Proposed rules for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program, to be unveiled today, will contain a substantial list of new privacy and security requirements, federal officials confirm.
To protect privacy without adversely affecting the quality of healthcare, hospitals and clinics need to monitor records access and use access controls, a medical informatics expert at Kaiser Permanente says.
IT security practitioners who employ the RSA public-private key cryptography needn't lose sleep about its efficacy, despite new research that raises questions on how it creates large prime numbers to generate secret keys, IT security authority Gene Spafford says.
NIST's Ron Ross will be quite busy at RSA Conference 2012, not only promoting revised guidance on security and privacy controls to be unveiled at the securing conclave, but also participating in a panel on one of his favorite topics: continuous monitoring.
NIST proposes the establishment of an independent identity ecosystem steering group, led by the private sector but working with the federal government, to help create an environment to assure the security of online transactions.
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
Much more work needs to be done to build public trust in efforts to protect the privacy and security of electronic health records and the exchange of health information, according to a new report from The Bipartisan Policy Center.
"These changes might not otherwise be troubling but for one significant change to your terms of service: Google will not permit users to opt out," the leaders of a House panel say in a letter to Google CEO Larry Page.