The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting it close with deadlines to address the security risks of a project vital to new state health insurance exchanges slated to begin operations Oct. 1, a new report concludes.
The best ideas to secure the Internet do not come from the top-down government approach imposed by some foreign governments, but from the openness derived by a multi-stakeholder process, says Christopher Painter, America's top cyber diplomat.
New York's statewide health information exchange is leading a groundbreaking effort to enable patients to securely access their own records from different clinicians via one portal. HIE leader David Whitlinger shares the security details.
As IPv6, the new Internet protocol, moves closer to implementation, security options will be enhanced, says EMC researcher Davi Ottenheimer. But what about the new challenges? Here, he reviews what to expect.
What's most fascinating about the nomination of Suzanne Spaulding to be undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate is the fact that many of those in the know didn't realize the post was vacant.
As Riverside Medical Center in Illinois prepares for HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance, it's facing push-back from some business associates about new requirements, says Erik Devine, chief security officer.
The hotline, the communications link established between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War to avert a nuclear war, is being used to warn of potential cyber and environmental crises, the State Department's Christopher Painter says.
Two recent incidents at Oregon Health & Science University involved inappropriate storage of unencrypted patient information in the cloud. Experts weigh in on the fogginess of HIPAA Omnibus regarding cloud providers.
After organizations update their policies and procedures to comply with the new breach notification requirements of HIPAA Omnibus, they must thoroughly test their response plans, attorney Ellen Giblin stresses.
The Sept. 23 enforcement deadline for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is less than two months away. Privacy and security experts offer tips for what needs to get done now in order to meet compliance milestones.