The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
Carilion Clinic, a Roanoke, Va.-based network of hospitals and outpatient facilities, has fired or disciplined 14 employees over a problem common at many healthcare organizations: patient record snooping. Experts discuss how to tackle the challenge.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
A recent appellate court ruling upholding dismissal of two lawsuits against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. filed in the wake of a 2013 breach is yet another reminder of the challenges plaintiffs face when solid evidence of harm stemming from breaches is lacking.
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
An inspector general's memo that highlights three significant information security deficiencies that have plagued the U.S. Department of Labor for the past five years points out problems that most federal agencies confront.
Visa and Target have reached an agreement that reportedly will reimburse card issuers a total of up to $67 million for fraud losses and expenses tied to the retailer's 2013 breach, which exposed some 40 million payment cards.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hit with yet another lawsuit focusing on the massive breach that exposed background-check information for 21.5 million individuals. But this time, the plaintiff is a judge.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
What do successful but separate malware attacks against banking customers around the world, as well as the White House and health insurer Anthem, all have in common? Researchers say the answer is shockingly simple.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.
The outrage directed at Oracle Corp.'s security chief after a recent blog post in which she scolded third parties who scan the company's software looking for security flaws had a familiar ring: Do medical device makers have a similar cybersecurity attitude?
Security is a busy sector: Symantec jettisoned Veritas, Zscaler became a "unicorn" after its most recent funding round, and we have other M&A news from Cisco, Fidelity National Information Services and Proofpoint.
In a security landscape where the frenetic pace of technology has changed paradigms in ways organizations are struggling to cope with, Blue Coat's Hugh Thompson advises adopting a 'Degrees of Freedom' approach.
Did Massachusetts' first registered medical marijuana dispensary break federal or state privacy regulations by accidentally sharing patients' email addresses? Experts explain that ... well, the answer is a little hazy.