., expects more medical device security vulnerabilities to come to light in the year ahead. The FDA soon will issue new guidance addressing the cybersecurity of medical devices already in use.
More hackers are exploiting remote-access and network vulnerabilities, rather than installing malware to invade networks and exfiltrate data, says Dell SecureWorks' researcher Phil Burdette. That's why conventional breach-detection tools aren't catching the intrusions.
Underground cybercrime forums continue to evolve, offering services ranging from cybercrime toolkits and money laundering to bulletproof hosting and a service that reviews exfiltrated data for corporate secrets, says cybersecurity analyst Tom Kellermann of Trend Micro.