A federal advisory panel is gearing up to tackle a number of data security, privacy and legal issues involved when accessing and exchanging the electronic health information of patients who are minors. Find out what makes those issues so complex.
Consistency in privacy and security policies will prove critical to an effort in New York to link 10 regional health information exchanges into a statewide network, says David Whitlinger, executive director of the statewide initiative.
Thefts of iPhones in New York, San Francisco and London declined after Apple added a remote-disabling feature. Now Google and Microsoft have promised to offer the feature in their mobile operating systems.
Recognizing the security workforce shortage is one thing. Addressing it is quite another. What will it take to truly grow the workforce? Diana Burley of The George Washington University shares her vision.
A new $800,000 HIPAA settlement between federal regulators and an Indiana community health system is another reminder that protecting paper patient records is just as important as safeguarding electronic records. Find out the settlement details.
Current and former patients of a New York radiology practice are being notified that a former staff radiologist acquired protected health information from the practice's billing systems without authorization.
Two months after the OpenSSL flaw known as Heartbleed was discovered, remediation efforts have slowed. But several security experts laud businesses' rapid response to the threat, noting that they've installed related fixes more quickly than usual.
A GOP report offers a scathing assessment of technical and management issues - including security practices - that contributed to the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov. Meanwhile, HHS announces new management positions for the Obamacare project.
A DDoS attack and subsequent data breach that led to the shuttering of source code hosting firm Code Spaces offers an eye-opening reminder to be aware of attacks used as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from devastating hacking.
If the NSA's meddling in NIST cryptography standards soiled the reputation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an amendment approved by the House of Representatives could help restore it.
A handful of cybersecurity bills could come up for votes next week in Senate committees. But will the entire Senate get to vote on the measures? No major cybersecurity bill has passed the Senate since 2002.
In another twist in the ongoing dispute between the FTC and LabMD, a House Committee is investigating the relationship between the commission and a security vendor that is at the center of a data security case against the medical testing lab.