To build credibility for its HIPAA enforcement efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services needs to ramp up its breach prevention efforts for the health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1.
HHS proposes that state insurance exchanges report data breaches within one hour after discovering them. CIO Curt Kwak of the Washington state exchange explains why compliance with such a rule would be challenging.
Breaches are expensive, embarrassing and entice additional scrutiny from regulators and consumers alike. By taking eight key steps, you can protect private information and lessen the impact of breaches when they occur.
In the wake of the NSA leak by former systems administrator Edward Snowden, how can organizations limit the amount of data access offered to those managing IT systems? Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman explains.
Improper disposal of protected health information poses significant risks, as recent breach incidents demonstrate. That's why organizations need to do a better job vetting disposal companies and verifying that data or devices are actually destroyed.
What do TV's The Big Bang Theory, the computer game Call of Duty and traveling have in common? They're the top leisure pursuits enjoyed by IT security professionals. But what are other common attributes?