Healthcare IT security experts weigh in on whether the new alliance of IBM and Apple could potentially help transform the iPhone and iPad from favorite personal devices used by clinicians to enterprise-sanctioned, secure mobile platforms.
Users' fear of data loss on personal devices must be balanced with an organization's need to protect sensitive information, says ZixCorp's Nigel Johnson. He explains the evolution of mobile device management.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
It's well known that lost or stolen unencrypted computing devices account for the majority of large health data breaches. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shines a light on how frequently breaches - especially smaller ones - involve paper records.
When NIST issued "Guidelines on Cell Phone Forensics" in May 2007, Apple's introduction of the iPhone was a month away. Seven years later, NIST is revising its guidance and giving it a new moniker, "Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics."
In the struggle to comply with changing regulatory requirements amidst an evolving technological environment, addressing information security can be overwhelming for many healthcare providers. An expert offers tips for sustainable risk management.
"Security as a business enabler" was the mantra echoing through the recently concluded 2014 Infosecurity Europe conference in London, a message that should have been heeded by top executives at retailer Target last year.
One of the biggest misunderstandings about the Heartbleed bug in the healthcare sector is that it only affects websites and Web servers. In fact, medical devices are also at risk for the vulnerability, says security expert Mike Ahmadi.