A key aim of the Next Generation Cyber Initiative has been to expand the FBI's ability to quickly define 'the attribution piece' of a cyberattack to help determine an appropriate response, the FBI's Richard McFeely says.
Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast Oct. 29, causing widespread damage and power outages. As a result, business continuity plans are being put to the test. How are governments, financial institutions and healthcare organizations responding?
Connecticut is working to improve its cyber incident response, including updating its breach notification law and enacting a privacy task force. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen explains why.
"We will bring in best practices for HIPAA and technology best practices in terms of encryption in how we handle data and share it with stakeholders," says Curt Kwak CIO of Wash. State Health Benefit Exchange.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is not taking adequate steps to protect the privacy of sensitive information that's shared with researchers, according to a new OIG report. Find out what the OIG recommends.
Human genome sequencing can support groundbreaking research leading to improved treatments. But before genetic testing can become common, privacy issues need to be tackled, says Lisa M. Lee, who heads a presidential advisory panel.
How can hospitals and physicians prepare to comply with the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's Stage 2 privacy and security requirements? Federal privacy officer Joy Pritts provides insights.