As state insurance commissioners and attorneys general launch investigations into health insurer Anthem's data breach, a U.S. Senate committee is examining the healthcare industry's preparedness for mitigating cyberthreats.
Not wanting to "let a good crisis go to waste," White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is using health insurer Anthem's massive data breach to promote the Obama administration's cybersecurity initiatives.
The recent cyber-attack on health insurer Anthem Inc. is a "call to action" for the healthcare sector to adopt a much more sophisticated approach to risk management, says security expert Lisa Gallagher of HIMSS.
Universities remain prime targets for hackers due to their data-rich environments. Maintaining a culture of openness while ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information will be an ongoing challenge for the education sector.
President Obama says his proposed cybersecurity budget is designed to help prevent foreign nations or hackers from shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets or invading the privacy of American families.
Data breaches are inevitable, hence it's up to executives to ensure their enterprise is secured, without trying to encrypt everything, warns Prakash Panjwani, president and chief executive officer of SafeNet.
As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.
The Regin espionage and surveillance malware offers attackers advanced capabilities, but a new analysis of two recovered modules finds the components are basic and unveils potential clues to the identity of its creator.
The recent hack attacks targeting Sony Pictures and the U.S. Postal Service illustrate why all organizations - and not just healthcare entities - need to make safeguarding health-related information a top priority, says attorney Susan A. Miller.
The U.S. likely won't complete its implementation of EMV for many years to come, despite the October 2015 liability shift date for counterfeit card fraud, many forecasters say. And until it's fully deployed, EMV will have little impact on fraud.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposes updating state law to require businesses, including out-of-state firms with New York customers, to implement new safeguards to protect personal consumer data they store.
ENISA - the EU agency responsible for bolstering European cybersecurity practices - is calling on Internet infrastructure providers to adopt best practices for combatting routing threats, DNS spoofing and poisoning attacks, as well as DDoS disruptions.
President Obama says he sees the need for law enforcement to gain access to terrorists' encrypted data, but stops short of calling for a law to require manufacturers to provide a so-called "backdoor" to break encryption on mobile devices.