A former respiratory therapist has pleaded guilty in an ID theft case involving more than 800 patient records. A security expert explains why detecting insider fraud can be difficult and offers prevention tips.
Bruce McConnell, acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, says he'll resign from the Department of Homeland Security on Aug. 10, making him the third senior cybersecurity official to leave DHS this year. He's seen as one of DHS's leading cybersecurity theorists.
Sony Entertainment Network will withdraw its appeal of a Â£250,000 fine - that's nearly $390,000 - for not taking appropriate steps to safeguard customers' personal information when hackers attacked its PlayStation Network in April 2011.
Janet Napolitano's departure as homeland security secretary could have an adverse impact on the nation's cybersecurity policy, at least temporarily, considering the posts of deputy secretary and deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity remain vacant.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is notifying patients of a breach involving decades-old microfiche medical records discovered in a dumpster. This is the second healthcare breach affecting more than 100,000 individuals reported in recent days.
Insurer WellPoint has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a website data breach that may have exposed information on more than 612,000 individuals.
After a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Adventist Health System in the aftermath of a breach affecting 763,000 patients, another lawsuit was immediately filed in a state court. Find out the details.