Federal regulators won't issue final versions of two important rules that deal with healthcare information privacy and security issues until the second half of this year, says security expert Lisa Gallagher.
Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's advising federal regulators, offers insights on how the team's recommendations might be implemented and what topics it will tackle next.
The information security profession is at a crucial turning point as professionals scramble to develop new skills in the arenas of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media, a new survey shows.
The survey of local, state and federal IT security practitioners also shows a lack of faith in secure cloud computing. Half see insider threats and poor practices as their agencies' greatest vulnerabilities.
The federal list of major health information breaches included 240 incidents affecting 6.5 million individuals as of Thursday. But that number soon could grow substantially as a result of incidents that made headlines this week.