Attorneys general across 33 states have reached settlements for three health data breaches that affected nearly 2 million people, including a $1.4 million settlement for a clearinghouse that left patient data exposed for three years. The AGs accused the firms of violating state laws and HIPAA rules.
U.S. government agencies and the private sector embraced information sharing but lack a coordinated response plan in the event of a massive cyberattack, a House Republican said. Public-private partnerships are essential since 80% of critical infrastructure in the U.S. is owned by the private sector.
The U.S. needs to pass federal legislation to establish a national framework of standards and a rules of the road for AI, but first passing federal data privacy legislation is an essential foundational part of that, some witnesses told members of Congress.
IBM says the personal information of 631,000 people was compromised by a "technical method" that allowed unauthorized access to a third-party database used by a Johnson & Johnson patient medication support platform. IBM said the problem has been fixed, but two lawsuits have already been filed.
The number of people affected by a Tennessee cardiac care clinic hack has more than doubled to 411,000 since the healthcare group first reported the incident to regulators in July. Cybercriminal group Karakurt claimed responsibility for the attack, which has so far triggered five class action suits.
As organizations grapple with an increasingly complex digital landscape, CISOs and CIOs are faced with heightened executive liability. With the high-profile cases of CIO Carlos Abarca and CSO Joe Sullivan serving as stark examples, the message is clear - executives cannot afford to be complacent.
Fundraising software powerhouse Blackbaud will pay $49.5 million to settle a multistate investigation into the company's data security practices and its response to a 2020 ransomware attack. The firm must also enhance its security and not misrepresent its data security practices.
More than four dozen cybersecurity mavens say a proposed European Union mandate for software publishers to inform the trading bloc's cybersecurity agency of zero-day exploits within 24 hours of their discovery risks harming cybersecurity efforts.
The head of a key European Parliament committee said he's concerned about media reports suggesting that a proposal mandating that instant messenger apps scan for CSAM was crafted under the influence of an American tech foundation and a nonprofit with ties the British and U.S. government.
The U.K. plans to hold its first-ever global summit on artificial intelligence this November. Goals of the event include detailing AI risks and opportunities, building effective frameworks for using AI safely, and setting international standards to manage AI risks and enforce norms.
U.S. tech companies are stepping up warnings to British lawmakers over a government proposal they say will fatally weaken security and privacy protections for users. The House of Lords is set to return the bill to the House of Commons after a third reading scheduled to begin Wednesday.
While the concept of protecting citizens' privacy through government regulations is growing in popularity in the APAC region, lawmakers must understand the many nuances of similar regulations in the European Union and the United States, according to an expert panel on the privacy regulations.
Two financial services giants hit by the mass attack on MOVEit file-sharing software - Prudential and Schwab - are the latest victims to face lawsuits from affected individuals. The suit filed against Prudential seeks 10 years of prepaid identity theft monitoring services instead of the usual two.
Recent legal actions against CISOs have spawned a debate on whether security leaders should be held accountable for security incidents. CISOs should manage this shifted liability through real-time documentation and collaboration with law enforcement, said attorney Stephen Reynolds.
A global law firm that handles data breach litigation is faced with defending itself against a proposed class action lawsuit filed in the aftermath of its own data breach. The lawsuit stems from a March hacking incident at San Francisco-based Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.