A children's health system is offering free credit monitoring to 1.6 million after the loss of backup tapes. It's the second major breach incident revealed in recent weeks involving lost or stolen backup tapes.
Although the Nationwide Health Information Exchange standards eventually will help pave the way for HIEs to share information, security risks related to the "weakest link in the chain" must be addressed, says consultant Patti Dodgen.
President Obama issues an executive order to establish a task force aimed to prevent potentially damaging and embarrassing exposure of government secrets, 10 months after a quarter-million secret diplomatic cables were leaked.
The nation's new chief HIPAA enforcer views the protection of privacy as an important way to help ensure patients have access to care. And his passion about the issue means you can expect HIPAA enforcement efforts to intensify in the months ahead.
Ineffective or noncompliant security practices of service providers, the inability of customers to examine controls, the prospect of data leakage and the loss of data if a cloud service is terminated present challenges.
House Republicans issue their cybersecurity legislative agenda that, in many respects, parallels the goals offered by the Obama administration and Senate Democrats, but it definitely has a GOP tinge to it.