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  • Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps

    How to Avoid Becoming the Next Hacker Victim Cyber-Attack Risk Mitigation: Key Steps
    Mac McMillan

    Healthcare organizations need to take several key steps to protect their environments from the type of cyber-attacks that recently affected Anthem Inc. and Premera Blue Cross, says security expert Mac McMillan of CynergisTek. Read more...

  • HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    OCR Official Describes New Guidance in the Works HIPAA Compliance Audits Remain on Hold

    After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin. But a variety of HIPAA-related guidance is in the works, a government official reveals at the HIMSS15 conference. Read more...

  • Could Big HIPAA Settlements Be Coming?

    Privacy Attorney Adam Greene on Enforcement Trends Could Big HIPAA Settlements Be Coming?
    Adam Greene

    Federal regulators will likely announce a number of eye-popping financial settlements for HIPAA violations later this year as a result of breach investigations, predicts privacy attorney Adam Greene. Read more...

  • ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage Describes New Guide, Outlines Key Challenges ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips
    ONC's Lucia Savage

    Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15. Read more...

  • Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking

    ONC Study Points to Missteps Among Providers, Tech Companies Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking
    ONC's Karen DeSalvo, M.D.

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a report to Congress outlining how the secure exchange of health information is sometimes unreasonably blocked, with concerns about privacy and security inappropriately invoked. Read more...

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    HIPAA Omnibus: Compliance Struggles

    Security Expert Tom Walsh Identifies the Pain Points By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Omnibus: Compliance Struggles

    Although it's been about 18 months since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule went into effect, many healthcare organizations are still struggling to comply with certain provisions, says security expert Tom Walsh.

  • Article

    House Panel Passes Info Sharing Bill

    Democratic Attempts to Limit Liability Safeguards Fail By Eric Chabrow
    House Panel Passes Info Sharing Bill

    After beating back amendments by Democratic members to limit liability protections for businesses, the House Homeland Security Committee on April 14 unanimously approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation on a voice vote.

  • Article

    Conducting Incident Response Exercises

    Postmortems of High-Profile Breaches Help Improve Response By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Conducting Incident Response Exercises

    At an April 12 workshop during the HIMSS 2015 Conference in Chicago, security experts, including Mark Dill of the Cleveland Clinic, offer timely insights on how to improve breach prevention and response.

  • Article

    Apple Systems Vulnerable to Bug

    Kaspersky Reports 'Darwin Nuke' Affects OS X, iOS By Varun Haran
    Apple Systems Vulnerable to Bug

    Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released information on a denial-of-service bug, dubbed "Darwin Nuke," found in Apple's operating systems. Security experts weigh in with recommendations.

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    RSA 2015: Ripped from the Headlines

    Previewing the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco By Eric Chabrow
    RSA 2015: Ripped from the Headlines

    The upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco will feature sessions ripped from the headlines, reflecting the challenges security professionals face in safeguarding their organizations' systems and information.

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