Attorney Kevin McGinty analyzes the potential impact of a Massachusetts judge's unusual decision to allow a class-action lawsuit stemming from a health data breach to proceed, despite a lack of evidence of harm stemming from the incident.
A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Michaels, filed after the retailer warned that POS malware-wielding attackers had successfully stolen details of an estimated 2.6 million payment cards. But the ruling isn't a surprise - here's why.
The Federal Trade Commission's latest cybersecurity-related enforcement action points to the need to carefully scrutinize the claims software companies make about the security functions of their products.
Reports on the Ukrainian energy supplier hack have left many crucial questions unanswered: Who was involved, did malware directly trigger a blackout and are other suppliers at risk from similar attacks? Cybersecurity experts offer potential answers.
Expect rebooted European Union data privacy rules to drive organizations worldwide to begin minimizing the amount of information they collect and store on individuals in 2016, both to protect privacy as well as minimize the impact of data breaches.
In the healthcare sector in 2016, hackers will continue to threaten systems and networks - and possibly medical devices - while federal and state regulators expand and refine their data security enforcement activities.
Improving breach detection and defenses involves much more than buying the latest technology, warns security expert Haroon Meer. "We keep moving on as we try to solve new, shiny problems, which we then half solve, but we still haven't completely solved problems that we knew about 20 years ago."
The hack of the Office of Personnel Management, revealed in June, represented a turning point. As a result of the cyberattack, breaches became a concern of a wide sphere of government employees and citizens.
Four years after European criminals exploited EMV implementation vulnerabilities to steal an estimated $650,000, security experts say not all banks have adopted full fixes. But the payment card industry contends related mitigations are in place and working.
Organizations that discover they're victims of business email compromise exploits should immediately contact law enforcement officials to report the attacks to improve the odds of finding the perpetrators, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Camelia Lopez in this video interview.