Improving regulatory compliance and security training, as well as detecting and preventing breaches, are top priorities for 2013, the Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows. Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner tells why those issues are critical.
The federal HIPAA compliance audit program won't resume until this fall at the soonest, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. She describes specific steps that organizations can take to prepare.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
Attacks against Facebook, Twitter and other organizations over the past few months should send a message to business owners that they need to better fund cybersecurity, IT security expert Mischel Kwon says.
Conventional wisdom suggests China isn't interested in disabling industrial control systems in the U.S. After all, such an act would be against its own economic interest. But is that type of thinking right?
The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.
The resumption of the HIPAA compliance audit program is on hold while regulators analyze pilot audit project results and implement the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.