Should IT security practitioners be deemed professionals like those in medicine and law? That's not an easy question to answer, says Ronald Sanders, former human capital officer at the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The European parliament recently voted to extend and strengthen the European Network and Information Security Agency. What does this news mean for Europe's top cybersecurity agency and for the state of emerging threats across Europe?
The hunt for a Boston Marathon bombing suspect that locked down the city caused massive disruption to business operations, but enterprises that had business continuity plans in place hardly missed a beat.
To retain their customers after a breach of sensitive information, organizations should take the extra step of calling those affected to offer free credit protection services, says security expert Brian Dean.
Expanding the use of encryption is a top breach prevention step for 2013, the Healthcare Information Security Today survey confirms. And CISO Eric Cowperthwaite says a risk assessment is essential for setting encryption priorities.
The rush to find qualified IT security professionals to meet current cyberthreats could jeopardize IT systems' security in the not-too-distant future, say two leading IT security experts, Eugene Spafford and Ron Ross.
As part of their mobile security strategies, healthcare organizations must remember not to neglect issues involved with medical devices used for patient care, says privacy expert Peter Swire, a former presidential adviser.
The New York eHealth Collaborative is developing a national provider directory to ensure that electronic queries for patient data go to the right place and privacy is protected, says the group's leader, David Whitlinger.
Improving regulatory compliance and security training, as well as detecting and preventing breaches, are top priorities for 2013, the Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows. Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner tells why those issues are critical.
To ensure the security of sensitive patient information, healthcare organizations need to build a long-term user authentication strategy that creates a comprehensive framework, says Sam Curry, chief technologist at RSA.
NIST's Ron Ross sees complexity as the biggest risk enterprises face. To ease risk, Ross favors moving data to the cloud. Purdue's Eugene Spafford doesn't fully subscribe to Ross' plan. The two square off in this interview.
To meet the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's upcoming requirements for health information exchange, providers will need to use security best practices. David Kibbe, M.D., of DirectTrust, explains how his group is fostering those practices.