The recent theft of an unencrypted laptop computer containing information on more than 9,500 patients of a hospital and a home health agency has Connecticut's Attorney General asking for an explanation.
Senate supporters of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to bring the measure up for a vote, a significant setback for those seeking enactment of a comprehensive cybersecurity law this year. The vote was 52 to 46.
"We find it hard to believe that there are any reasons or basis to oppose this legislation," presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. "I'm just very puzzled as to why individuals would oppose this."
Microsoft says its next version of the Internet Explorer web browser will feature "do not track" as a default user setting. What are the online privacy implications? Trevor Hughes of the IAPP weighs in.
Amidst the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, we need to ask: How could this happen? How could a medical technician even be hired after being fired at least twice by other hospitals?
Boards of directors continue to overlook IT risk management, security and privacy as a top agenda item, says Jody Westby of Carnegie Melon CyLab. Where are the organizational gaps that need to be filled?
As more consumers take advantage of mobile devices for telemedicine, they need to be educated on steps to take to help ensure that their medical information remains secure, says telehealth expert Chuck Parker.
After a breach, some organizations meet the minimum requirements for notification and then hope for the best. The Utah Department of Health is taking a very different approach that's worthy of imitation.
Intuit and GE veteran Steve Bennett, chairman of the IT security software provider, replaces Enrique Salem, the longtime Symantec executive who had served as the company chief executive officer since April 2009.