Another guilty plea has been entered in a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved bogus therapy sessions for the elderly in the Miami area. With the plea by Sandra Jimenez, nine defendants have now either pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial.
Zappos was quick to communicate after discovering a data breach impacting 24 million customers. But did the online retailer respond appropriately, or make some missteps in its haste to notify? Francoise Gilbert of the IT Law Group gives a mixed review.
Hospitals and other covered entities looking for insights on how to prepare for a HIPAA compliance audit -as well as prevent breaches - should build a self-audit approach based on the findings of a recent government report, says attorney Timothy McCrystal.
Security managers need the heads up from non-IT executives before they dismiss employees, some of whom might seek payback for their sacking by pilfering data or sabotaging systems, Carnegie Mellon University's Dawn Cappelli and Mike Hanley say.
Wikipedia.org founder Jimmy Wales pledges to shutter the online encyclopedia from midnight Tuesday to midnight Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation before Congress that he contends would threaten Internet freedom if enacted.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt recognizes the need to battle online piracy to protect U.S. intellectual property but contends legislation before Congress to do just that would unacceptably curtail Internet freedom and increase cybersecurity risks.
People with good analytical backgrounds that understand regulatory compliance are in demand. Their counterparts - defenders of IT systems - will always be in demand.
"We need the tens of thousands that can manage those defenders and then we need 100,000 that are out there learning the trade, that are passionate...
Pace University's Seidenberg Cyber Security Institute plans to leverage public-private partnerships - a challenge for educational institutions. How will the institute help the private and public sectors meet their security needs?