WellPoint Inc., which owns Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 14 states, is notifying 470,000 people who applied for individual health insurance coverage that their information may have been breached on a web site.
DHS's Greg Schaffer tells the House Homeland Security Committee that the department would lead most responses to cyber attacks but definitive roles won't be determined until the administration completes a national incident response plan.
Most House members voted for the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, but with few Republicans supporting it, the measure failed to muster the two-thirds vote required to pass under rules that brought the bill back to life.
Combining and correlating data to meet specific regulatory compliance requirements can prove cumbersome for financial institutions. Combining that data along with real-time threat detection and analysis, and working it into an incident response plan, can prove nearly impossible.
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The Medical Group Management Association and the American Medical Association offer very different assessments of the proposed security provisions in the "meaningful use" rule for the federal electronic health record incentive program.
UAB Health System in Birmingham, Ala., is tackling a long list of risk management projects, including updating intrusion detection and prevention systems.
In an interview, Terrell Herzig, HIPAA security officer, outlines priority projects and key lessons learned, including:
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