As CIOs are asked to assemble more data to demonstrate their organization is providing high-quality care at a lower cost, their role in ensuring privacy and security is evolving, says technology specialist Harry Greenspun, M.D.
Encryption is an important breach prevention tool. But to make the right decisions about how to apply encryption, healthcare organizations should take four specific steps, says security expert Feisal Nanji.
A new advisory panel will help federal regulators craft a risk-based regulatory framework aimed at ensuring patient safety as the use of EHRs, wireless medical devices and other health IT continues to expand.
The UK government pledges at Infosecurity Europe to help businesses improve cybersecurity. But it's going to take more than vouchers and training to address Europe's top threats to security and privacy.
The Boston Marathon tragedy is yet another reminder to organizations to develop alternative ways to communicate with employees during such emergencies. Otherwise, they could put their organizations' continuity plans at risk.
As part of their mobile security strategies, healthcare organizations must remember not to neglect issues involved with medical devices used for patient care, says privacy expert Peter Swire, a former presidential adviser.
Kaspersky Lab has identified a new spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices. Researcher Kurt Baumgartner says organizations need to be prepared for more mobile malware attacks.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is weighing legal issues before accommodating BYOD as it prepares to ramp up use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, it's inching forward with the rollout of a mobile device management system.
Beyond mobile device and data security, what are the ID and access challenges facing security leaders - and how are cutting-edge organizations tackling them? CSOs Elayne Starkey and Malcolm Harkins share tips.