What's it take to succeed as an information security leader? J.J. Thompson of Rook Consulting, Malcolm Harkins of Intel and others offer insights on the growing number of skills that are now essential.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is creating new risks for venture capitalists and private equity firms that invest in companies that qualify as business associates. How are these investors dealing with the challenge?
The partial government shutdown caused NIST to miss the deadline for publishing a preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, but the agency expects to meet the February deadline for releasing the final version.
Citing concerns about identity theft risks, a new GAO report urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to step up its efforts to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiaries' ID cards.
Learn why Frederick Chang, the new head of the cybersecurity program at Southern Methodist University, says the time has come to create a "science of security" that abandons the current reactive strategy.
New revelations about how the National Security Agency collects and uses e-mail and instant-messaging contact lists demonstrate bad data governance practices that raise serious concerns, a leading privacy attorney says.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including two thefts of portable electronic devices exposing health information and a reminder to apply security controls to employee-owned devices.
Gen. Keith Alexander's departure from the National Security Agency has nothing to do with leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about top-secret U.S. government programs to amass telephone and Internet records of Americans, an NSA spokeswoman says.
The average insider scheme lasts 32 months before it's detected, says threat researcher Jason Clark, who suggests using a combination of the right technologies and the right processes is the key to improving detection.
The Department of Veterans Affairs faces ongoing breach prevention challenges, according to recent investigations. Learn what the scrutiny has revealed and what the VA is doing to bolster breach prevention.
Although the enforcement date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was Sept. 23, compliance is an ongoing project, and educating smaller business associates is a continuing challenge, says Jeff Cobb, CISO at Capella Healthcare.
Our inaugural Fraud Summit on Oct. 22 at the Meadowlands in New Jersey will feature an impressive lineup of information security leaders offering timely insights about practical risk mitigation strategies.