Personal details for 30,000 Medicaid recipients in Florida may have been exposed after a government employee fell victim to a phishing attack, state officials warn. The information could potentially be used to file false Medicaid claims.
In the Face of Advanced Threats, is Your Organization's Security Posture Reactive or Proactive?
Today's most advanced threat actors - whether external or internal - are stealthier than ever and able to hide within one's systems for days, weeks or even months as they gather intel and prepare to strike. Sixty-one...
SSH keys provide the highest level of access rights and privileges for servers, applications and virtual instances. Cyber criminals want this trusted status and invest considerable resources into acquiring and using SSH keys in their attacks.
Even though SSH keys are the credentials that provide the most privileged...
"Machines" as we know them are going through an identity crisis. Our increased dependence on them is so profound that even the definition of machine is undergoing radical change. The number and type of physical devices on enterprise networks has been rising rapidly, but this is outstripped by the number of...
A U.K. tabloid newspaper is reporting that a contractor that provides services to the National Health System has been attacked by a hacker who claims to have stolen 1.2 million patient records. But the contractor claims it was the victim of a much smaller breach and no patient records were accessed.
While the U.K. is beefing up funding for hospital cybersecurity, in the U.S., some Congressional leaders are pushing for moves that could have the unintended consequence of sapping security investments by some healthcare providers.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at how to protect patient data should President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress follow through with their promise to dismantle Obamacare. Also featured is a discussion of whether IoT security should be regulated.
The hack of health insurer Anthem exposes data on 80 million Americans. A breach of an electronic health records vendor affects dozens of clinics. A California hospital pays a ransom to get data decrypted by hackers. These and other headline-grabbing breaches are getting the attention of CEOs and boards of directors....
The Democratic Party platform calls for balancing privacy and security concerns, and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine endorses the formation of a commission to advise Congress on developing digital security and encryption laws.
Evolving criminal and unscrupulous internal threats to healthcare
data networks continue to plant seeds of fear and uncertainty
in the minds of healthcare IT professionals. Those fears are wellfounded;
a recent Information Week survey found that 91 percent
of small healthcare practices in North America say they...
Federal regulators have released a new framework of data security principles to guide healthcare entities and researchers participating in the Obama administration's Precision Medicine Initiative. But is it enough to safeguard sensitive patient data?
After Kansas Heart Hospital suffered a ransomware infection and paid the demanded ransom, its attackers demanded more. At that point, the hospital reportedly declined to comply, relying instead on its pre-prepared backup and recovery plan.
A jury's decision to award $940 million in damages to electronic health records software vendor Epic Systems, which had sued India's Tata Consultancy Services alleging theft of trade secrets, serves up lessons about the importance of restricting access to all sensitive data, including intellectual property.