As the next wave of medical school graduates begins clinical training at healthcare organization across the U.S., it's critical these new clinicians be prepared to protect patient privacy, says healthcare attorney and professor Julie Agris.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
Massive breaches, such as the recent hacker attack on health insurer Anthem, highlight why it's important for organizations to understand their breach notification obligations under state laws as well as HIPAA, says attorney Brad Rostolsky.
The CEO of Bit9 speaks from experience: His firm was hacked, sensitive data stolen and customers put at risk. And what's happened since represents his mission to fend off attackers, even as they refine their hacks.
This year could mark a turning point for the sharing of threat intelligence, but only if the government is able to build a framework that instills private-sector trust, says threat researcher Lance James.
As more patient records are digitized, that data is a rapidly growing target for cybercriminals intent on committing medical identity theft and fraud, says Ann Patterson of the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, who analyzes a new report on the trends.
Were DDoS attacks against major American banks in 2012 waged in retribution for U.S. government actions? A recently leaked top-secret memo prepared in 2013 for Keith Alexander, who was then NSA director, seems to confirm that's the case.
As new cyberthreats emerge, medical device maker Philips Healthcare is implementing a four-prong strategy for ensuring the cybersecurity of its products. Michael McNeil, global product security and services officer, outlines the steps.
Information sharing and analysis organizations being formed under President Obama's new executive order must avoid becoming silos that only share cyberthreat intelligence "within their own walls," warns Deborah Kobza, executive director of NH-ISAC.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
Florence Comite, M.D., a pioneer in the evolving practice of "precision medicine," describes what's needed to protect patient privacy as more genetic and other sensitive data is collected about individuals to personalize their care.
Mega-breaches, including the recent hacking attack on Anthem Inc. always result in an uptick of interest in cyber-insurance, but determining how much coverage to buy is an ongoing challenge, says data privacy attorney Marc Voses.