A federal audit has verified that the Department of Veterans Affairs is complying with federal encryption requirements in its initial use of iPhones and iPads even though the devices lack the required type of hardware encryption.
Many organizations aren't devoting enough resources to ensure that applications for mobile devices are secure, says security expert Jeff Williams. He offers five tips for adequately addressing mobile application security.
The Obama Administration has unveiled a "digital government" strategy that requires federal agencies to launch new mobile applications. The strategy calls for standardized implementation of privacy controls.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a report on the risks involved in using wireless medical devices and other mobile technologies in healthcare and the best practices for mitigating threats.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will not expand its use of iPads and iPhones until later this summer when an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices and ensure security is implemented, says CIO Roger Baker.
Rep. Dan Lungren introduced an amendment to his onetime bipartisan cybersecurity bill that won only the backing of fellow Republicans with Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee objecting to the changes.
When creating a patient portal that provides access to electronic health records, healthcare organizations must educate patients about the need for authenticating their identities, says Sharp Healthcare CIO Bill Spooner.