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  • 5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    Meanwhile, Health Insurer Provides Answers to Congress 5 Breach Lawsuits Filed Against Premera

    Premera Blue Cross already is facing five class action lawsuits in the wake of its massive data breach. Meanwhile, its CEO has provided some answers to questions posed by a U.S. senator regarding the hacker attack. Read more...

  • Hacker Attacks: InfoSec Strategy Impact

    Expert Offers Risk Management Insights Hacker Attacks: InfoSec Strategy Impact
    Tom Walsh

    A critical step healthcare organizations must take to improve their information security programs is to prepare for the changing threat landscape, especially hacker attacks, says security expert Tom Walsh, who analyzes results of a new survey. Read more...

  • 3 States to Probe Premera Breach

    Looking for Answers About Cause, Response 3 States to Probe Premera Breach
    Washington Insurance Commissioner Michael Kreidler

    Three state insurance commissioners are launching a joint investigation into the cyber-attack against Premera Blue Cross, which exposed personal data of 11 million individuals nationwide. Find out what will be examined. Read more...

  • Analysis: HITECH Stage 3 Security Rules

    Concerns Voiced Over Narrower Risk Assessment Proposal Analysis: HITECH Stage 3 Security Rules

    Some security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed Stage 3 rule for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program could confuse healthcare entities about the importance of conducting a broad HIPAA risk assessment. Read more...

  • OIG: HHS Needs to Act on EHR Fraud

    New Report Outlines 'Unimplemented Recommendations' OIG: HHS Needs to Act on EHR Fraud

    The Department of Health and Human Services still hasn't implemented recommendations that could help reduce billing fraud related to electronic health records, according to a watchdog agency. Read more...

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    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough By Tracy Kitten
    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?

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    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools By Mathew J. Schwartz
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    The popular code-sharing website GitHub struggles to mitigate a massive DDoS attack. Security experts say the attack appears to have originated from China and targets GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

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    Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments

    Info-Sharing Bill Advances; Breach Notice Measure Unveiled By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cybersecurity Bills: New Developments

    The House Intelligence Committee has approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation that its leaders developed. Meanwhile, a national data breach notification bill has been introduced that's modeled on language proposed by the White House.

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    It's Time to Re-Examine Risk Management

    Attacks Against Anthem, Others Are a Call to Action By Bob Chaput
    It's Time to Re-Examine Risk Management

    Just as 9/11 shattered our assumptions about the impregnability of U.S. defense systems, the recent Anthem Inc. breach and other hacking incidents in healthcare show that we need a re-examination of what information risk management really requires

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    Fixing HITECH Stage 3 Proposed Rules

    Why Narrower Risk Assessment Provision Is Problematic By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Fixing HITECH Stage 3 Proposed Rules

    The proposed rules for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act "meaningful use" electronic health record incentive program come up short on privacy and security. But regulators have time to fix that.

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