FTC settlement agreements in two cases involving data exposed on peer-to-peer networks offer a reminder of the risks involved in using the networks. Social Security numbers, healthcare information and other personal details were exposed.
A new guide from federal regulators on key privacy and security issues to address when adopting electronic health records is valuable. But additional guidance on risk assessments and other issues is needed.
The new HITRUST Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center is an excellent concept. But will the collaborators be able to achieve their lofty goals of identifying and helping thwart hacker attacks?
CIO Roger Baker concurs with auditor's recommendations, saying the Department of Veterans Affairs has "embarked on a cultural transformation" and that "securing information is everyone's responsibility."
Cybersecurity Act sponsors intensify their campaign to enact the legislation that would change the way the government protects critical federal and private-sector IT networks as a group of key Republican senators offers an alternative bill.
The rapid adoption of electronic health records at physicians' offices, which are making the transition from paper to digitized records in the blink of any eye, means ensuring the security of that information is a major challenge.