A federal appellate court decision that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program is illegal could have sweeping ramifications beyond derailing the initiative to amass the metadata of Americans' telephone calls.
If Karen DeSalvo, M.D., who now heads the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is confirmed by the Senate to a new post at HHS, ONC could gain more clout for its secure health data exchange efforts, some security experts say.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency's collection of metadata of Americans' telephone calls is not authorized by the Patriot Act. What impact with the decision have on the Congressional debate about NSA practices?
Lenovo issues an emergency patch to fix flaws in the System Update software that it preinstalls on business-focused Windows PCs after security researchers discover vulnerabilities that could be used to remotely compromise machines.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to inaugurate 24/7, cloud-based patching, among other new security features. Businesses can tap the anytime patches or define their own patch-release schedules.
Electronic health record interoperability and secure health information exchange have been key areas of focus for federal health IT leaders in recent months. Now these topics are getting even more attention from Congress.
The high court will decide if websites, search engines and others that amass personal information from public sources could be sued for publishing inaccurate information, even if the errors do not cause actual harm.
Security expert Mike Canavan of Kaspersky Lab North America pinpoints several critical security steps that organizations can take to help reduce the likelihood they'll become a victim of a hacking attack.
Knowing exactly when to share information with law enforcement in the wake of a breach is challenging, says Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ridgway, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago on May 19.
Partners HealthCare System is the latest healthcare organizations to suffer a data breach following a phishing attack. But why did Partners wait five months to issue a breach notification, when HIPAA requires notifications within 60 days?