By now, most of the world is aware of the massive security vulnerability known as Heartbleed (it even comes with a slick logo and its own website created by the organization that discovered the vulnerability).
Data breaches, almost more than any other legal arena, have become a breeding ground for class action lawsuits. So in the wake of the Heartbleed bug, companies are more wary than ever of legal liability from data breaches caused by the bug.
“Heartbleed” has been all over the news, and companies have been scrambling to respond. What sounds like a nasty medical condition is actually a recently discovered flaw in popular encryption software called OpenSSL.
County Governments Not Immune from HIPAA Enforcement: OCR Announces $215,000 Settlement with Skagit County, Washington
On March 7, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced its first settlement and corrective action plan with a county government.
Imagine you have completed your HIPAA risk assessment and implemented a robust privacy and security plan designed to meet each criteria of the Omnibus Rule.
With OpenSSL Compromised by Heartbleed, an Opportunity for Companies to Diversify Cyber Security Efforts
The recent discovery of the “Heartbleed” online bug has sent shockwaves through the internet, causing companies and individuals alike to question very basic assumptions about cyber security.
The European Parliament has voted emphatically in support of a report produced by its Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the mass surveillance undertaken by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU Member States.In doing so, the Parliament has called for the immediate suspension of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor scheme, pending a review of how the scheme is conducted.