Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is notifying patients of a breach involving decades-old microfiche medical records discovered in a dumpster. This is the second healthcare breach affecting more than 100,000 individuals reported in recent days.
A new incident response publication coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will include guidance on how to form circles of trust - networks of IT security experts spanning multiple organizations, says NIST's Lee Badger.
Insurer WellPoint has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a website data breach that may have exposed information on more than 612,000 individuals.
After a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Adventist Health System in the aftermath of a breach affecting 763,000 patients, another lawsuit was immediately filed in a state court. Find out the details.
Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.
A new report shows that large data breaches in all sectors last year in California mirror a problem that keeps happening at lots of healthcare entities across the country. Find out what that problem is.
The best argument for enactment of a federal data breach protection law to replace 46 state statutes is that physical location is not relevant in a society that relies on mobile technologies, says public policy advocate David Valdez.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.