The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority - the online health insurance marketplace servicing Washington, D.C., residents and congressional staff - is facing two proposed class action lawsuits in the aftermath of a hack that affected more than 56,400 individuals, including members of Congress.
An Alabama cardiovascular clinic is facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed by one of the nearly 442,000 individuals affected by a data exfiltration breach reported last month. The lawsuit seeks a detailed list of security improvements by the clinic and 10 years of court compliance monitoring.
As data extends well beyond on-premises infrastructure into multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, IT and security teams are looking for ways to better manage the entire data lifecycle. A key piece of these efforts is to reduce risk without compromising user productivity.
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The Conservative U.K. government said it will propose updates to the country's main cybersecurity regulation, including a requirement for the private sector to reimburse the public sector for enforcement activities. The government downplayed concerns that it could create perverse incentives.
A study by data privacy firm Lokker found thousands of healthcare providers deploying Facebook Pixel and other similar tracking tools. Those trackers reveal "medical and other data that consumers don't know is being tracked and haven't authorized," says Ian Cohen, Lokker's chief executive officer.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Ransomware attacks and data breaches: One thing both have in common is the challenge of attempting to accurately understand their true scale and impact. Too often, data breach notifications lack useful details, while ransomware attacks and ransom payments go unreported.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how the U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information to help it disrupt the illicit flow of funds to North Korea. The report also examines approaches to enhance banks' cyber defenses and U.S. regulatory trends.
The ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the U.S. government's request for billions of dollars in tech aid to curb the global impact of the Kremlin's campaign in Ukraine. It also examines Biden's cryptocurrency executive order and why breached organizations often don't share full details.
Gaps in federal regulations concerning the security and privacy of health data falling outside HIPAA's umbrella are getting filled to some extent by various state laws. But that's creating additional challenges, says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra of the law firm WilmerHale.
The ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest updates on the Ukraine-Russia crisis and offers cyber resiliency tips for organizations. It also describes how the Conti ransomware group has hired TrickBot malware developers and revisits one of the largest ransomware attacks ever in the U.S.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes what prosecutors say is the biggest cryptocurrency seizure in U.S. history as well as the biggest financial seizure. It also details how a school district CISO resigned over the district's handling of a severe data breach and busts Zero Trust myths.
Jeff Williams, co-founder and CTO of Contrast Security, says people have a right to know if the products they use are secure. It's difficult to tell if software is secure, he says, so companies need incentives to build good security programs, improve their software and disclose any flaws they find.