In his four years as a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker, Bruce McConnell learned that to build trust with the public, the federal government must be more transparent in the way it approaches security and privacy.
Children who get treated at new mobile telemedicine clinics will benefit from electronic health records and secure data exchange, just like patients treated in other settings, says Jeb Weisman, CIO of the Children's Health Fund.
As healthcare organizations ramp up HIPAA compliance efforts, they should make far greater use of guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, says security consultant Mac McMillan.
Iris scanning is becoming old hat for authenticating individuals entering secured facilities or crossing international borders, but it remains several years away for use in providing access to IT systems.
With lawmakers heading back to Washington, the Senate likely will take a piecemeal approach to cybersecurity legislation, says Jacob Olcott, the former counsel to a committee whose leaders introduced a draft bill.
If your organization's leadership has been lukewarm to funding information security efforts, it's time to turn up the heat before you end up in hot water with federal regulators enforcing the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
It's time to start thinking about the next wave of DDoS attacks, says Neustar's Rodney Joffe. And it's time for other critical infrastructure industries - not just banks - to assess their risks.
In late July, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters announced the launch of Phase 4 of distributed-denial-of-service attacks...
A final rule spelling out requirements for state health insurance exchanges drops a proposed requirement that breaches must be reported within an hour of discovery, relying on language in contracts instead.
Until the interoperability of EHRs can be achieved, the Direct Project can help ensure the secure transfer of patient information during a disaster, says Tia Tinney, who's heading a collaborative effort.