• Ruling Reaffirms Individuals Cannot File HIPAA Lawsuits

    Federal Court Dismisses Legal Action by Patient in Privacy CaseA federal court recently dismissed a case filed by a patient alleging a laboratory violated HIPAA by failing to shield her personal health information from public view. The ruling once again reaffirmed a longstanding precedent that individuals cannot sue for alleged HIPAA violations. […]

  • GDPR: An Opportunity for Better Threat Intelligence Sharing

    Anti-Phishing Working Group Confident It Will Navigate GDPR RequirementsEurope's General Data Protection Regulation is reshaping the way organizations handle data. That's going to have an impact on the sharing of threat intelligence. But the Anti-Phishing Working Group hopes the law will provide legal clarity that will make more organizations comfortable with sharing threat data. […]

  • How Contextual Data on Domains Helps Combat Online Attacks

    Michael Jones of Domain Tools on Scoring Threats, Blocking Phishing AttacksMichael Jones of Domain Tools says that studying domain ownership information gives organizations "contextual data around domains that may be attacking them," thus allowing them to better block attacks, avoid malicious sites and combat phishing campaigns. […]

  • CISO Thom Langford's Top Tips for GDPR Compliance

    Start With ISO 27001 and a Solid Information Security Management SystemWhen communications giant Publicis Groupe launched its GDPR compliance project, CISO Thom Langford says, "it was more a case of honing and polishing, rather than building from the ground up," thanks to its existing information security management system and complying with ISO 27001. […]

  • 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. […]