Health insurer Aetna ACE reported to federal regulators a health data breach affecting nearly 326,000 individuals tied to an apparent ransomware incident involving OneTouchPoint, a subcontractor that provides printing and mailing services to one of the insurer's vendors.
A Florida operator of urgent care clinics recently reported to federal regulators a health data breach affecting more than 258,000 individuals tied to a vendor's ransomware attack in May 2021. Why did it take so long to determine that the incident resulted in breach of protected health information?
Two hacking incidents involving vendors providing important IT-related and other services to dozens of covered entity clients are among the latest breaches affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals' data and show how mounting reliance on third parties creates increased risk to patient data.
As CISO of Edward-Elmhurst Health, Shefali Mookencherry consistently works at the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy. "Privacy tells us why," she says, "and security tells us how." She discusses her role and the inherent challenges it poses to her.
Lisa Sotto of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP joins three ISMG editors to discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including data breach preparedness, the evolution of LockBit 3.0 and the potential impact of the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022.
Another proposed federal class action lawsuit alleges Facebook uses its Pixel tracking tool to collect millions of individuals' sensitive health data from healthcare provider websites without patients' knowledge or consent. HIPAA prohibits the use of PHI for marketing purposes without consent.
The ISMG Security Report analyzes a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, in which Uber accepts responsibility for a data breach cover-up to avoid criminal charges. It also discusses why early-stage startups are conserving cash and recent initiatives from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Data breaches in the healthcare sector cost about $10.1 million - more than double the average cost of breaches across other industries - once again ranking the sector as having the most expensive data breaches, says Limor Kessem, principal consultant of cyber crisis management at IBM Security.
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Tenet Healthcare, a major Dallas-based healthcare delivery organization, provides the latest public peek into the hefty impact a disruptive cyber incident can have on a healthcare entity's finances.
Federal regulators say credit unions should report cyber incidents within 72 hours, including those experienced by third-party vendors that process member data. Just five deposit, payment, and data processing service companies dominate the credit union market.
One Identity selected ex-LogRhythm CEO Mark Logan as its next leader and tasked him with standing the Quest subsidiary up as a stand-alone entity. The company offers identity governance, privileged access, identity management and Active Directory management solutions thanks to buying OneLogin.
Big, bad bugs - including the likes of Heartbleed, BlueKeep and Drupalgeddon - never seem to burn out. Instead, they just slowly fade away, despite the risk that attackers will successfully exploit them to steal data, seize control of systems or deploy ransomware.
Cybersecurity doesn’t have competitors, it has adversaries. They react to every defense we put in place and seek new ways to achieve their aims - whether they be cybercrime, espionage, or hacktivism. The attackers are innovative, and they share new ways to exploit any vulnerability, so defenders need to share...
Exploring new ways to offer security as a service from his organization to external customers is an exciting challenge and opportunity, says Sean Mack, CIO and CISO of publishing company Wiley. He also discusses aligning security investments with the company's biggest business risks and goals.
Three ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the sharp rise in Maui ransomware attacks, how the FBI seized cryptocurrency ransom payments worth $500,000 from North Korean attackers and advice for CISOs navigating the great zero trust debate.