The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered Congress a glimpse at its security and privacy priorities for next year. Let us know what you think of the to-do list.
Most organizations rate their mobile device security efforts as poor, in need of improvement or just adequate, according to the latest ISMG survey. So where are the security gaps? Malcolm Harkins of Intel offers insights.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are perfect weapons for cybercriminals and political adversaries, says Prolexic's Scott Hammack, who explains why any organization with an online presence should brace itself for attacks.
A national provider directory now in development will help pave the way for secure health information exchange, says David Whitlinger of the New York eHealth Collaborative, which is leading the effort.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
Although major healthcare data breaches appear to be on the decline this year, losses and thefts of unencrypted devices continue to be a problem. Bill Lazarus of Stanford Medicine explains how his organization is tackling the issue.
In defending against distributed-denial-of-service attacks, enterprises must comprehend the motives of the cyber-assailant, Booz Allen Hamilton's Sedar Labarre says. He outlines how organizations should assess their risks.
David Kibbe of DirectTrust explains how the group's enhancement of a security and trust framework could help organizations meet the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program's Stage 2 health information exchange requirements.
The federal government has identified dozens of cases of alleged falsification of reports submitted by investigators - federal employees and contractors - examining individuals being considered for security clearances.