The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.
A March 28 cyberattack that may have involved ransomware forced MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area to shut down many of its systems to avoid the spread of the virus.
Cyber attackers are not just more sophisticated and more persistent than ever before. They also are greedier, says IBM Security's Limor Kessem, who shares insight on the latest fraud threats to UK banking institutions.
The landscape, as it relates to security has certainly changed since my first HIMSS Conference in 2008. I recall walking the exhibit hall discussing multi-factor authentication and identity management only to receive blank stares or interesting comments from prospective partners and customers. I heard, "we use...
Ransomware attacks against hospitals are becoming commonplace this year, with at least five incidents revealed in recent weeks. What steps can organizations take to avoid falling victim to these attacks?
Smaller hospitals and clinics must avoid the common mistake of thinking they won't fall victim to cyberattacks, warns risk management expert Tom Andre, vice president of information services at the Cooperative of American Physicians.
As ISMG's Data Breach Summit Asia 2016 in Bangalore wrapped up, security practitioners seemed excited to seek answers from experts on the challenges bothering them while putting a breach response plan in place.
A new report suggests that a Chinese cyber espionage APT attack group is behind a string of targeted ransomware infections that have slammed U.S. firms. Dig into the details, however, and the report is nothing but speculation, two security experts caution.
Advanced attacks are out, while persistent, relatively simple attacks are in. Despite all of the APT hype in recent years, cybercriminals, and especially nation-state attackers, prefer to keep things simple. Information security experts explain why.
The FBI calls ransomware "a prevalent, increasing threat." One recent campaign earned at least $325 million in global profits, while U.S. victims tell the FBI they paid $24 million in ransoms in 2015. And attackers are plowing profits back into improving their malicious code.
Although relatively few carriers offer cyber insurance, buyers can negotiate favorable terms when purchasing policies, say Experian's Michael Bruemmer and NetDiligence's Mark Greisiger, who explain why in this interview.
Because of growing cybersecurity concerns, CISOs in the financial sector finally are getting more time with their boards of directors and more direct interaction with senior executives, says John Carlson, chief of staff at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Mass targeted attacks often need a big event as the pivot to grab the prospective victims' attention. Using the example such of a phishing campaign, Symantec's Narang shares insight on how low awareness impacts the region.
The big-name breaches have made us all sensitive to the loss of personal and competitive data. But are we overlooking the real risks? Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike offers insight on how we need to evolve our core defenses.