In the aftermath of a data breach last year that affected 780,000 individuals, Utah legislators are considering a bill that would mandate state agencies identify and implement best practices for protecting data.
Privacy and security leaders, including John Houston at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, are evaluating the changes needed to comply with the HIPAA omnibus final rule. Find out what's on their to-do lists.
Using technology to prevent breaches is insufficient. Security leaders also must address the human factor, making sure staff members receive appropriate training on clear-cut policies - before it's too late.
Managing advanced persistent threats will be a priority throughout 2013, says RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz. How should organizations defend themselves against APTs and the year's other top security threats?
"We're going to have to find a way to address the interests of other states to ... find common ground," Secretary of State John Kerry says. "We're just going to have to dig into it a lot deeper. I don't have a magic silver bullet to throw at you here today."
The new omnibus rule makes it clear that business associates must comply with HIPAA. And the latest additions to the federal health data breach tally put a spotlight on why some BAs need to improve patient data protection.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including the fourth major breach affecting Stanford University medical facilities and a vendor misplacing information on 6,000 Utah Medicaid clients.
As a growing number of enterprises turn to cloud computing, the government could reclassify the cloud as a critical infrastructure, putting it on par with electrical grids, public-health networks and banking systems. Will regulations follow?