'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

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



Isn’t it good that airlines are competing based on providing better access to your information? “Firms Push Better In-Flight Web Access,” The Wall Street Journal , February 26, 2018 B4. But it’s a good thing to have better access to information when you are in the air, right? Access Information ValueCompetition is a good thing. Airlines and satellite providers team up to give passengers faster in-flight web service.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Information Access and Control Co-Exist?


Make your valuable information more accessible, automated, and intelligent. Today's businesses run in the cloud. Organizations are embracing a new way of working in a cloud-native environment that enables content to move effortlessly between teams, partners and customers.

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.

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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CVE-2019-0211 Apache flaw allows getting root access via script

Security Affairs

and prior, a race condition in mod_auth_digest when running in a threaded server could allow a user with valid credentials to authenticate using another username, bypassing configured access control restrictions.” allowed a client supporting Post -Handshake Authentication to bypass configured access control restrictions.” The post CVE-2019-0211 Apache flaw allows getting root access via script appeared first on Security Affairs.

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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First Look Media Shutting Down Access to Snowden NSA Archives

Schneier on Security

The Daily Beast is reporting that First Look Media -- home of The Intercept and Glenn Greenwald -- is shutting down access to the Snowden archives. The Intercept has given full access to multiple media orgs, reporters & researchers.

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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Access Announces Acquisition of Montaña & Associates – a Leading Information Governance Consulting Firm

IG Guru

The post Access Announces Acquisition of Montaña & Associates – a Leading Information Governance Consulting Firm appeared first on IG GURU. Records and Information Management (RIM) Leader Strengthens Compliance Solutions for Retention Policy and Schedules, Data Privacy and IG Policy.

D-Link fixed several flaws in Central WiFiManager access point management tool

Security Affairs

D-Link addresses several remote code execution and XSS vulnerabilities affecting the Central WiFiManager access point management tool. D-Link Central WiFiManager software controller helps network administrators streamline their wireless access point (AP) management workflow.

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.

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.".

How to respond to a data subject access request

IT Governance

What is a data subject access request (DSAR)? Data subjects have the right to send organisations a personal data request for: Confirmation that their data is being processed; Access to their personal data; and. Write a data subject access request procedure.

Facebook Now Offers Bounties For Access Token Exposure


The newly expanded Facebook bug bounty program sniffs out access token exposure flaws. Uncategorized Vulnerabilities Web Security access tokens bug bounty Facebook Facebook bug bounty hacker Privacy Security

5 Tips for Managing Privileged Access

eSecurity Planet

Privileged access management (PAM) can help Some accounts are more valuable than others.

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IDenticard Zero-Days Allow Corporate Building Access, Location Recon


Multiple hardcoded passwords allow attackers to create badges to gain building entry, access video surveillance feeds, manipulate databases and more. Vulnerabilities administrator access building security data exfiltration default passwords hardcoded credentials identicard premisys Tenable vulnerabilities zero-day

Accessing Cell Phone Location Information

Schneier on Security

The New York Times is reporting about a company called Securus Technologies that gives police the ability to track cell phone locations without a warrant: The service can find the whereabouts of almost any cellphone in the country within seconds.

FitMetrix Exposes Millions of Customer Details, Accessed by Criminals


Breach Cloud Security Privacy Web Security cloud storage criminal access data breach Elasticsearch fitmetrix gym customers misconfiguration open server personal information public accessGym customer data, including contact information, birth dates and height/weight data, opens the door to convincing follow-on social-engineering attacks.

Remote Access & the Diminishing Security Perimeter

Dark Reading

Where security really matters, the enterprise is only as secure as the endpoints it allows to access its sensitive core systems

Facebook Admits Giving Partners Access to Messages


A Facebook partnership with Netflix, Dropbox, Spotify, and Royal Bank of Canada gave them access to messages. Facebook Privacy data misuse Data Privacy dropbox Netflix Royal Bank of Canada Spotify

Why Digital Archives Expand Access and Awareness

IG Guru

Here was my challenge: the archives was institutional with no public access, and I was a […]. The post Why Digital Archives Expand Access and Awareness appeared first on IG GURU. I was once the director of an archival collection related to historical buildings around the world.

How Cyber Essentials can help secure your access controls

IT Governance

This blog covers access controls. Deficient access controls result in security breaches. Any organisation whose employees connect to the Internet needs some level of access control in place. Secure your access controls.

Unactioned data subject access requests could lead to legal action

IT Governance

Buckinghamshire-based housing developer Magnacrest has been fined for failing to respond to DSARs (data subject access requests) , giving organisations a fresh reminder of the importance of the public’s legal rights to review the information that’s processed about them.