In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including the fourth major breach affecting Stanford University medical facilities and a vendor misplacing information on 6,000 Utah Medicaid clients.
The proposal, in the form of a bill, lays out a framework that can balance the needs and concerns of government and the private sector and keep Americans safe, says Sen. Tom Carper, one of the measure's chief sponsors.
As a growing number of enterprises turn to cloud computing, the government could reclassify the cloud as a critical infrastructure, putting it on par with electrical grids, public-health networks and banking systems. Will regulations follow?
Attendees at the first of two "town hall" online meetings about secure health information exchange said standards are needed to help build trust that patient information will remain private, secure and reliable. Find out more about their top concerns.
Sharing information about physical and cyber threats needn't be segregated under the U.S. federal government's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, says Kshemendra Paul, who manages the implementation of the strategy.
It's not malware, crime rings or hacktivists. What, then, are among the threats that concern security leaders most? CISO Tom Newton offers new insight on today's top threats and strategies to combat them.
The idea of the U.S. federal government and industry jointly developing IT security best practices will do little to help critical infrastructure operators defend against cyber-risk, says Business Roundtable Vice President Liz Gasster.
As part of the Obama adminstration's gun control efforts, HHS is reminding healthcare providers that HIPAA allows them to disclose patient health information to law enforcement if they believe the patient is a danger to themselves or to others.
Banking institutions have spent the last two years enhancing authentication to conform to regulatory mandates. Organizations in other sectors can learn important authentication lessons from the banking industry.