Federal regulators have smacked a New York medical center with an $80,000 penalty as part of a settlement for a HIPAA privacy breach involving the information of three patients that was exposed to a reporter and distributed nationally during press coverage in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-COVID and digital transformation, consumer expectations are forever changed when it comes to healthcare delivery. The challenge now: how to raise the security bar. Elizabeth A. Sexton of Adobe talks about how to secure the new healthcare consumer experience.
A survey of fraud executives found that 85% saw an increase in fraud losses in 2022, with the mobile channel accounting for the majority of this increase. This whitepaper explores strategies to strengthen fraud prevention and mitigate the impact of online attacks.
In the rapidly expanding digital economy, fraud...
The Biden administration has unveiled its new national cybersecurity strategy, detailing top challenges facing the U.S. and plans for addressing them. Goals include minimum security requirements for critical infrastructure sector organizations and liability for poor software development practices.
Every organization has been through massive changes caused by the pandemic, and have struggled to adapt and survive in the wake of COVID-19. Given the uncertainties of today’s volatile market forces, there's no better time to focus on making businesses more resilient so they can thrive amid all the uncertainty in...
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel new opportunities for cybercriminals, malicious insiders and other adversaries who are posing new security threats to the privacy of patient health data, says attorney Erik Weinick of law firm Otterbourg P.C.
In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organizations of all sizes are rapidly scaling their support for a remote workforce. In addition to the strain this puts on IT support and helpdesk teams, it raises critical operational and security challenges. For most organizations, supporting remote employees isn’t...
The challenge of dealing with cybercrime is complex. Human factors and the human-computer interface are central components of cybersecurity. But because threat actors understand human behavior, they know how to manipulate it to achieve their goals—stealing money and valuable information.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the migration to the cloud for many organizations, and there have also been challenges associated with securing hybrid or multi-cloud environments, according to Omdia Senior Principal Analyst Fernando Montenegro.
There's good news and bad news regarding the current state of COVID-19 and its impact, says Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions Inc. "The rest of the world has moved on, she says, "but … we have a lot more infection and the opportunity for new variants."
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol says. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
The backdrop of this study is: Cloud migration. Remote work. Security at the edge. These are some of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed cybersecurity.
At the same time, data security threats continue to rise. Whether it’s new social engineering attacks or the risk of sensitive data...
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Fifty-three percent of survey respondents say cyberthreats became fiercer during COVID-19, and 17% say the pandemic disrupted their data security initiatives. These are among findings of a new survey sponsored by HelpSystems. Cary Hudgins analyzes the results and discusses how to put them to work.