The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.
Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.
Insurer Anthem Tuesday acknowledged in a new financial filing that its recent data breach involving 80 million people could result in “significant” expenses that its cybersecurity insurance policy may not fully cover.
The potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of some 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 health insurance plans from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.
This editorial webinar will separate the science from the fiction of cybersecurity, giving healthcare leaders an authoritative, unbiased assessment of the nature of the threat and real-world measures their organizations can take today to improve their defenses against this new, exotic threat.
Be prepared for a new acronym, ISAOs, to join the myriad others in the world of healthcare technology, thanks to President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity executive order. But ISAOs are far from the only weapon healthcare IT needs to thwart cyberattacks.
The massive hacks at Anthem and Community Health Systems should boost the use of data-encryption technology, but the high-tech tool may not keep sensitive information from the clutches of sophisticated hackers, experts say.
Dick Daniels, 60, will be executive VP and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Anthem health plan customers affected by the recent data breach can sign up for two years of free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services starting Friday, the insurer told state attorneys general.
The White House is setting up a new agency designed to coordinate cyberthreat intelligence that currently is spread across the federal government.
The hacking at Anthem last week that exposed 80 million individuals' records has shifted national attention to the need to protect data with encryption. But new revelations about the Anthem incident should prompt healthcare IT administrators to think beyond encryption when it comes to cybersecurity.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has asked each state insurance department to examine how the massive data breach at Anthem is affecting consumers.