"Given the gravity of the threats we face in cyberspace, we want to get this right in addition to getting it done swiftly," White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says of a proposed executive order to strengthen critical infrastructure IT.
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Anthem Blue Cross agrees to a settlement in a state breach case involving letters that exposed members' Social Security numbers in envelope windows. Find out the financial penalty and other provisions.
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.