In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including three healthcare breaches involving missing devices. The largest affected 116,000 patients served by Alere Home Monitoring in Waltham, Mass.
Several legal experts say new federal guidance fleshes out details about how healthcare organizations should de-identify patient data aggregated for research. But one privacy advocate says the guidance is inadequate.
The leaders in Congress on cybersecurity matters are the chairs of the committees that have jurisdiction over IT security. In both houses, chairmanship changes mean new lawmakers will lead legislative initiatives on cybersecurity in the 113th Congress.
The recent wave of DDoS attacks against top U.S. banks is a wake-up call for organizations that are ill-prepared to fight against such an attack. NIST's Matthew Scholl offers strategies to mitigate the threat.
Developing a bring-your-own-device
policy that's well-integrated with an organization's overall information security strategy requires a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach, says attorney Stephen Wu.
Incorporating new concepts such as security-control overlays and placing a renewed emphasis on information assurance, the forthcoming guidance is 'a total rewrite' from the 2009 version, NIST's Ron Ross says.
To know how best to respond to IT and communications failures, organizations first must collect information on such incidents, says Marnix Dekker, who co-authored a just-issued report on incidents for ENISA.
President Obama's re-election paves the way for continuation of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program and provides a perfect opportunity for the administration to toughen the program's privacy and security requirements.