The U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom faces "significant challenges" in implementing the newly passed Online Safety Act, which is intended to protect children from online harm, says analysis by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.
This week: more fallout from LockBit, Avast to pay $16.5M, Russia-linked group targeted mail servers, no indication that AT&T was hacked, analysis of a patched Apple flaw, Microsoft enhanced logging, an Android banking Trojan, North Korean hackers and a baking giant fell to ransomware.
In most organizations, the privacy team plays an important role in artificial intelligence implementation and governance. Tarun Samtani, DPO and privacy program director at International SOS, said privacy principles inherently align with the demand for responsible data use of AI technology.
An Arizona firm that provides administrative services to a dozen ophthalmology practices in several states is notifying nearly 2.4 million patients of a data theft incident. The hack is among the latest recent major data breaches involving vendors of critical services to healthcare firms.
A bipartisan pair of congressmen is again attempting to address long-standing issues of patient safety and privacy - as well as medical errors, inadvertent information disclosures and denied medical claims - which all occur when patients and the health records used to treat them do not match.
Two new guidance resources - one from regulators and the other from an industry council - aim to help healthcare firms strengthen their protection of sensitive patient information and critical IT systems. The publications come as the Biden administration is pushing the sector to up its cyber game.
When a hospital or clinic is hit with a cyberattack, it often seems as if the electronic health record systems just can't win. Even if the EHR system is not the prime target of the attack, it's still frequently taken off line as the organization responds to the incident. What should entities do?
An Oklahoma-based healthcare system is notifying 2.4 million individuals that their sensitive information was potentially compromised in an exfiltration incident last year. Cybercriminals have been attempting to extort ransom payments directly from some of those affected patients - including kids.
A European court has sided with a Russian petitioner who challenged a Kremlin rule that requires telecom firms to backdoor their servers for law enforcement data collection. The court found that end-to-end encryption is essential to preserving the right to privacy in digital communication systems.
As U.S. federal regulators fine-tune a strategy to push the healthcare sector into strengthening its cybersecurity posture, they are dusting off a HIPAA compliance audit program that's been dormant for the last seven years. A new round of HIPAA audits for regulated entities is in the works.
Bank of America is notifying more than 57,000 customers that their information, including Social Security numbers, was potentially compromised in a hacking incident last November at Atlanta, Georgia-based insurance software firm InfoSys McCamish. BoA says none of its systems were affected.
A new bipartisan Senate bill would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to biennially conduct cybersecurity reviews and tests on its IT systems and report to Congress on how it is updating its cybersecurity strategy to keep up with evolving cyberthreats.
The Department of Health and Human Services has finalized regulations to better align federal requirements for the confidentiality of substance use disorder records with privacy protections afforded under HIPAA. The aim is to improve care coordination while enhancing sensitive data protections.
U.S. federal authorities are again warning the healthcare sector about threats from the Akira ransomware group. The latest alert comes on the heels of several recent attacks by the gang, including one last month on Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which affected an IT system used by emergency responders.
HHS has fined a New York City medical center $4.75 million to settle potential HIPAA violations discovered during an investigation into a hospital insider who sold patient data to identity thieves in 2013. The hospital said it has beefed up its security and privacy since the incident occurred.