Organizations participating in the Nationwide Health Information Network initiative should use digital certificates that meet standards already required for federal agencies, the Privacy and Security Tiger Team is recommending.
North American Clearinghouse Association, not the government, led the effort to move Food Stamps to e-payments. That's what the government wants to do with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace initiative, the fed's NSTIC point man says.
Participants in a new pilot project claim they've demonstrated that using interoperable digital identities, digital signatures and cloud computing has the potential to accelerate the initiation of clinical trials of new drugs and treatments while lowering costs.
Marcus Ranum isn't just a well-regarded information security expert. He's also a customer of the RSA SecurID product, and he's got some strong feelings about the RSA breach and how the industry has responded to it.
It's serious news that RSA's SecurID solution has been the target of an advanced persistent threat. But "It's not a game-changer," says Stephen Northcutt, CEO of SANS Institute. "Anybody who says it is [a game-changer] is an alarmist."
"Persistent" is the operative word about the advanced persistent threat that has struck RSA and its SecurID products. "If the bad guys out there want to get to someone ... they can," says David Navetta of the Information Law Group.
Enforcing standards for privacy and security is a major part of a new health information exchange accreditation program, says Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.