In today's environment, federal and state regulators come at breached companies from all angles, with requests for investigative information, breach response plans and fines. Attorney Deborah Gersh explains why so many agencies stake their claims in breach response.
Australia's census debacle has prompted questions over whether main contractor IBM made errors, and if the Australian Bureau of Statistics underestimated the resources it needed to successfully power a busy, online service.
To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics took its online census submission form offline after several distributed denial-of-service attacks, a move that is likely to only fuel worries over privacy and data safety.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management - besmirched by a 2015 breach that exposed the personal information of 21.5 million individuals - turns to the military for its new chief information officer. He's DoD Principal Deputy CIO David DeVries.
A very advanced and targeted cyber-espionage campaign has been active for five years, and employs stealthy malware that can penetrate air-gapped networks and exfiltrate data using multiple techniques, security researchers warn.
Flaws in Qualcomm chipset software used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could be exploited to seize control of devices and steal any data they store, warns cybersecurity firm Check Point.
An unexpected outrage over a mundane project - the national census - is causing a fierce debate over privacy rights. One observer says: "This, without doubt, is the most significant invasion of privacy ever perpetrated on Australians by the ABS."
In the wake of the recent hack of the Bitfinex bitcoin exchange, the stability and security of cryptocurrency is again being questioned. In this video interview, cryptocurrency expert Robert Schwentker contends the attack, and others like it, could lead to regulation of cryptocurrencies.
A former Fla. hospital worker has been sentenced to federal prison in a case involving criminal HIPAA violations and tax fraud. Although the prosecution of HIPAA-related crimes are still rare, some experts say such cases could be on the rise.
The recent cyberattack on Banner Health Care, which may have compromised information on as many as 3.7 million individuals, appears to be the largest healthcare data breach reported so far in 2016 - a year that's already seen a string of disturbing hacker attacks. Here's an overview of recent cyberattack trends.
In the largest HIPAA settlement to date, federal regulators have smacked Chicago-based Advocate Health Care with a $5.5 million fine in the wake of an investigation into three 2013 breaches. The settlement is HHS's tenth HIPAA enforcement action this year.
The reported theft of $69 million worth of bitcoins from a Hong Kong-based exchange highlights the continuing challenges around keeping large quantities of digital currency out of the reach of hackers.