"Updating this law to reflect the realities of our time is essential to ensuring that our federal privacy laws keep pace with new technologies and the new threats to our security." says bill sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy.
The threat landscape has evolved dramatically over the past several years, and now it's time for healthcare security leaders to step up and meet the new challenges involved with securing critical data.
The security of medical devices is becoming a significant risk management concern. That's because the devices increasingly are linked to networks and exposed to malware, which could impair their functionality and potentially adversely affect patient safety.
A star-studded lineup of top administration officials including four cabinet secretaries and three other senior executives announced the new international strategy, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity to American foreign policy.
More than just Facebook friends, today's Chief Information Security Officer needs to connect and collaborate with key corporate allies who can influence the enterprise risk and security practices within any organization.
The Obama administration's plan for a federal data breach notification policy is too vague to be effective, and it lacks teeth to penalize violators, according to experts who raise open questions about the proposal.
More than 30,000 enrollees in a Medicare supplementary insurance plan from Anthem Blue Cross are being offered free credit monitoring services after they were mailed notices that apparently displayed their Social Security numbers in the envelope window.
A June 13 conference in Washington on protecting patient privacy, co-sponsored by a privacy advocacy group, will include discussions designed to pinpoint research needs and make technical, educational and policy recommendations.
Kazuo Hirai, a top Sony executives, says the company is applying advanced security technology, increasing levels of encryption, adding firewalls and implementing early warning systems to detect attacks on network.
Executives from Apple, Facebook and Google will appear before a Senate panel to explain their companies' practices on collecting and using customer data from smartphones, Sen. Jay Rockefeller announces.