According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the insider threat remains the greatest threat to healthcare providers
Healthcare is the only industry, across nine surveyed, in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization. Human error remains a major contributor to healthcare risks.
Nearly 58% of the sector’s breaches were caused by internal threat actors, while 42% were caused by external risks.
Tech support scams last year resulted in $15 million in losses, an increase of 86% over 2016, according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
In 2017, IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million. While a majority of tech support fraud involves victims in the United States, IC3 has received complaints from victims in 85 different countries.
It sounds like something that might have a department devoted to it at Facebook Headquarters. But the truth is that social engineering is a type of security breach that takes advantage of human behavior to pull off a cyberattack.
Conducting a security risk analysis is a required measure for all HIPAA covered entities. Eligible professionals must conduct or review a security risk analysis for each reporting period to ensure the privacy and security of their patients’ protected health information.
The latest HIPAA Audit Program results found that 83% of covered entities failed to perform an adequate SRA. Additionally, 94% failed to establish or maintain an information security risk management plan. Failure to perform a risk assessment or conducting an insufficient risk assessment is the leading cause of failing a HIPAA audit.
Facebook is facing criticism after Cambridge Analytica may have wrongly had access to millions of users' personal data.
Wondering how much of your personal data Facebook stores? Our CMO, Jennifer Guidry, spoke with ABC 30 Action News to give viewers a clearer picture of what information Facebook saves and how it is used.
A Fresno State hard drive containing personal data for about 15,000 people was stolen in January, the university said Tuesday.
The hard drive was reported missing on January 12, a theft the school believes took place in late December in a break-in at the school’s athletic department while the campus was closed for winter break.
Last month, reports surfaced that more information than previously thought may have been exposed in Equifax's massive data breach, and now, the company has confirmed it. Equifax said Thursday that 2.4 million more people than it previously believed were affected by its massive data breach last year, the second time it has revised up estimates of the number of Americans whose information was stolen.
In October of last year, Equifax revealed that forensics investigators had concluded that 2.5 million more US consumers were affected by the data breach it revealed in September, bringing the total number at that time to 145.5 million. This new revelation raises the number of victims in the US to 147.9 million people.
A new report from Verizon found that organizations across multiple industries compromised mobile data security due to a lack of awareness about threats - or by placing a higher priority on getting products to market. The first annual Verizon Mobile Security Index 2018 seeks to raise awareness of the current mobile security landscape, and provide recommendations for protecting the mobile enterprise
More than 60 percent of respondents said a "lack of understanding of threats and solutions" was a barrier to mobile security, but nearly one-third "admitted to sacrificing mobile security to improve business performance."
With the emergence of a new tax fraud scheme, The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax professionals to step up security and beware of phishing emails that can secretly download malicious software that can help cybercriminals steal client data.
Only a few days into the filing season, a scam was identified that began with cybercriminals stealing data from several tax practitioners’ computers and filing fraudulent tax returns.
Tax refund fraud affects hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of U.S. citizens annually. Victims usually first learn of the crime after having their returns rejected because scammers beat them to it.
Officials have confirmed that the 2018 Winter Olympics was hit with a cyberattack that interfered with TV and Internet systems during the opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea on Friday, Feb. 9.
Researchers say the attack employed malware, dubbed ‘Olympic Destroyer’, that was written with the sole intention of destroying systems, not to steal data. The attack required deep knowledge of the infrastructure - a sign the attackers had previously compromised it.