The federal government has unveiled five pilot projects, including two that involve healthcare, that, if successful, could help build trust in online commerce and boost the economy, says Jeremy Grant, head of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program office.
In the past, just writing "privacy pro" on a business card could get you into the field. "That's not the case today," says the IAPP's Trevor Hughes, who details today's challenges for privacy professionals.
A recent appellate court ruling might pave the way for the first U.S. class action lawsuit involving a health data breach to move forward to trial. Find out the details of this potentially groundbreaking case.
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed several ways to improve post-market medical device surveillance for adverse events and safety issues, including malware-related incidents. Find out the details of a new report.
Thor Ryan, chief security officer at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, offers lessons learned as a result of his organization's $1.7 million settlement following a HIPAA compliance investigation triggered by a small breach incident.
Federal authorities have dropped plans to draft regulations setting voluntary "rules of the road," including privacy and security guidelines, for health information exchanges to help pave the way for the national exchange of information.
Sen. Susan Collins, who, like President Obama, backs the Cybersecurity Act, cautions the president against issuing an executive order to protect the nation's critical IT, saying it would send an signal that congressional action isn't urgently needed.
An advisory panel wants a multi-factor authentication requirement included in Stage 3 of the HITECH Act electronic health record program. Find out under what circumstances that requirement would apply.