Social media sites are increasingly popular platforms for patients dealing with medical issues. But there are also privacy and security risks involved, and healthcare providers can help patients navigate these.
HealthcareInfoSecurity has extended the deadline for participation in its annual survey to examine the priorities and challenges of healthcare info security leaders. Preliminary results reveal some pain-points.
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In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
The healthcare industry must delicately balance the need to keep medical devices secure with the need to protect patient safety, says Michael McNeil, global security and privacy leader at Medtronic, a device manufacturer.
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a proposal that aims to remove legal barriers under the HIPAA Privacy Rule that may prevent state agencies from reporting mental health information used for gun background checks.
Buried deep within a 308-page report from a presidential panel on ways to tighten federal surveillance and IT security programs are important recommendations on how to mitigate the insider threat at federal agencies.