News about recent healthcare information breaches offers an important reminder: Monitoring the privacy and security procedures of your business associates should be a vital component of any breach prevention strategy.
Known as "recursion" among his LulzSec compatriots, Cody Kretsinger is among the hacking group's members responsible for the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers between May 27 and June 2, according to federal authorities.
The breach earlier this month of certificate authority DigiNotar could prove to be the worst security event ever to happen on the Internet because it threatens, at its core, a fundamental principle of Internet transactions - economic and social - trust.
Take a look at the contract that the Department of Health and Human Services entered with KPMG to conduct HIPAA compliance audits and you'll get a few insights on what healthcare organizations can expect.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
While it's good to see more privacy and security details included in the final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, much work remains to ensure patient information is protected when it's exchanged.
Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics reports that a business associate's subcontractor caused a health information breach when information about 20,000 patients treated in the hospital's emergency department was posted on a website.
Although the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago were a strong catalyst for ramped up disaster recovery and business continuity planning, there's still plenty of work to do, says security specialist Mac McMillan.