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?
In this week's breach roundup, British Columbia's health minister has confirmed personal health data for millions of individuals was accessed for research purposes without authorization, and a Canadian agency lost a device containing student loan information for almost 600,000.
If we're at war, the fight so far is unbalanced, and the U.S. should be grateful its cyberspace adversary is Iran. "We're probably not very prepared for a virtual conflict against a really competent state, such as Russia or China," says Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki.