The U.S. Small Business Administration says a flaw in an online application portal may have exposed the personal data - including Social Security numbers - of approximately 8,000 loan applicants seeking help coping with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
Three recently disclosed health data security incidents - including the discovery of a large email hack that happened nearly a year ago - serve as reminders of the ongoing incident response challenges facing healthcare organizations. And these difficulties are likely to worsen during the COVID-19 crisis.
The use of telehealth is ramping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the latest arrest in connection with a $410 million healthcare fraud case that includes a multi-million dollar telemedicine-related fraud scheme serves as a cautionary tale of how fraudsters can abuse telehealth.
All contact-tracing apps for combating COVID-19 must be developed in an open and transparent manner, remain voluntary, be based on Bluetooth, and allow users to opt in, or else they risk making the global pandemic even worse, 200 of the world's leading scientists and researchers have warned.
One measure of the popularity of the Zoom teleconferencing software: Cybercrime forums are listing an increasing number of stolen accounts for sale, which attackers could use to "Zoom bomb" calls and push malicious files to meeting participants. Security experts describe essential defenses.
Can you "big tech" a way out of a pandemic? Many governments around the world are trying, and Australia is joining the herd with a contact tracing app. But Australia has a splotchy record of large government tech projects, including in health, that may result in low voluntary adoption of an app.
TikTok, a video-sharing service, has been delivering video and other media without TLS/SSL encryption, which means it may be possible for someone to tamper with content, researchers say. That could be especially damaging in the current pandemic environment, where misinformation and confusion abounds.
Using location data to warn people who have come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 holds promise to stem the deadly pandemic. But with that comes privacy concerns. Cryptologist Vanessa Teague breaks down risks and solutions.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, healthcare organizations need to ramp up efforts to mitigate the threats posed by cybercriminals who are trying to exploit the chaos, says attorney Jason G. Weiss, a cyber forensics expert and retired FBI agent.
In the effort to develop COVID-19 medical insights, some healthcare and technology firms are reportedly partnering to collect coronavirus patient information to assist government and academic researchers. But such efforts are raising significant security and privacy concerns.
In this webinar, Mark Sangster discusses how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting businesses and individuals and the need to stay vigilant. Emerging threats from bad actors who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis are inevitable. Distributed workforces are leaving gaps in our defenses and opening the door to...
As governments and organizations around the globe rethink their use of the Zoom teleconference platform as a result of ongoing privacy and security concerns, the company is making more system changes and has formed a CISO advisory board.
As some cities and states recruit retired healthcare professionals, new medical school graduates and clinicians from other regions to assist in their COVID-19 responses, it's critical to ensure these workers understand the importance of protecting patient information, says privacy attorney Iliana Peters.
Washington state was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., and Cris Ewell was at the heart of the crisis as CISO of UW Medicine. He shares his insights and lessons learned from supporting caregivers and a remote workforce during the pandemic.