The federal list of major healthcare information breaches that have occurred since September 2009 didn't grow much in the past month. The list now includes 272 cases affecting a total of almost 10.9 million individuals.
One of the unexpected impacts of the global economic crisis is that many organizations have lost their business resiliency, says Lyndon Bird, director of The Business Continuity Institute, headquartered in the U.K.
"With significant progress having been made, with growing recognition of DHS's roles and authorities, and the cybersecurity legislative proposal now delivered to the Hill, it's a logical point for me to leave," Philip Reitinger says.
"Updating this law to reflect the realities of our time is essential to ensuring that our federal privacy laws keep pace with new technologies and the new threats to our security." says bill sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy.
The threat landscape has evolved dramatically over the past several years, and now it's time for healthcare security leaders to step up and meet the new challenges involved with securing critical data.
The security of medical devices is becoming a significant risk management concern. That's because the devices increasingly are linked to networks and exposed to malware, which could impair their functionality and potentially adversely affect patient safety.