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?
Lawmakers and their staffs are working behind the scenes to get one or perhaps two pieces of cybersecurity legislation enacted before the 113th Congress adjourns this month. But passage remains a longshot.
The director of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, says he expects to see adversaries launch a cyber-attack in the next few years aimed at severely damaging America's critical infrastructure.
To protect against medical ID theft and fraud, healthcare organizations need to build comprehensive security programs that go beyond just putting their "finger in the dike," says security expert Mark Ford of Deloitte.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it has implemented a number of security improvements to the HealthCare.gov website and systems as it gears up to launch the second annual open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.