Regulators push tougher cybersecurity measures. But the challenge for smaller organizations isn't compliance - it's budgets. Wendy Nather of 451 Research defines the 'Security Poverty Line' and what to do about it.
Fraud threats have changed little in the past decade. But their global scale has, and James Ratley, president of the ACFE, details how fraud examiners must change their approach to fighting these crimes in 2012....
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of victims of the 2007 Hannaford data breach. Attorney Ronald Raether explains the ruling and what it potentially means to future breached entities and their customers.
If management awareness of information security issues increases, will an organization's commitment to securing practices and policies also increase? This is the question answered by an eye-opening new study.
Every organization likes its business continuity/disaster recovery plan before a disaster, says Al Berman of DRI International. But in the aftermath? Different story - and one that must be addressed in 2012.
The lack of uniformity in federal and state privacy and security requirements is creating major challenges for health information managers attempting to comply, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal healthcare regulators, explains why she's frustrated by delays in rolling out new regulations to protect electronic health records and safeguard the exchange of patient information.
Healthcare organizations should carefully document all necessary breach investigation and notification actions and responsibilities to avoid chaos when an incident occurs, says Dawn Morgenstern, privacy official at the Walgreens national drugstore chain.
Physician group practices, many of which are adopting their first electronic health record system, need to make staff training on privacy and security issues a top priority, says Susan Turney, M.D., the new CEO at the Medical Group Management Association.
A new, free HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit is designed to help healthcare organizations conduct a thorough risk assessment, says Kevin Stine, who helped guide the project for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Information security threats - especially to critical infrastructures and from nation-states - are evolving. But security education curricula are struggling to keep pace, according to Eugene Spafford, renowned information security professor at Purdue University....