In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a hacker attack on a web server of the Health Information Trust Alliance, a security collaborative, that exposed a test database.
Attacks aimed at mobile devices are progressing much more rapidly than any attacks ever waged against PCs. Organizations are in danger if they don't pay attention, says anti-phishing expert Dave Jevans.
Healthcare organizations need to assess and mitigate security risks for medical devices just as diligently as they do for other information technology, says Sharon Finney, data security leader at 44-hospital Adventist Health System.
New guidance from federal regulators about using the Direct secure messaging protocol for health information exchange will help build trust among those sharing data, says security consultant Tom Walsh.
The Obama administration is intensifying efforts to get the Chinese government to stop hacking activities following a report that designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers.
Healthcare organizations need to provide more meaningful education on key information security issues, says Daniel Berger, CEO at Redspin.
The Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows that ramping up training is the No. 1 step organizations plan to take this year to help prevent health data breaches.
Healthcare organizations need to more closely monitor how staff members access patient information to minimize "insider threats" that could compromise privacy or lead to fraud, says security consultant Mac McMillan.
In 2012, ExperianÂ® Data Breach Resolution dealt with 1700 breaches - 800 of them in the healthcare sector. What are the common gaps for organizations looking to comply with new HIPAA Omnibus standards?
Consumer advocate Deven McGraw says many provisions in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, including better breach notification guidance and expansion of HIPAA liability to business associates, will provide substantial benefits to patients.
A House panel establishes a bipartisan supply chain working group to explore the federal government's role in helping industry assure that IT and telecommunications wares they buy abroad are safe from exploits.