Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has launched an investigation into an apparent breach by a radiologist who was taking information from one hospital where he formerly worked and using it to drum up business at another hospital.
"While the question of how best to balance privacy and security in the 21st century has no simple answer, what is clear is that our federal electronic privacy laws are woefully outdated," Sen. Patrick Leahy says.
Interview with Adrian Davis of the Information Security Forum
In terms of payments, privacy and third-party relationships, U.S. security leaders have much to learn from - and share with - their peers in the U.K. and elsewhere in the world.
This is the perspective of Adrian Davis, a senior research consultant...
Interview with Tom Smedinghoff of Wildman Harrold
The topic has been discussed for years, but now truly is the time for organizations to invest in federated identity management.
So says Tom Smedinghoff, partner at Chicago-based law firm Wildman Harrold. In an exclusive interview, Smedinghoff discusses:
Because even the janitor can be an identity theft threat, keeping records under lock and key can be a powerful protection strategy. Just ask Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. This week, authorities made arrests in a case that involved a janitor "cleaning near patient files" who stole personal information and...
The legislation introduced in both houses would require the president to provide a global assessment of identify threats from abroad and work with other countries to crack down on their own cyber criminals.
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
An identity theft ring relied on a janitor to steal personal information from patient files at a Chicago hospital, authorities say.
As many as 250 patients were possible victims of identity theft at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the year-long identity scam.
Using the stolen credit card and other...
Federal regulators will hold an online "listening session" April 6 to get feedback on a preliminary draft of a "Health IT Strategic Framework" that spells out, among other things, proposed federal privacy and security strategies.
Should health insurers follow Medicare's lead and give physicians incentives to adopt secure electronic health records? Some are saying that the healthcare reform measure signed into law March 23 should have required all insurers to provide EHR incentives. Do you think commercial insurers should follow in Medicare's...