In the future, deepfake technology will have a significant impact on newer forms of authentication such as voice and facial recognition and pose new challenges to defenders, said Ofer Friedman, chief business development officer at AU10TIX, an Israel-headquartered identity verification company.
In the latest weekly update, editors at ISMG discuss the rampant rise in healthcare sector attacks and breaches in 2023, the most common vulnerabilities and targets, and remember the life of the Steve Katz, the world's first CISO who inspired generations of security leaders.
Open-source software is pervasive in healthcare. It is used in critical systems such as electronic health records and components contained in medical devices. Federal regulators are urging healthcare sector firms to be vigilant in managing risks and threats involving open-source software.
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.
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.
A New York medical imaging services provider is notifying nearly 606,000 individuals that their information was potentially accessed and copied in a recent hacking incident. The entity is one of several medical imaging centers that have reported major hacking breaches in recent weeks and months.
A recent spike in ransomware attacks has prompted federal regulators and the American Hospital Association to issue urgent warnings to hospitals and other healthcare firms to prevent potential exploitation of the Citrix Bleed software flaw affecting some NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway devices.
Many government and higher ed organizations are focusing on log management to reduce risk, accelerate remediation, and comply with regulations. But logging can come with challenges, such as difficulties ingesting data, slow access to historical data, and tool sprawl.
Suspected Chinese threat actors used a Gh0st RAT variant to target South Korean entities and the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to gather intelligence. According to Talos Intelligence, SugarGh0st features additional capabilities that enable it to defeat signature-based detection tools.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.
New York regulators are warning millions of individuals of identity theft risks involving a data theft at a medical transcriber that has now affected patients of at least two major healthcare groups, including Crouse Health and Northwell Health in the state. Lawsuits in the case are also piling up.
A National Institute of Standards and Technology official said agencies are facing a variety of challenges in implementing enterprisewide zero trust architectures, from a lack of insight into their network components to difficult decisions around legacy systems and costly procurement initiatives.
Procurement experts testified to the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation on Wednesday that government requirements leave too many unanswered questions and ambiguities for federal agencies when it comes to implementing SBOMs.