With federal regulators moving closer to restarting the delayed HIPAA compliance audit program, now is the time for covered entities and business associates to prepare for potential scrutiny, says healthcare attorney Brad Rostolsky.
The United States Coast Guard faces challenges in protecting the private information found in medical records of its personnel and their families, a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report says.
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Despite the growing attention that federal regulators have been giving to medical device cybersecurity, many healthcare organizations still neglect those devices in their risk management and compliance programs, says security expert Andrew Hicks.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says the toughest international cybersecurity challenge facing the Obama administration is getting cooperation in coordinating responses to online crime.
Some security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed Stage 3 rule for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program could confuse healthcare entities about the importance of conducting a broad HIPAA risk assessment.
Anthem Inc. has refused to allow a federal watchdog agency to conduct vulnerability scans of its systems in the wake of its recent massive data breach. The health insurer also refused to allow scans by the same agency in 2013.
A new federal cyberthreat intelligence center could help the government build more resilient networks and better identify cyber-attackers, leading to arrests and punishments, says Harry Raduege, a former top Defense Department IT leader.
The recent cyber-attack on health insurer Anthem Inc. is a "call to action" for the healthcare sector to adopt a much more sophisticated approach to risk management, says security expert Lisa Gallagher of HIMSS.
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?