Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, complexity, nuance and stealth. But human error, business compulsions and increasingly complex environments make it difficult to maintain adequate defenses, says Juniper Network's CTO for India and SAARC
With hack attacks continuing against banks, SWIFT must follow in the footsteps of other vendors - notably Microsoft - and begin offering detailed, prescriptive security guidance to its users, says Doug Gourlay of Skyport Systems.
Organizations chosen for remote "desk audits" of their HIPAA compliance, which will begin this summer, need to be prepared to quickly provide supporting documentation, Deven McGraw, deputy director of health information privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, explains this in-depth audio interview.
A criminal case against an engineer who allegedly stole trade secrets while he worked at two medical device companies highlights yet again the need to prioritize the protection of intellectual property. The indictment comes just weeks after Epic Systems was awarded $940 million in another trade secrets theft case.
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
Hacker attacks in the healthcare sector so far this year generally have targeted smaller organizations and affected fewer individuals, in contrast with last year's massive hacker incidents. For example, one of the latest victims is a small physician group practice in Texas.
Vietnam's TPBank says it successfully foiled more than $1 million in fraudulent transfer requests apparently initiated by the same hackers who targeted Bangladesh Bank and other SWIFT-using institutions with PDF reader malware.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has apparently been hacked, and its data has been dumped online by the Bozkurtlar hacking group that has leaked data from seven other banks in the Middle East and South Asia since April 26.
Law enforcement agencies have scored some notable botnet-busting successes, disrupting malicious infrastructure and arresting botnet-using gangs. But cybercriminals are adapting, one top EU cybercrime investigator warns.
Mozilla wants the U.S. government to provide it with information about a possible unpatched vulnerability in its Firefox browser, which was used by the FBI as part of a large child pornography investigation.
The theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank was "part of a wider and highly adaptive campaign targeting banks," SWIFT warns its 11,000 customers. Investigators say signs point to the same attackers having hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014.
The federal tally of major health data breaches is littered with hundreds of incidents blamed on business associates that affected a total of tens of millions of individuals. But vendor involvement in breaches is probably actually a lot worse than what's reflected on the HHS tally.
Amidst finger-pointing over responsibility for the $81 million online theft from Bangladesh Bank, SWIFT has issued its first-ever information security guidance to banks, telling them that they're responsible for securing their own systems.
Breaches in the healthcare sector are continuing to surge, in part, because cybercriminals are building big data resources that can be used to fuel fraud, security experts Larry Ponemon and Rick Kam say in an audio interview discussing findings of a new Ponemon Institute report.
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