The HHS Office for Civil Rights will dramatically ramp up its HIPAA enforcement activities in 2016, fueled by a financial infusion from recent fines in HIPAA cases, predicts privacy attorney David Holtzman of CyngergisTek, a former OCR senior adviser.
A controversy over the University of Oregon's handling of a student's mental health records is building momentum for reforms in a regulation that allows schools to use, and in some cases disclose, certain education records of students without their consent.
Would encryption, two-factor authentication and other measures stop a determined adversary from stealing millions of U.S. government personnel files? No, a former CIA CISO says. Read how Robert Bigman would defend against OPM-style cyber-attacks.
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
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
Breaches can happen even when there are strong protections in place. But healthcare organizations can do more to prepare for breaches and respond in the best possible way to protect patient information.
The rapid rise in cyber-attacks on healthcare organizations necessitates the use of a cyber-centric risk management framework. Recent incidents, including the hacking attack on Community Health Systems, show healthcare is an easy target.
A former senior adviser at the HHS Office for Civil Rights offers his predictions about OCR's HIPAA enforcement and regulatory activities for the year ahead in the wake of the office's leadership changes.
After the complete collapse of network security at Sony Pictures - in the wake of its data breach - it's important that we highlight some of the organization's fundamental security mistakes. Here's a macro view of the lessons we must all learn.