Janet Napolitano's departure as homeland security secretary could have an adverse impact on the nation's cybersecurity policy, at least temporarily, considering the posts of deputy secretary and deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity remain vacant.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is notifying patients of a breach involving decades-old microfiche medical records discovered in a dumpster. This is the second healthcare breach affecting more than 100,000 individuals reported in recent days.
A new incident response publication coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will include guidance on how to form circles of trust - networks of IT security experts spanning multiple organizations, says NIST's Lee Badger.
Addressing cyber-attacks is not just a technology issue. It requires a holistic view from the entire organization, says ISACA's Jeff Spivey, who emphasizes the need for a framework approach to security.
Healthcare organizations aren't performing enough analysis of user behavior to detect possible insider threats, says security consultant Mac McMillan, who outlines the importance of auditing for abnormalities.
Insurer WellPoint has agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle a HIPAA case stemming from a website data breach that may have exposed information on more than 612,000 individuals.
After a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Adventist Health System in the aftermath of a breach affecting 763,000 patients, another lawsuit was immediately filed in a state court. Find out the details.
Our analysis of U.S. government labor statistics shows a sizable increase in the IT security workforce. But the way the occupation is defined may have as much to do with the increase as the number of jobs themselves.
A unit of the U.S. Commerce Department overreacted to perceived malware infections and unnecessarily spent more than half of its IT budget to mitigate the situation, according to an inspector general audit.