The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has notified 167 covered entities they've been selected for remote "desk audits" of their HIPAA compliance. But the audits will focus on only a handful of requirements.
Pokémon Go - Nintendo's new smartphone app - has been a smash hit. But the game's augmented-reality approach, and app developers' data-handling choices, have triggered security and privacy concerns as well as safety warnings.
Breach fallout continues to mount in the aftermath of a cyberattack on cloud-based electronic health records vendor Bizmatics, which apparently affected hundreds of thousands of patients. The saga highlights important security lessons for covered entities when it comes to dealing with business associates.
The MySpace and LinkedIn data dumps have been made available by a security researcher on his website, which is perhaps the most easily accessible source for obtaining it. But does it put people at greater risk?
Would access to better information pertaining to encryption help Congress pass good crypto-related laws? That's the impetus behind a "Digital Security Commission" and a related report being hawked by some lawmakers.
An individual claiming to be the hacker who posted four healthcare databases on the dark web reveals some of his tactics. We take a close look at the risks posed to one affected clinic, which faces a ransom demand.
Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
Britain's surprise vote to "Brexit" the European Union leads the ISMG Security Report. Also hear analysis on a cybercrime forum selling remote server access; Comodo being in hot water by saying "let's encrypt"; and why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape.
"Brexit" means that British law enforcement agencies will likely have a harder time taking a bite out of cybercrime as well-regarded intelligence-sharing relationships get severed and must be renegotiated.
By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters have decided to leave the European Union. But as Britain renegotiates its relationship with EU member states, its mass surveillance practices will likely face sharp scrutiny.
In the wake of a majority of British voters opting to leave the European Union, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office argues that the country should still comply with the EU's data privacy rules. But will politics get in the way?
In the event of a "Brexit" - British exit - from the European Union following this week's referendum, the U.K. would likely still have to comply with EU data protection laws, but also face cybercrime-related policing and prosecution challenges.
In the aftermath of the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, confusion emerged over whether the Obama administration had issued a waiver to suspend certain privacy provisions of HIPAA to ease communication between clinicians caring for the injured and those patients' families. Learn why the waiver wasn't necessary.
A settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Practice Fusion, an electronic health records system vendor, serves as a reminder that regulations other than HIPAA apply to protecting patient privacy, says attorney Adam Greene, a healthcare regulations expert.