An omnibus package of regulations that includes a final version of extensive HIPAA modifications, which have been pending since 2010, as well as a final version of the HIPAA breach notification rule has moved one major step closer to completion.
The federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches has been growing relatively slowly the past two months. But why did the number of individuals affected by breaches grow so much in 2011?
The White House Office of Management and Budget, in its yearly Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress, gives departments and agencies mixed grades in their efforts to secure federal IT for fiscal year 2011.
The rise in hacktivism and data breaches changed the information security landscape. These incidents also influenced the content of RSA Conference 2012, says Hugh Thompson, event program committee chair.