A soon-to-be-completed regulatory framework to address patient safety issues posed by medical devices, electronic health records and other health IT must consider cybersecurity issues, says Julian Goldman, M.D., a federal adviser.
On the one-year anniversary of al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about DDoS attacks against U.S. banks, experts discuss what may happen next, including whether the group will join forces with the Syrian Electronic Army.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is re-evaluating a set of its special publications because of concerns expressed by some leading cryptographers that the National Security Agency might have corrupted the guidance.
Termination of an employee after a breach should be reserved for repeat offenders, individuals who show a total disregard for the rules, those who seek to harm another or the most egregious incidents, security expert Mac McMillan contends.
Apple's inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in its iPhone 5S is an important step toward bringing biometrics into the mainstream. But there's a long way to go before biometrics supplant passwords at the enterprise level.
The Department of Health and Human Services is considering consolidating information security activities in light of a watchdog review that found potential duplication among multi-million-dollar investments.
About two weeks before health insurance exchanges open for business under healthcare reform, an exchange in Minnesota already is reporting a data breach. Find out about the incident and the investigation.
The House Intelligence Committee warns of threats Chinese chips pose to American IT systems. A new film embellishes that danger. Though pure fiction, the plot could help raise the public consciousness about cyberthreats.
Federal regulators are spearheading an effort to improve patient data matching with an aim of identifying best practices for bolstering patient safety. Learn why Russ Branzell of CHIME and others say the effort is so important.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.