Leon Rodriguez, director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, could leave the HIPAA enforcement agency to become the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services if his presidential nomination is formalized and he wins Senate approval.
Breach detection provider FireEye has acquired incident response and remediation services company Mandiant , forming a formidable company that can provide soup-to-nuts products and services to detect, mitigate and respond to breaches.
Healthcare entities are increasingly turning to the cloud, and regulators are increasingly focused on cloud service providers' security. Time to ensure those business associate agreements are in order, says Symantec's Rick Bryant.
Buried deep within a 308-page report from a presidential panel on ways to tighten federal surveillance and IT security programs are important recommendations on how to mitigate the insider threat at federal agencies.
Another federal investigation of a relatively small health data breach has resulted in a financial penalty, this time for a physician group practice in Massachusetts. Find out the details behind the settlement.
American and Russian negotiators met last month to discuss cybersecurity issues, including the use of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers to improve communications between the two nations to mitigate malicious cyber-activity.
A federal district judge in New York upheld the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's program to collect metadata of phone calls made by Americans. The ruling conflicts with another federal judge's recent decision.
A preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework takes a too-broad approach to privacy, says security and privacy attorney Harriet Pearson. And that could result in fewer organizations adopting the voluntary security guidelines.