The Department of Health and Human Services has released voluntary guidelines for health information exchange that include "trust principles" for security and privacy. Find out about the consumer rights outlined.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."
In assessing the risk of a distributed-denial-of service attack, organizations must think beyond shoring up systems' perimeters and concentrate on analyzing cyberthreat intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says.
A recent $1 million cyberheist at a county hospital illustrates why healthcare organizations must pay attention to securing financial as well as clinical data - and educate staff about how to recognize phishing e-mails.
Anonymous says its OpUSA attack planned for May 7 aims to 'wipe' government and banking websites from the Internet. Security experts say the threat is real, but are U.S. organizations taking it seriously?
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a class action lawsuit against a VA hospital following the loss of a laptop and the discovery of records in an abandoned mental health facility.
A citizen's petition that received more than 117,000 signatures asks the White House to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Why does the White House response suggest a redo of last year's battle over cybersecurity legislation?
John Houston, CISO at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is keeping his eye on emerging threats, including the risks tied to medical devices linked to networks and the potential for DDoS attacks to spread to healthcare.
A new advisory panel will help federal regulators craft a risk-based regulatory framework aimed at ensuring patient safety as the use of EHRs, wireless medical devices and other health IT continues to expand.
Security firm Mandiant recently released a widely publicized report detailing cyber-espionage activity originating in China. Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal discusses the latest nation-state threats.
NIST's Ron Ross, a big NASCAR fan, likens new security controls guidance to the tools race-car builders use to prevent drivers from breaking their necks when crashing into a brick wall at 200 miles an hour.