The federal government's new list of major healthcare breaches is far too difficult to find. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is living up to the letter of the law in posting the list deep within its Office for Civil Rights' Web site, it's sure making it difficult to reach the list.
C. Warren Axelrod is a veteran banking/security executive and thought-leader, and in an exclusive interview at the RSA Conference 2010 he discusses top security trends and threats, including:
Axelrod is currently executive advisor for the Financial...
Application security is rapidly becoming the next hot focus area for information security professionals.
Momentum began to build in 2008, when Information Security Media Group's (ISMG) Application Security Survey showed that 90% of respondents saw application security as somewhat or a significant part of their...
Should software developers be held liable for their programming errors? A consortium of international cybersecurity experts says yes - and will present its plan for such a program on Tuesday. But at least one dissenting voice calls the effort "counterproductive and silly."
Social media sites are changing the rules of job search, offering a new relationship-based approach that allows individuals and organizations to build communities through online profiles, affinity groups and networks of contacts.
If you need one more reason to comply with the breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act, here it is: Enforcement begins February 22. After years of lax enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's privacy and security rules, HITECH spells out several tough enforcement measures,...
Malware is increasingly sophisticated, and social media are the common new venues for attacks.
These are the headlines from the latest Cisco Annual Security Report. Patrick Peterson, Cisco senior fellow, offers highlights of the report, discussing:
Top trends and threats;
The risks to specific vertical...
FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn -- Social-networking sites are now used both as recruitment tools for new talent and as screening sites for potential employees. As such, information security professionals should be careful to cultivate the right image on these and other popular sites.
Know what scares security expert John Pescatore the most? The image of a remote employee sitting a home office or public setting, plugging into an unsecured network, accessing critical data via a personal laptop or PDA.
Organizations have never had so many security risks in so many remote locations, says Pescatore,...
Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter.com. These are just a few of the most popular social networking websites that are used extensively to find, meet and greet new people through a vast array of advanced web tools.
Social networking sites allow individuals and organizations to build communities. But just as social...