Healthcare organizations can take several key steps to help avoid the scrutiny of their state's attorney general and defend against possible class action lawsuits in the aftermath of data breaches, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
Now that the cybersecurity framework has been released, security experts are pondering whether the voluntary approach to following the guidance might eventually need to be replaced by some sort of mandate.
While many organizations rely on employee training to help mitigate the risks of spear phishing, such efforts are generally ineffective, says Eric Johnson of Vanderbilt University, who explains why a technical solution might be better.
Website security firm CloudFlare is warning organizations worldwide to be on the lookout for an increase in larger DDoS attacks. But these NTP attacks are far less sophisticated than the earlier DDoS attacks that targeted U.S. banks.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced ans extended security platform. Other news includes: Intermedia's new McAfee e-mail defense suite, Trend Micro receiving honors from Gartner and more.
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NIST has unveiled its long-awaited cybersecurity framework, which provides best practices for voluntary use in all critical infrastructure sectors, including, for example, government, healthcare, financial services and transportation.
Employing quantum physics, Yi-Kai Liu, a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is attempting to devise a way to create a one-shot memory device that could help secure transactions or administrative passwords.
Editor's Note: Excerpts of this interview appear in ISMG's Security Agenda magazine, distributed at RSA Conference 2014.
Privacy should be built into the design of all healthcare information technology and related processes, says Michelle Dennedy, who's writing a book on the concept of "privacy by design."
Today's threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include cyber-attacks attributed to nation states. How must organizations respond? Mike McConnell, former U.S. National Intelligence Director, shares insight.
Healthcare providers are turning to patient portals to provide remote access to electronic health records. But they face challenges when giving parents access to the records of minors of a certain age, says attorney Adam Greene.