• HIPAA Compliance: Self-Insured Company Reports Breach

    Case Spotlights Regulatory Responsibilities of Businesses Outside Healthcare ArenaA lawn mower engine manufacturer's notification to federal regulators of a health data breach impacting thousands of its workers highlights the HIPAA compliance duties for businesses that are self-insured for healthcare. […]

  • Surveying 17 Anti-Virus Firms on Their Security Practices

    In Kaspersky Lab Saga's Wake, Here's How AV Firms Have Responded - Or NotThe Kaspersky Lab saga raises questions about how vulnerable any anti-virus products and back-end cloud networks might be to hacking. Asked to describe exactly what security controls they offer, here's how 17 anti-virus answered - or have yet to answer. […]

  • Locky Ransomware Spam Infects via Microsoft Office

    Look Ma, No Macros: Malicious Spam Wields Windows Application-Linking FeatureSpammers wielding Locky ransomware have a new trick up their sleeves: the ability to infect PCs via malicious Microsoft Word documents that use the Dynamic Data Exchange application-linking feature built into Windows to push ransomware onto victims' systems. […]

  • Employees Sue Home Health Provider After Phishing Breach

    HR Worker Allegedly Fell for Business Email Compromise ScamA class action lawsuit claims that thousands of employees of a home healthcare firm were harmed by the disclosure of their personal information as a result of a business email compromise scam. Earlier, regulators fined the company for another breach. […]

  • FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms

    The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. […]

  • FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown

    Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown. […]

  • FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP

    The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014. […]