Weeks after the Department of Health and Human Services announced its first HIPAA enforcement action in a ransomware breach, federal regulators have reached another milestone: a $480,000 settlement in a HIPAA case centered for the first time ever on a phishing attack.
The Joint Commission is kicking off a new voluntary certification program for hospitals' "responsible use" of health data. The effort aims to help address growing privacy concerns over the secondary use of patient data by third parties for artificial intelligence initiatives and other activities.
Whether because they're malicious, oblivious to company rules or outsmarted by hackers, insiders pose a mounting degree of risk to companies. Hunting for outside hackers offers lessons in preventing insider incidents, said Thomas Etheridge, CrowdStrike chief global professional services officer.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is urging software developers to implement memory safe coding as part of an effort to address critical vulnerabilities in programming languages and further shift security responsibilities away from end users.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday released a sweeping strategy document proposing how the Biden administration intends to push the healthcare sector - through new requirements, incentives and enforcement - into improving the state of its cybersecurity.
A New York medical imaging services provider is notifying nearly 606,000 individuals that their information was potentially accessed and copied in a recent hacking incident. The entity is one of several medical imaging centers that have reported major hacking breaches in recent weeks and months.
On Nov. 8, Tenable Chairman and CEO Amit Yoran wrote a letter to Congress in support of CISA. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Yoran calls the agency the "primary focal point of our defensive efforts" and discusses why the country needs to stay unified on defeating cyberthreats.
Security experts testified to Congress that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is better placed than the Transportation Security Administration to lead national implementation efforts for security-enhanced identification cards ahead of a looming 2025 deadline for national compliance.
A Russian military hacking intelligence group is winning the race to exploit known vulnerabilities before system administrators can apply patches, warns Proofpoint. The firm has seen a spike in activity from TA422, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Forest Blizzard.
A recent spike in ransomware attacks has prompted federal regulators and the American Hospital Association to issue urgent warnings to hospitals and other healthcare firms to prevent potential exploitation of the Citrix Bleed software flaw affecting some NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway devices.
Zombie APIs are becoming more common, just because of the sheer number APIs and third-party vendors that organizations rely on. Joshua Scott, head of information security and IT at API platform Postman, says businesses need to identify "what is critical to the business and map backward."
Russian military intelligence hackers active in Poland are exploiting a patched flaw in Microsoft Outlook, say cyber defenders from Redmond and Warsaw. Microsoft in a Monday post identifies the hackers as Forest Blizzard, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear.
A senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee pledged to block Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh from serving as director of the National Security Agency until the agency says whether it is purchasing data on U.S. citizens from data brokers, including location data and web browsing history.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.