A Georgia man who is the chief operating officer of a network security firm can't escape criminal charges related to a 2018 cyberattack against a local medical center. Vikas Singla faces 18 charges of illegal hacking, including 15 charges for disrupting a Lexmark printer network.
Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory Touhill, the very first U.S. federal CISO back in the Obama administration, says he's encouraged by the new U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy. His top takeaway: the shift of cybersecurity responsibility from consumers to manufacturers of vulnerable products.
Online counseling provider BetterHelp is set to come under two decades of privacy monitoring by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after settling allegations that it violated users' privacy by sharing identifying information with social media platforms including Facebook.
Tom Kellermann has never tempered his criticism of U.S. cybersecurity policies. But he is openly enthusiastic about the National Cybersecurity Strategy unveiled March 2. "I was blown away," Kellermann says about the Biden administration's new five-pillar policy. "Seriously, this is a true strategy."
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.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning Amazon and One Medical to abide by their promises to protect consumers' data privacy. The statement comes in the wake of Amazon's $3.9 billion purchase of the primary healthcare on-site and virtual services provider.
Faster payment technology has been around for years, but fraud continues to dominate the conversation, says Reed Luhtanen of the U.S. Faster Payments Council. Luhtanen says all payment systems have a fraud problem, and firms will be able to curb faster payment fraud with more experience and data.
Hackers maliciously encrypted a system belonging to the U.S. Marshals Service, compromising and exfiltrating sensitive data law enforcement data. "The system was disconnected shortly and the Department of Justice initiated a forensic investigation," said an agency spokesman.
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court may limit federal prosecutors' ability to bring charges of aggravated identity theft. A Texas man convicted of overbilling Medicaid argued Monday he's not also guilty of identity theft since he had a patient's permission to submit the bill.
With the U.S. COVID-19 public health emergency expected to end in May, the government is set to scrutinize telehealth providers for HIPAA violations. That’s why healthcare firms should review their telehealth platforms and vendors, says privacy attorney Adam Greene of Davis Wright Tremaine.
A top U.S. government official urged industry to become more conscientious over cybersecurity by preventing vulnerabilities from accumulating before products ship. CISA head Jen Easterly called for a more assertive role for government and an industrywide shift to memory-safe programming languages.
Healthcare last year was the most attacked sector within critical infrastructure, David Scott, deputy assistant director of the FBI Cyber Division, told a Scottish cybersecurity conference. The bureau in 2022 received 870 complaints showing indicators of a critical infrastructure ransomware attack.
The European Commission has directed employees to remove the ByteDance-owned, short-form video app TikTok from their phones and corporate devices, citing security concerns. The decision follows similar bans in the U.S. and other countries, driven by fears of Chinese hacking and influence.
Federal authorities are urging the healthcare sector to ratchet up defenses against potential assaults by Russian-linked Clop on the heels of the ransomware-as-a-service group's recent alleged mass attacks exploiting a vulnerability in vendor Fortra's secure file transfer software GoAnyWhere MFT.
Tools such as image analysis are of little help to banks dealing with check fraud since, most of the time, checks that are deposited are legitimate, says Karen Boyer, senior vice president for financial crimes at M&T Bank. She says the best way to deal with this fraud is to closely monitor accounts.