In 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued instructions that replaced DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) with the Risk Management Framework (RMF). The RMF is designed to be managed as a continual process as the risk posture evolves over time for each information...
A class action lawsuit filed against Allscripts in the wake of a ransomware attack that recently disrupted patient care at hundreds of healthcare practices will spotlight a variety of critical security and legal issues, says Steven Teppler, the plaintiffs' attorney, in this in-depth interview.
In the wake of a ransomware attack that disrupted patient care services for hundreds of Allscripts' customers, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the cloud-based electronic health records vendor for allegedly "failing to secure its systems and data from cyberattacks."
After settling a breach lawsuit for $17.2 million, Aetna has signed another large settlement related to privacy breaches involving mailings to its health plan members. The latest settlement with the New York state attorney general's office involves two mailings last year.
In separate cases, two hackers have either pleaded guilty or been sentenced to serve jail time in part for launching or facilitating DDoS attacks. One defendant, John Kelsey Gammell, was unmasked after taunting a former employer over the "ongoing IT issues" his DDoS attacks were causing.
Two men have been sentenced to serve at about six years each in U.S. federal prison after selling drugs such as marijuana and cocaine via darknet markets, including AlphaBay. The separate arrests of both defendants predate law enforcement seizing control of AlphaBay.
Government agencies face unique technology challenges in today's world, including complex legacy IT systems, antiquated processes and a prohibitive legislative budgeting cycle. Because of these challenges, many agencies are looking for creative new approaches to overcome the obstacles preventing adoption of the latest...
Are you an accused Russian hacker who's been detained on foreign soil at the request of U.S. authorities? Bad news: While Mother Russia will go to court to try to bring you home, your odds of resisting U.S. extradition don't look good.
The California attorney general's office has smacked Cottage Health System with a $2 million settlement in the wake of breaches in 2013 and 2015. What lessons can be learned from this significant enforcement action?
Some legal experts say a nearly $1 billion class action lawsuit filed against electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks could be the first of many cases scrutinizing the data integrity issues of EHR vendors. Others, however, contend that those filing such lawsuits will face many hurdles.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review a case filed against the health insurer in the wake of a 2014 cyberattack that impacted 1.1 million individuals, potentially becoming the first health data breach case to reach the high court.
Litigation attorney Patricia Carreiro offers an analysis of whether malpractice or cyber insurance coverage - or neither - would come into play if a patient was injured as a result of a cyberattack against a healthcare entity, including an assault targeting a medical device.
A class action lawsuit claims that thousands of employees of a home healthcare firm were harmed by the disclosure of their personal information as a result of a business email compromise scam. Earlier, regulators fined the company for another breach.
Can U.S. law enforcement use a warrant to seize emails stored outside the U.S. by a cloud services provider? That's the question the Supreme Court has agreed to consider next year. Microsoft continues to fight an order to turn over emails stored in an Irish data center.