Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
We've seen user-driven trends such as BYOD before, says Kevin Flynn of Fortinet. And if organizations remember past security lessons, they will avoid falling prey to mistakes that could lead to breaches.
To comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associates and their subcontractors must immediately take several steps, including thoroughly documenting their privacy and security practices, says security expert Susan Lucci.
Two more cases of identity theft at hospitals shine a light on how patient information can be stolen to commit fraud. But healthcare organizations can take steps to help prevent these kinds of breaches.
Cybersecurity legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last year, and that President Obama opposed, will be reintroduced Feb. 13 by the Republican chair and Democratic ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
National Institute of Standards and Technology's Jeremy Grant says the government will fund pilot projects to accelerate progress toward the creation of improved, interoperable systems for secure, privacy-enhancing trusted online credentials.
The new measure would require banks, healthcare providers, social media companies, search engines and other e-commerce entities operating in Europe - even those based elsewhere - to report breaches to national authorities.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.
Several consumer advocates say they're pleased that the HIPAA Omnibus Rule strengthens patient privacy protections and helps ensure patients can obtain their records. Learn about what they like - and dislike - in the rule.
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense are dropping plans to build an integrated electronic health record system from scratch. Find out why the new approach focuses on interoperability and secure data exchange.