Because managing identities is a global problem, it requires a global solution, says Paul Simmonds of the Jericho Forum. A new organization has been established to address global identity. Simmonds offers insight.
National Institute of Standards and Technology's Jeremy Grant says the government will fund pilot projects to accelerate progress toward the creation of improved, interoperable systems for secure, privacy-enhancing trusted online credentials.
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense are dropping plans to build an integrated electronic health record system from scratch. Find out why the new approach focuses on interoperability and secure data exchange.
Banking institutions have spent the last two years enhancing authentication to conform to regulatory mandates. Organizations in other sectors can learn important authentication lessons from the banking industry.
Kathryn Marchesini, a privacy adviser at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, outlines the three most important steps healthcare organizations should take to avoid breaches of information on mobile devices.
A federal advisory panel has recommended that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issue guidance soon on how to verify the identities of patients seeking online access to their records.
A federal advisory panel will urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide physicians and hospitals with best practices for verifying the IDs of patients using web portals to access records.
Absent a uniform method, the NIST interagency report investigates credential revocation, focusing on identifying missing requirements, and suggests a model for credential reliability and revocation services that addresses those missing requirements.
The federal government has unveiled five pilot projects, including two that involve healthcare, that, if successful, could help build trust in online commerce and boost the economy, says Jeremy Grant, head of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program office.
The new report aims to help access-control experts improve their evaluation of the highest security access-control systems by discussing the administration, enforcement, performance and support properties of mechanisms that are embedded in each system.