The long overdue final HIPAA omnibus rule has been released. The package includes extensive modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules as well as an updated version of the HIPAA breach notification rule.
Two new insider fraud cases showcase the challenges organizations face to detect and prevent crimes by trusted employees. "You need IT controls, but you need more than IT," says researcher Randy Trzeciak.
Commenters reacting to proposed HHS requirements for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program raise a wide range of privacy and security concerns. Find out what the AMA and others had to say.
Smart phones that give many IT security managers headaches in developing security policies are being used in increasing numbers to help safeguard systems and applications, thanks to more muscular biometric features, says Steve Vinsik of Unisys.
With Congress facing $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says funding for cybersecurity initiatives will likely be affected. But with smart planning, government information technology should not be placed at risk.
If we're at war, the fight so far is unbalanced, and the U.S. should be grateful its cyberspace adversary is Iran. "We're probably not very prepared for a virtual conflict against a really competent state, such as Russia or China," says Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki.
Many organizations are weighing whether cyber-insurance is a worthwhile investment. A decision on the type of policy to buy, and what it should cover, depends, in part, on the type of information that could be exposed.