Case Study: Improving ID and Access Management

Data Breach Today

What are some of moves that organizations can make to improve their identity and access management? Veda Sankepally, an IT security manager at managed care company Molina Healthcare, describes critical steps in this case study interview

'Virus Infection' Prohibits Access to Patient Records

Data Breach Today

Attack on a California Medical Group Affects Nearly 198,000 Individuals A recent cyberattack on a California medical imaging and oncology services provider, which prohibited access to patient data, is one of the largest health data breaches reported so far this year

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Think instead about who can deny a single individual access to information, while providing access to 190 other people. Who is entitled to access information in your company? What controls are in place to make sure that people who shouldn’t have access don’t get access? Access Compliance (General) Controls Culture Duty Governance Government Internal controls Policy Third parties Uncategorized

Google Restricts Huawei's Access to Android

Data Breach Today

As US/China Trade Tensions Escalate, Experts Warn of 'Unintended Consequences' After the Trump administration last week blacklisted Huawei amid rising trade tensions, Google says it has canceled the Chinese smartphone giant's Android license.

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Zero Trust: Secure Access in Complex Environments

Data Breach Today

With mobile apps and cloud computing, enterprises are facing challenges creating secure, trusted access paths The zero trust model has been around for a decade, and the ideas around it have evolved as applications have left the enterprise perimeter, says Lisa Lorenzin of Zscaler.

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GDPR Data Subject Access Requests: How to Respond

IT Governance

The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) grants data subjects the right to access their personal data. This is known as a DSAR (data subject access request). What is the right of access? .

Healthcare Case Study: Identity and Access Management

Data Breach Today

How can a large healthcare delivery system efficiently handle identity and access management for thousands of clinicians and other users of patient data? Robert Siebenthaler of PeaceHealth explains how his organization, which operates 10 medical centers, has developed a fine-tuned, role-based approach

Cybercrime Markets Sell Access to Hacked Sites, Databases

Data Breach Today

Payment Card Theft, Ransomware Facilitated by Cybercrime-as-a-Service Offerings One mystery with the recently discovered payment card sniffing attacks against such organizations as British Airways and Newegg has been how attackers might have first gained access to the victims' networks.

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Hard-Coded Credentials Found in ID, Access Control Software

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Other Flaws Also Remain Unpatched Researchers from Tenable Security claim they have found what is essentially a skeleton key for an ID and access control system that could open the doors for anyone, plus other less severe but nonetheless zero-day vulnerabilities

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HIPAA Case: Hospital Fined for Ex-Employee's Access to PHI

Data Breach Today

Enforcement Action is the Third in Recent Weeks, Eighth This Year In its third enforcement action in recent weeks, federal regulators have hit a Colorado medical center with a HIPAA fine in a case involving failure to terminate a former employee's remote access to patient data.

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Attorney General Barr Argues for Access to Encrypted Content

Data Breach Today

Attorney General William Barr argued on Tuesday that enabling law enforcement to access encrypted content would only minimally increase data security risks. Critics Argue That Backdoors Would Create Security Risks U.S. Barr's comments drew criticism from lawmakers and technologists, who contend backdoors would put the public at greater risk

Hackers Sell Access to Bait-and-Switch Empire

Krebs on Security

Cybercriminals are auctioning off access to customer information stolen from an online data broker behind a dizzying array of bait-and-switch Web sites that sell access to a vast range of data on U.S.

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FBI: Encryption Blocked Access to 7,800 Devices

Data Breach Today

Director Calls For 'Responsible' Solution That's Not a Backdoor FBI Director Christopher Wray says the agency was unable to access nearly 7,800 devices in fiscal 2017 because of encryption, which he alleges will pose ever-increasing complications for law enforcement.

Before Elections, US Cut Russian Trolls' Internet Access

Data Breach Today

military curtailed the internet access of an infamous Russian trolling operation around the mid-term elections in November 2018 to stem the spread of noxious disinformation, and also directly contacted some of the troll-factory employees by name, the Washington Post reports Mindful of Escalation, American Spies Cautiously Spar with Russia The U.S.

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The 4 Pitfalls of Privileged Access Management

Data Breach Today

Bomgar's Sam Elliott on Overlooked Areas of Security Overlooked areas of security and defense include four pitfalls of privileged access management, says Sam Elliott of Bomgar, who offers insights on taking the right steps

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Why Is Providing Patients Access to Records So Challenging?

Data Breach Today

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Report: Remote Access Is No. 1 Healthcare Tech Hazard

Data Breach Today

ECRI Institute Calls Attention to Cyber Risks for Second Consecutive Year Hackers remotely accessing medical devices and systems - potentially disrupting care and putting patients at risk - is the No.

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UCHealth leverages conversational AI to help patients access information

Information Management Resources

UCHealth has adopted a voice-enabled virtual assistant that enables patients visiting its website to interact with the conversational artificial intelligence

Why Do Data Brokers Access the Australian Electoral Roll?

Data Breach Today

Restricted Data Access Required by Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Laws Massive data brokers - Equifax, Experian, Illion and others - are leveraging Australia's electoral roll, which is a tightly held and valuable batch of data. While this little-known practice might sound alarming, in fact it's required under Australia's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism rules

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CISA warns of critical flaws in Prima FlexAir access control system

Security Affairs

CISA published a security advisory to warn of multiple critical vulnerabilities affecting in Prima FlexAir access control system. Prima access control has a wide range of solutions, including wall-mounted readers, electronic lock cylinders, parking access control, and elevator control.

Modern Identity and Access Management

Data Breach Today

What are the critical questions that need to be addressed by anyone managing identity and access management in a modern enterprise? How do we establish and maintain digital trust without burdening our users? David Duncan of CA Technologies offers answers to these questions

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The future for “free” Subject Access Requests

Data Protector

Parliamentarians will soon be debating the merits of the Data Protection Bill, and I’m wondering whether much consideration will be given to the implications of the proposal to gift citizens with “free” Subject Access Requests.

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Should Staff Ever Use Personal Devices to Access Patient Data?

Data Breach Today

of Veterans Affairs Spotlights Tough Choices When is it acceptable to allow healthcare workers to use their personal smartphones to access patient records? Incident at Oklahoma Dept.

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Evaluating the GCHQ Exceptional Access Proposal

Schneier on Security

The basic problem is that a backdoor is a technical capability -- a vulnerability -- that is available to anyone who knows about it and has access to it. Surrounding that vulnerability is a procedural system that tries to limit access to that capability.

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Facebook Can't Reset All Breach Victims' Access Tokens

Data Breach Today

Social Network Reveals It Cannot Log Users Out of All Third-Party Services Warning: Attackers behind the recently revealed Facebook mega-breach may still be able to access victims' accounts at some third-party web services and mobile apps - and Facebook has offered no timeline for when a full lockdown might occur - although there are no signs of third-party account takeovers

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Infographic: GDPR data subject access request (DSAR) flowchart

IT Governance

Access requests can be submitted in any format, so it is important that you have a suitable process in place to handle DSARs easily and efficiently. Download now >> The post Infographic: GDPR data subject access request (DSAR) flowchart appeared first on IT Governance Blog.


iPhone Hack Allows Access to Contacts, Photos

Adam Levin

Apple’s iOS 12 update includes a workaround that can allow a hacker to access a device’s photos and contacts without having the passcode to unlock it. It does not, however, allow unauthorized users full access to the device, and executing the workaround isn’t exactly an easy thing to do.

Attackers hacked support agent to access Microsoft Outlook email accounts

Security Affairs

Bad news for users of the Microsoft Outlook email service, hackers have compromised the Microsoft Support Agent to access their email accounts. The attackers used compromised credentials to access information belonging to the affected accounts.

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Content Harvesting Accessibility


Content Harvesting There are any number of reasons why you may want, no, need to harvest public, web-accessible content. At Connotate, we define web content harvesting as the process by which internet data is monitored, collected, organized and delivered.

With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?

Dark Reading

How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification

Most firms struggle to provide customers with uninterupted data access

Information Management Resources

A majority of organizations worldwide are not able to meet users’ demands for uninterrupted access to data and services, costing the typical company $20 million a year. Data management Data visualization Data discovery

9 Top Network Access Control (NAC) Solutions

eSecurity Planet

Network access control is critical for controlling the security of devices that attach to your network. We review nine NAC solutions

ID and Access Management: The Next Steps

Data Breach Today

Bringing identity and access management to the next level and investigating the potential that blockchain offers to improve the management of device IDs are among the priority security projects at Sentara Healthcare, an integrated delivery system serving Virginia and North Carolina, says CISO Daniel Bowden

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Zebrocy: A Russian APT Specializing in Victim Profiling, Access


Critical Infrastructure Government Malware analysis apt BlackEnergy custom malware go loader Sofacy support group victim access zebrocyThe Russian-speaking APT acts as a support group for high-profile APTs like Sofacy and BlackEnergy.

A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

WIRED Threat Level

All it takes is one wrong click, and the popular video conferencing software will put you in a meeting with a stranger. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

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Ubuntu snapd flaw allows getting root access to the system.

Security Affairs

Security researcher Chris Moberly discovered a vulnerability in the REST API for Canonical’s snapd daemon that could allow attackers to gain root access on Linux machines. Any local user could exploit this vulnerability to obtain immediate root access to the system.”

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Identity and Access Management is pivotal for GDPR compliance

OpenText Information Management

This is a clear demonstration that the European Union (EU) is very willing to take action and that companies everywhere have to be prepared for GDPR … The post Identity and Access Management is pivotal for GDPR compliance appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

How Identity and Access Management helps meet the data protection requirements of GDPR

OpenText Information Management

In my previous blog, I looked at how Identity and Access Management (IAM) can help with GDPR compliance. Business Network Cloud Information Management cloud security cybersecurity Enterprise Information Management GDPR IAM IAM security identity and access management IdM

Local-Privilege Escalation Flaw in Linux Kernel Allows Root Access


Vulnerabilities centos Debian Kernel Linux Local Privilege Escalation Red Hat root access vulnerabilityResearchers said the vulnerability "is very easy to exploit.".

Uniqlo owner says 460,000 online accounts accessed in Japan hack

Information Management Resources

Asia’s largest retailer, said hackers may have gained access to the personal information of about half a million users of its Uniqlo and GU brand e-commerce portals. Fast Retailing Co.,