This week, Meta debuted end-to-end encryption on Messenger, AeroBlade cyberespionage targeted U.S. aerospace, Trojan-Proxy threatened cracked apps, Tipalti investigated a ransomware attack, a Pennsylvania hospital faced lawsuits, Nissan probed a cyber incident and the U.S. FCC teamed up with states.
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.
Microsoft has demoted its CISO after 14 years on the job, reassigned its deputy CISO and named Igor Tsyganskiy - a former CTO at Bridgewater Associates who just joined Microsoft four months ago as chief strategy officer - as its new chief information security officer.
The U.K. government accused Russia's domestic intelligence agency of running a yearslong campaign to interfere in British politics. U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment against two FSB agents, accursing them of phishing campaigns against national security government employees.
European lawmakers and officials failed to hammer out a compromise regulation on artificial intelligence after two days of talks that stretched over 22 hours and were intended to culminate in a Thursday settlement. The European Union has been at work on the Artificial Intelligence Act since 2021.
This week, a Bitzlato co-founder pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, a federal judge accepted ex-Binance chief's guilty plea, thieves stole $363M in crypto this November, KyberSwap looks to compensate hack victims, Platypus hackers walked free, and Velodrome and Aerodrome were hacked again.
The number of data breaches in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, amid mounting attacks against third-party vendors and aggressive ransomware attacks, says a report from Apple and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher. Breaches have more than tripled between 2013 and 2022.
Cybersecurity professionals must choose their own destiny, former CSO Joe Sullivan said at this week's Black Hat Europe in London. CISOs will either remain down in the weeds, technically speaking, or learn to become true senior executives and be treated as such by the board.
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.
After the latest Israel-Hamas war began, Kollender found herself trying to return to her homeland, but "no airline was flying to or from Israel," she said. In this episode of CyberEd.io's podcast series "Cybersecurity Insights," she discussed her personal views about the Israel-Hamas war.
A Russia-linked disinformation campaign known as Doppelgänger is employing advanced obfuscation techniques and likely deploying AI to generate content, say security researchers. Doppelgänger has been called Russia's "most aggressively persistent covert influence operation" since 2017.
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.
By the numbers, who has implemented GenAI in their organization? Who has a dedicated budget? And who understands the AI regulations for their industry? An expert panel discusses the findings of ISMG's First Annual Generative AI Study: Business Rewards vs. Security Risks.