A "flaw" in the file format of the DICOM standard for communication of medical imaging information could be exploited to hide malware in MRI and CT scans alongside patient data, according to a new research report. But the developer of DICOM contends the feature isn't a flaw and any risks can be mitigated.
Boston Children's Hospital is pioneering the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assist technology in the healthcare sector. John Brownstein, the hospital's chief innovation officer, discusses the security measures involved.
In recent years, Las Vegas has become a prototypical smart city. Between its fully autonomous vehicles and its array of IoT sensors, the city aims to embrace innovation without compromising the security of its 650,000 residents and 42 million annual tourists.
Yet local governments know that internet-connected...
Much like private companies, state and local governments of all kinds are going through a digital transformation at an unprecedented pace: migrating sensitive data to the cloud, installing internet-connected infrastructure, and offering services powered by smart devices.
At the same time, cyber-criminals are also...
To help prevent breaches involving telehealth, it's critical that only the minimum amount of patient data be shared when delivering remote healthcare services, says Scott Anderson, CTO at Conversa Health.
Entrusted with protecting the personal information of their residents, with securing critical infrastructure, and with overseeing fair elections, local governments face few challenges more pivotal than cyber security. Yet most cities and counties rely on an outdated approach to defending their networks: relying on...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference has concluded, finding no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow, although Mueller declined to exonerate Trump over obstruction of justice, says U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency inadvertently shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal data of with an agency contractor, leaving victims at increased risk from fraud and identity theft.
Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.
Script-based payment card malware continues its successful run, impacting a range of e-commerce sites, security researchers warn. With fraudsters continuing to refine their tactics, countering card-sniffing scripts continues to be difficult.
Fifty-four percent of survey respondents say their institutions' digital authentication measures are average or below when compared to their peers. And 55 percent rate themselves at average or below when it comes to their institution's current ability to apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at...
The healthcare sector has unique cybersecurity infrastructure threats as well as vulnerabilities. Dr. Abdul Rahman of Fidelis Cybersecurity describes it as a "terrain problem," and he recommends new strategies.
Columbia Surgical Specialists of Spokane has reported a breach impacting 400,000 individuals, the largest added to the federal health data breach tally so far in 2019. Meanwhile, a medical center in Chicago has also reported a major breach.