An important lesson in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is the need to beef up contingency plans, including making sure staff members are cross-trained, says Deborah Kobza, CEO of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center....
The kind of detailed data analysis that helped statistician Nate Silver predict accurately the outcome of the U.S. presidential election could help enterprises using cloud-based SIEM to identify vulnerabilities, says Cloud Security Alliance's Jens Laundrup.
Social media platforms are ever-evolving. But organizations' and individuals' use of social media has not evolved and may create new risks, says educator Sherrie Madia. How should we manage these risks?
The FDA's proposed Unique Device Identification System could help the agency and healthcare providers more easily identify medical device safety issues, including malware threats, says agency official Jay Crowley....
To know how best to respond to IT and communications failures, organizations first must collect information on such incidents, says Marnix Dekker, who co-authored a just-issued report on incidents for ENISA.
How big of a role did health information exchanges play in providing access to records during Superstorm Sandy, and what lessons can be learned? Federal officials will address these questions, says HIE expert Lee Stevens.
Human genome sequencing can support groundbreaking research leading to improved treatments. But before genetic testing can become common, privacy issues need to be tackled, says Lisa M. Lee, who heads a presidential advisory panel.
A group of highly respected IT security thought leaders is calling on the Obama administration to exercise existing powers to strengthen the processes the federal government employs to secure its information systems.
Employing cloud computing services could help organizations defend against the type of distributed denial of service attacks that have temporarily crippled the online service of major American banks, says NIST's Matthew Scholl.