Though not perfect, says House Cybersecurity Co-Chair Jim Langevin, D-R.I., "CISPA represents an important good-faith effort to come together as a necessary first step toward better cybersecurity for our nation."
The new HITRUST Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center is an excellent concept. But will the collaborators be able to achieve their lofty goals of identifying and helping thwart hacker attacks?
What do the proposed Stage 2 rules for the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program have to say about encryption and other security measures? Consumer advocate Deven McGraw provides an analysis.
The White House says President Obama would veto a bipartisan House bill that civil libertarians contend would threaten individual privacy but many businesses contend is needed to defend against cyber attacks.
One problem tracking IT security employment is the dearth of information. Even the most trustworthy organization in collecting employment data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, furnishes infosec data it cautions aren't reliable.
The proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program "are going to bring a lot of new and challenging privacy and security issues to the forefront," says attorney Adam Greene.
A new committee will update and create policy measures designed to protect personal health information that's shared using a dozen health information exchanges in New York that are being linked in a statewide exchange.
As enterprises spend frugally on IT security, cybercriminals aren't, and that presents big problems for organizations working feverishly to secure their digital assets, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum.