Although access to electronic health information is expanding to more users, including patients, many healthcare organizations are still reluctant to use advanced methods of authentication, says Jeff Cobb, CISO at Capella HealthCare.
While the 2014 Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicates more healthcare entities are performing HIPAA security risk assessments, smaller providers and business associates are still struggling with this task, says security expert Kate Borten....
Many covered entities are still tackling the challenge of making sure their business associates are HIPAA compliant, says security specialist Andrew Hicks, who analyzes the results of the 2014 Healthcare Information Security Today survey ....
Thorough documentation will be more important in the next round of HIPAA compliance audits slated to begin this fall because most will not involve onsite examinations, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Malcolm Harkins has a unique role. He oversees both security and privacy for global technology vendor Intel. What tips does he offer individuals who seek to build careers in either discipline - or both?
The chief executive of the Finnish company that uncovered the Internet website vulnerability known as Heartbleed says security practitioners should rethink how they approach IT security by placing a greater emphasis on vetting software for vulnerabilities.
Starting now, healthcare organizations using Microsoft Windows XP-based medical devices better have short- and long-term strategies to address cybersecurity, says medical device security researcher Kevin Fu.
To boost cybersecurity, senior leaders - whether a CEO, a board member or a government agency director - need to think of information as a critical asset worthy of protection, risk management experts Val Rahmani and Malcolm Harkins say.
Increasingly, organizations are seeing attacks migrate from the network to the application level. How can security leaders ensure they are prepared to handle this shift? Kunal Anand of Prevoty offers insight.
Even so-called minor breaches can cost organizations nearly $200,000, according to one finding from NTT Group's annual Intelligence Report. Rob Kraus of Solutionary shares the study's insights and advice.
The biggest identity and access management challenges for healthcare providers are being able to manage clinical data access on a granular basis and make sign-on simple but secure for clinicians, says security expert Mark Ford.
Advanced threats are like the weather. Everyone talks about them, but few have a solid defense plan - or even a solid understanding of the threat landscape. Mike Nichols of General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers insight.
Information security and privacy work in healthcare environments often requires a depth of specialized knowledge and competency that can be validated through the help of professional credentialing, says CISO Sean Murphy.