CIO John Halamka, M.D., a well-known blogger, says information security accounts for about half of his work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He explains why that's the case and discusses a variety of projects, including a test of Google Glass.
As federal regulators weigh changes in the requirements for the HITECH Act electronic health record financial incentive program, it's essential that they adequately address privacy and security issues.
Class action lawsuits that banking institutions filed against Target Corp. in the wake of the retailer's massive breach are being consolidated. The suits seek recovery of expenses, such as the cost of re-issuing affected payment cards.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.
Consumers around the world aren't overly concerned about Internet security, perhaps because they've experienced fatigue from the oversaturated media coverage of data breaches, Unisys Chief Information Security Officer David Frymier says.
In the wake of large-scale breaches against retailers, including Target, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has launched an information sharing center in an effort to strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks.
Healthcare organizations and their business associates should take a number of crucial steps to prepare for potential breach investigations and HIPAA compliance audits by the Department of Health and Human Services, HIPAA expert Reza Chapman says.
A federal district court judge has given the green light for a Federal Trade Commission administrative trial to begin next week on a security complaint against LabMD, a medical testing lab that's now shuttered.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
"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.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
A data breach involving an insider at UMass Memorial Medical Center, which may date back a dozen years, illustrates how difficult it can be to detect inappropriate access to patient records. Find out what tips security experts offer.
An FTC administrative judge ruled that the agency must testify about the data security standards it used to pursue enforcement action against LabMD after alleged data security incidents. Experts weigh in on the potential impact of the ruling on others.