Effective risk management requires involvement of an organization's top leader; the resignation of Eric Shinseki as secretary of Veterans Affairs means that the VA likely will continue to struggle to comply with federal requirements for IT security.
What does "IT security as a business enabler" mean? For a definition, Gartner's Paul Proctor looks to the way IT managers at a European car maker translate security problems into a language a CEO can understand.
In the struggle to comply with changing regulatory requirements amidst an evolving technological environment, addressing information security can be overwhelming for many healthcare providers. An expert offers tips for sustainable risk management.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
As federal regulators weigh changes in the requirements for the HITECH Act electronic health record financial incentive program, it's essential that they adequately address privacy and security issues.
A George Mason University research fellow says the cybersecurity framework, issued earlier this year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is likely to cause more problems than it solves.
While the 2014 Healthcare Information Security Today survey indicates more healthcare entities are performing HIPAA security risk assessments, smaller providers and business associates are still struggling with this task, says security expert Kate Borten.