The next round of HIPAA compliance audits by federal regulators are likely to focus on three key areas, says compliance expert David Holtzman, who until recently worked at the agency that enforces HIPAA.
NIST information risk guru Ron Ross, in a video interview, previews new guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology that's aimed at helping organizations architect their IT infrastructures to be secure from the get-go.
In the wake of its data breach last year, Target Corp. is overhauling its information security and compliance practices, launching a search for a new CIO and creating the position of chief information security officer.
Social networking site Meetup has been facing ongoing DDoS attacks. It received a notification the attacks would continue unless it paid a fee, which highlights the rising concern of extortion tied to DDoS.
Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, equates the department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative with a medical probe detecting an infection in the human body.
When it comes to building a breach response team, too many healthcare organizations use a "volunteer firefighter model," taking inadequate steps to prepare for incidents, says security expert Brian Evans.
Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would require a "kill switch" on smart phones, allowing consumers to remotely wipe personal data from their mobile devices if they're lost or stolen.
In the wake of high-profile breaches and data leaks, the government will pay a lot more attention to information security. Are security pros ready for this scrutiny? Professor Eugene Spafford has his doubts.