The Food and Drug Administration should regulate health information technology if stepped-up efforts to improve IT safety fail to achieve adequate results, a federal advisory group recommends in a new report.
The U.S. government is circulating a draft document of seven high-level categories detailing tasks, skills and job titles of IT security occupations that should help organizations to architect more effectively their staffs to safeguard data and systems.
A group of state health information exchange organizers and technology vendors has developed a set of technical specifications designed to standardize securely connecting electronic health records to health information exchanges.
Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into a new practice in which credit agencies keep estimates of individuals' personal information such as medication use and personal income from consumers.
Want more money to spend on your enterprise's information security programs? Deloitte's Mike Brown and Amry Junaideen say IT security managers must show their non-IT bosses how the lack of IT security would adversely affect their operations.
Giving back to the community. It's a civic responsibility, says Dan Waddell of Tantus Technologies. But it's also a necessity to help raise cyber awareness. Waddell explains how security pros can give back.
Improving mobile device security is one of the top information security priorities for the coming year, according to our new Healthcare Information Security Today survey. And that's not surprising, given the recent surge of interest in tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Just four months after agreeing to pay an $865,000 penalty for a series of HIPAA violations, UCLA Health System has revealed a breach incident involving the theft of an external hard drive from a former employee's home.
A health and financial information breach that may have affected as many as 10,000 patients at a Kansas hospital illustrates yet again that the actions of a business associate's subcontractor can have a major potential impact on patient privacy.
One reason why so many healthcare organizations are not well-prepared to counter security threats is that "key leadership has not bought into the whole process," says Bob Krenek of ExperianÂ® Data Breach Resolution.
Penetration tests that demonstrate how an unauthorized user could gain access to patient information can be effective in winning support for a bigger information security budget, says David Kennedy of Diebold, Incorporated.
When it comes to responding to today's high-profile information security incidents, technical abilities simply aren't enough, says Gavin Reid of Cisco's Computer Security Incident Response Team. Here are the five must-have skills for today's incident response professionals.