House Cybersecurity Caucus Co-Chair Jim Langevin sees the new International Telecommunication Regulations, approved in Dubai earlier this month over the objections of the U.S., as a veiled threat to suffocate Internet freedom around the world.
The Government Accountability Office is preparing a comprehensive analysis of the nation's cybersecurity strategy to determine its effectiveness in securing government IT and critical information infrastructures.
In recent weeks, the federal tally of major health information breaches has been growing at a relatively slow pace. Is that evidence that healthcare organizations are getting better at preventing breaches?
Threats have evolved, and so have our Internet needs. This is why organizations need to explore the security and productivity gains of the next-generation firewall, says Patrick Sweeney of Dell SonicWALL.
A federal advisory panel will urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide physicians and hospitals with best practices for verifying the IDs of patients using web portals to access records.
A breach that resulted in a $1 million HIPAA settlement led Partners Healthcare in Boston to take many significant steps, including merging its privacy and security efforts, says CISO Jennings Aske. More changes are planned for 2013.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
In parts of Europe and Asia, privacy legislation took solid steps forward in 2012. In the U.S., however, progress has stalled. Is the U.S. at risk of falling behind when it comes to privacy protection?
Healthcare organizations need to more closely monitor how their business associates protect the security of patient information and step up risk assessments as they prepare to comply with looming HIPAA modifications, says attorney Lisa Sotto.