Winning senior executive support for information security spending requires "a solid business case of justifications," says Christopher Paidhrin, security compliance officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
Giving back to the community. It's a civic responsibility, says Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies. But it's also a necessity to help raise cyber awareness. Waddell explains how security pros can give back.
One reason why so many healthcare organizations are not well-prepared to counter security threats is that "key leadership has not bought into the whole process," says Bob Krenek of ExperianÂ® Data Breach Resolution.
Penetration tests that demonstrate how an unauthorized user could gain access to patient information can be effective in winning support for a bigger information security budget, says David Kennedy of Diebold, Incorporated.
Accountable Care Organizations that will be formed to coordinate treatment of some Medicare patients must take steps to comply with HIPAA - as well as additional privacy requirements - as they share patient data among participating providers, says security expert Rebecca Herold.
ID theft expert Joanna Crane wonders whether banks, government agencies and healthcare providers do enough to assist consumers with ID theft recovery, saying consumer expectations are often loftier than what's being done to meet the demand.
Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen see audits as great tools to promote heftier IT security budgets, substantiating where dollars should be spent to safeguard an organization's information systems and assets.
When Mano Paul of (ISC)2 discusses today's top application security challenges, he draws an analogy with sharks. And what he views as the skills needed to tackle today's top threats might surprise you.