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.
Kaspersky Lab has identified a new spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices. Researcher Kurt Baumgartner says organizations need to be prepared for more mobile malware attacks.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
Getting inspectors general and agencies' IT security heads to agree on how best to evaluate information security should strengthen U.S. federal government agencies' risk management frameworks, say former OMB leaders Karen Evans and Franklin Reeder.
The health advocacy group Genetic Alliance on April 5 will unveil a registry designed to enable patients to control how health information is shared with researchers. Spokesman Greg Biggers discusses privacy measures.
Computer networks in nations where the government has ratified international cyber-agreements have lower incidents of malware infection, says Paul Nicholas, Microsoft senior director of global security strategy and diplomacy.
The new Aurora Research Institute is taking multiple steps to protect the privacy of patients who participate in medical research, clinical trials and personalized medicine endeavors, says institute leader Randall Lambrecht.
What's the cost to an organization when it suffers a seurity breach and breaks trust with its own customers? Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi, presents results of a new survey on the cost of failed trust.
Venafi has just partnered with Ponemon Group to release a new survey, "The Cost of Failed Trust". Among the key...
The motive behind the cyber-attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters was atypical, as compared to most digital assaults that involve implanting malware on IT systems, says McAfee's Vincent Weafer.
The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium is developing a tool to help providers select medical devices based, in part, on their security attributes, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., executive director.