Devising strategies for ensuring social media are not used in ways that violate patient privacy is one of the top trends for 2011, says Lisa Gallagher, senior director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Cybersecurity reform was part of a defense bill that included a provision to repeal a law that bar gays from serving openly in the military. Supporters couldn't muster the support to bring a Senate vote on the bill.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
To help agencies secure their wireless networks and technologies, the Government Accountability Office came up with eight leading practices. For now, GAO says, wireless networks remain at an increased vulnerability to attack.
An (ISC)2 survey suggests that a Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency paper backs a government-run board to oversee IT security certifications, a point disputed by the report's author. Where does the truth lie?