With promises of ramped up HIPAA enforcement by federal regulators, and changes in the breach notification rule under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, it's time for organizations to get serious about insider risks.
What can U.S. and European organizations learn from Asia-Pac about advanced mobile tech and increasing cyberthreats? That's a question I hope to answer while in Singapore for RSA Conference Asia Pacific 2013.
Healthcare organizations need to assess and mitigate security risks for medical devices just as diligently as they do for other information technology, says Sharon Finney, data security leader at 44-hospital Adventist Health System.
Attacks aimed at mobile devices are progressing much more rapidly than any attacks ever waged against PCs. Organizations are in danger if they don't pay attention, says anti-phishing expert Dave Jevans.
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.