Nearly five years after announcing a competition to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announces a winner that was designed by a team of European scientists.
Healthcare providers implementing electronic health records need to take steps to ensure that their EHR vendors are adequately addressing privacy and security issues, says Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Richard Hodge, senior director of Congressional affairs at HIMSS, explains why the association has asked Congress to commission a study of nationwide patient data matching in an effort to improve patient safety.
A Government Accountability Office report says the FDA needs to develop a better strategy for monitoring information security problems in medical devices. Find out what GAO recommends, and why others agree.
Healthcare organizations can learn a lesson from communication missteps in the banking sector. Banks struck by DDoS attacks are missing an opportunity to educate customers about cybersecurity, says Gregory Nowak of the Information Security Forum.
Federal regulators stirred up controversy when they sent a letter to five healthcare associations warning that the government will prosecute healthcare providers who "game" the system by using EHRs to submit fraudulent bills.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Sept. 30 will award a contract for an enterprise mobile device management system that will support more than 100,000 devices. Find out how BYOD fits into the VA's plans.
NIST's Ron Ross, one of the world's top information risk thought leaders, says new guidance he co-wrote doesn't dictate how organizations must approach risk assessment, but gives enterprises options on how to conduct risk appraisals.