A Twitter posting by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which conducts IT security research and development, says: "A sophisticated cyberattack has shut down Internet and e-mail at PNNL. Full access will be restored once we can repel further attacks."
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights entered into a resolution agreement with the University of California at Los Angeles Health System to settle violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
Insider fraud expert Shirley Inscoe says Citi is not the only financial institution that's doing a poor job of keeping up with employee misconduct. Few banking institutions grasp how damaging inside jobs actually are.
RSA customers who feel victimized by last March's breach of the security vendor's computers have viable options that include continued use of the SecurID authentication tokens, those offered by competitors, or something entirely different: biometrics.
"Professionals like me now understand that we are the ambassadors for ethical behavior and should actively encourage other employees to adhere to it," says Alessandro Moretti, a senior risk and security executive.
Despite increased incidents, major U.S. card issuers receive poor marks for card fraud prevention, according to a new study from Javelin Strategy & Research. The biggest area of concern: card-not-present fraud.
"Any other bank could have just as easily been victimized," says banking fraud expert Shirley Inscoe, following the arrest of a former Citigroup executive charged with embezzling more than $19 million.
When it comes to qualifying for HITECH Act electronic health record incentive payments, Fallon Clinic is a trailblazer. It's also leading the way in its EHR security initiatives designed to protect patient privacy.
"I think we'll see some additional investments in fraud prevention tools as a result, and it could be EMV tokens or neural networks," says Jim Schlegel of ACI Worldwide, following the Fed's move on debit interchange fees.