As federal HIPAA enforcers increasingly scrutinize business associate compliance, BAs need to be paying close attention to the details of settlements that federal regulators are signing with covered entities for HIPAA non-compliance cases and data breaches, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
Increasingly, as enterprise leaders plan security investments, they think not just about threats and technology, but also how to tie their decisions to business performance. Gartner's Sid Deshpande explains the shift.
Drawn by the potential for low risk and high reward, criminals worldwide are increasingly pursuing online crime instead of conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revamping its guidance on the cybersecurity of wireless infusion pumps. Gavin O'Brien of NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence describes the effort to tackle an issue that's attracting attention in the wake of a recent FDA alert.
Bad news about APT: Attacks are bigger, faster and aimed at a wider variety of targets. How must organizations win board support to improve their defenses? Lockheed Martin's Justin Lachesky shares insight.
The federal government is licensing a government-built anomaly detection tool known as PathScan to Ernst & Young, which, in turn, will refine the software and market it. In an interview, DHS's Mike Pozmantier explains why the government is offering its technology to the private sector.
To prepare for next year's resumption of HIPAA compliance audits, organizations must be ready to demonstrate how they're complying with the revised breach notification rule and how they're providing patients with electronic access to records, says attorney David Holtzman.
In her first interview since joining the HHS Office for Civil Rights as deputy director of health information privacy, Deven McGraw describes plans to relaunch HIPAA compliance audits next year and outlines other priorities.
FDA official Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., expects more medical device security vulnerabilities to come to light in the year ahead. The FDA soon will issue new guidance addressing the cybersecurity of medical devices already in use.
In the wake of hacker attacks, which have left healthcare providers uncertain about what security steps to take, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is working to help organizations sort out role-based identity and access management issues, says ONC's privacy officer, Lucia Savage.
More hackers are exploiting remote-access and network vulnerabilities, rather than installing malware to invade networks and exfiltrate data, says Dell SecureWorks' researcher Phil Burdette. That's why conventional breach-detection tools aren't catching the intrusions.
Government agencies used to be the top attack target, as well as the top source of threat intelligence. How did the private sector turn the tables, and what can government do to improve? Rapid7's Wade Woolwine offers insight.
Cybersecurity adviser Patricia Titus, a former CISO, says too many women are leaving the information security field for jobs with less pressure and more work schedule flexibility. So she urges organizations to offer more incentives to attract and retain women in the field.