A New York City hospital has paid a hefty HIPAA settlement to federal regulators for privacy breaches that impacted just two patients but involved the impermissible disclosure of sensitive medical information, including HIV status.
Federal regulators have slapped Memorial Hermann Health System with a $2.4 million HIPAA settlement stemming from the disclosure of one patient's information to the news media without the individual's consent. Why was the penalty so high?
In order to fully understand the impact of a breach, the detection of malware threats needs to be complemented by the proactive exploration of anomalous network behavior and inter-artifact relationships. This activity is supported by machine learning techniques, which can be leveraged to aggregate and classify events...
MDLive has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges the telehealth application vendor violated users' privacy by "secretly monitoring, collecting, and transmitting their usage of the app, and sharing it with a third-party vendor."
Another day, another data breach in the news. Ransomware at a hospital, the latest IRS breach, a phishing scam at Snapchat . . . you tune out the details. For every breach that makes headlines, dozens of other organizations have had data stolen or corrupted by hackers...or even their own users. Cyberthreats become...
As President Trump approaches day 100 of his presidency April 29, it's time to assess the impact of his administration so far on health data privacy, security and related health IT issues. Do we have any more clarity now than we did when he took office in January?
Federal regulators, in their latest HIPAA settlement, are again reminding healthcare entities about the importance of having business associate agreements with vendors that handle patients' protected health information.
Cybersecurity startup Tanium failed to anonymize network data for a California hospital that appeared in live product demonstrations and online videos. It's the second crisis in a week for Tanium, whose CEO has been accused of unsavory behavior and the questionable sacking of senior executives.
Right now in Britain three things remain certain: Death, taxes and having to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. But legislators have promised U.K. organizations will have a say in how some GDPR provisions get enacted.
March saw the arrival of a new, so-called "Fappening/ Celebgate" scandal, where leaked images and videos of naked celebrities found their way onto the web...prime real estate for scammers who started peddling numerous links across sites like Reddit and all social networks. Likewise in February, Fortune reported a tech...
A look at how top security vendors share cyberthreat intelligence leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, states taking up legal efforts to assure the safety of medical devices and apps sold to consumers.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's oversight of the way internet service providers sell their customers' information, could other jurisdictions - such as states - step in?
The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in building its new team to lead IT-related efforts, including addressing health data privacy and security matters. Among the appointments: Donald Rucker, M.D., is the new national coordinator for health IT.