Healthcare entities are increasingly turning to the cloud, and regulators are increasingly focused on cloud service providers' security. Time to ensure those business associate agreements are in order, says Symantec's Rick Bryant.
A preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework takes a too-broad approach to privacy, says security and privacy attorney Harriet Pearson. And that could result in fewer organizations adopting the voluntary security guidelines.
While preparing a speech to be delivered in Korea, NIST's Ron Ross wanted to convey the message of the importance of computer security. He hit on five themes - threat, assets, complexity, integration and trustworthiness - which form the acronym TACIT.
Ramping up efforts to mitigate insider threats needs to be a top 2014 priority at healthcare organizations as electronic health records become more ubiquitous, says privacy and security expert Stevie Davidson, who provides practical insights.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Cyberthreats increasingly target mobile devices, and simple security measures could help end-users slash these incidents by 50 percent. This is the key finding of ENISA's new Threat Landscape Report, says Louis Marinos, the prime author.
Compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, especially when dealing with business associates, is the No. 1 challenge for healthcare CISOs in 2014, says security expert Nadia Fahim-Koster. But what are the other top challenges?
Managers at all levels must understand their responsibilities in providing role-based cybersecurity training, says Patricia Toth, a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Healthcare providers and their business associates need to take steps to protect patient data as they would defend any other significant business asset, says David Holtzman, a former senior official at the agency that enforces HIPAA.
The theft of 2 million credentials reminds security professionals that their organizations are at risk because many employees use the same passwords and devices for personal and business purposes, data security lawyer Ronald Raether says.
You can be outraged that the NSA collects Internet communications records of U.S. citizens. But don't be surprised, says sociologist William Staples. This is just one example of our "culture of surveillance."