Federal advisers are hammering out recommendations, including potential technology pilot projects, for how to best implement a HITECH Act mandate to update requirements for an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
New requirements to mitigate payment card risks posed by third parties, such as cloud providers and payment processors, are a focal point of the PCI Security Standards Council's updated data security standard.
As Michigan deploys its Cyber Civilian Corps, the state will need to address some of the same challenges the federal government faces in sharing cyberthreat information between the government and the private sector, state CIO David Behen says.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology continues to collaborate with the National Security Agency on its IT security guidance even as it investigates whether the spy agency meddled with one of its special publications.
A significant uptick in traffic linked to an Internet port known as "port zero" is likely among the first signs of a massive and targeted attack against remote servers and networks worldwide, one threat researcher says.
The medical device industry faces four significant privacy and security challenges that pose potential threats to patients as well as manufacturers, says Michael McNeil, global security and privacy leader at Medtronic.
Mobile security is no longer about managing devices, says Ian McWilton of Moka5. The real trick is to secure corporate assets through containerization solutions that reduce costs and improve user experience.
As major cloud vendors, including Salesforce, integrate identity and access management features into their platforms, security professionals must size up the role that stand-alone IAM systems will play in the long run.