The drumbeat for potential federal legislation to better protect sensitive health information - or at least new regulations - appears to be growing louder in Congress. One of the Senate's four lawmaker doctors is quizzing the healthcare industry on ways to safeguard health data.
China hasn't ordered any restrictions on the use of Apple iPhones by government agencies, according to a Chinese government spokesperson, but the official cited recent security flaws in the iPhone and warned that foreign mobile device manufacturers must abide by domestic information security laws.
The new Securities & Exchange Commission Cyber Rules mandate a transformation in how publicly traded companies manage cyber risk. To comply, they’ll need to build and deploy systems – within the next five months – to identify, measure and report cyber risk “materiality”. But, current methods are inadequate...
Authorities are warning of threats posed by Akira, a ransomware group that surfaced in March and has been linked to dozens of attacks on small and midsized entities. The group is targeting many industries, including healthcare, and seems to favor entities that lack MFA on VPNs.
Microsoft's September dump of fixes addresses two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including one in Microsoft Word that has a proof-of-concept code available publicly. "Definitely put this one on the top of your test-and-deploy list," wrote Dustin Childs.
To some extent, ransomware has become like COVID-19 - a threat we all need to learn to live alongside. But Aaron Bugal, field CTO of Sophos, says there is still much that security and technology leaders can do to reduce their risk by addressing activity that often precedes a ransomware attack.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
Google released a fix on Monday for a Chrome zero-day that allows an attacker to remotely target a vulnerable version of the browser. The bug is tracked as a heap buffer overflow in the WebP image format, which is specifically designed to optimize web images.
Federal regulators have smacked a large California health plan with a $1.3 million fine to settle potential HIPAA violations for two relatively small breaches that affected about 2,250 individuals. But officials indicate "long-standing HIPAA deficiencies" were a "systemic" problem at the insurer.
In this episode of CyberEd.io's podcast series "Cybersecurity Insights," Censys CEO Brad Brooks discusses the stresses a CISO experiences in trying to prevent cyberattacks and in dealing with those that do occur. Topics include breach disclosure and cybersecurity marketing to CISOs.
A federal judge has given the green light for attorneys to proceed with a consolidated class action lawsuit against Meta that accuses the social media giant of intercepting sensitive health information with its Pixel tracking tools used in numerous healthcare websites and patient portals.
According this report, the rate of ransomware attacks has remained steady. Sixty-six per cent of research respondents said their organization was hit by ransomware in the previous year. With adversaries now able to consistently execute attacks at scale, ransomware is arguably the biggest cyber risk facing...
A Norway court sided with the country's data protection authority in a battle against Facebook over surveillance based-ads, ruling that the agency has the authority to tell the social media giant to temporarily halt behavioral tracking without explicit consent or face daily fines.
Perimeter 81's ease of deployment and embrace of a cloud-based architecture made it stand apart from other secure remote access offerings, according to Check Point Software CEO Gil Shwed. The deal will help Check Point build a scalable network foundation that extends to thousands of users.
Multiple nation-state hacking groups have been exploiting known flaws in Zoho ManageEngine software and Fortinet firewalls to steal data, cybersecurity officials warn. A new alert details exploits of each vulnerability by separate groups that targeted the same aeronautical firm.