Privacy & Security

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index includes observations from more than 8,000 monitored security clients in 100 countries.

By Bernie Monegain 01:53 pm March 29, 2017
Healthcare organizations saw fewer records accessed by cyberattacks in 2016, according to the just-released 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.
By Jessica Davis 12:02 pm March 29, 2017
Cerber, one of the most common and successful ransomware variants, has just upped the ante by adding new loader that can evade detection from machine learning tools. Security firm Trend Micro discovered the latest updates to Cerber on Tuesday.

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building. (via Flickr)

By Jessica Davis 10:48 am March 28, 2017
When servers are configured to allow anonymous access, hackers can infiltrate an organization and launch a cyberattack.
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm March 27, 2017
Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.
CIO business associates risk

Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital

By Mike Miliard 08:05 am March 27, 2017
"Any time we contract with any vendor on any of the relationships, then we go through the analysis: Are they a business associate or not?" said Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO Ed Ricks.
Roger Severino OCR LGBT

Roger Severino speaking during an interview as a staff member from the Heritage Foundation in 2015.

By Jessica Davis 11:42 am March 24, 2017
The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.
health data breaches Protenus
By Jessica Davis 04:45 pm March 20, 2017
The good news? Hacking was down and only comprised 12 percent of reported incidents during the last month.
ransomware Metropolitan Urology
By Jessica Davis 01:28 pm March 20, 2017
The attack potentially breached data of patients who visited the organization between 2003 and 2010.
IBM blockchain Linux Hyperledger
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 pm March 20, 2017
Big Blue also announced new developer and governance tools for blockchain.
ransomware breach reports
By Jessica Davis 08:50 am March 20, 2017
More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily and healthcare is the largest target. Despite HHS requirements and significant risk of untimely notification, however, breach reporting doesn’t match up.

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