Declining prices for human genome sequencing are likely going to make such testing more common for medical research and clinical care. But what privacy issues need to be addressed first to protect genomic data?
A House subcommittee on Nov. 14 will hold a hearing to scrutinize the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program and whether it adequately promotes the interoperability of EHR systems to ease the secure exchange of information.
An important lesson in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is the need to beef up contingency plans, including making sure staff members are cross-trained, says Deborah Kobza, CEO of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Incorporating new concepts such as security-control overlays and placing a renewed emphasis on information assurance, the forthcoming guidance is 'a total rewrite' from the 2009 version, NIST's Ron Ross says.
The Department of Homeland Security is testing whether data from social media sites can help identify public health issues, such as infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. Learn about the strategy.
The kind of detailed data analysis that helped statistician Nate Silver predict accurately the outcome of the U.S. presidential election could help enterprises using cloud-based SIEM to identify vulnerabilities, says Cloud Security Alliance's Jens Laundrup.
The FDA's proposed Unique Device Identification System could help the agency and healthcare providers more easily identify medical device safety issues, including malware threats, says agency official Jay Crowley.
Social media platforms are ever-evolving. But organizations' and individuals' use of social media has not evolved and may create new risks, says educator Sherrie Madia. How should we manage these risks?
Acquiring IT security products gets more complicated every day, so SINET's John Muir says it's not unreasonable to expect that even the most informed CISO needs help in identifying the right hardware, software and services to obtain.
To know how best to respond to IT and communications failures, organizations first must collect information on such incidents, says Marnix Dekker, who co-authored a just-issued report on incidents for ENISA.
President Obama's re-election paves the way for continuation of the HITECH Act EHR incentive program and provides a perfect opportunity for the administration to toughen the program's privacy and security requirements.