Now that Tennessee is pulling the plug on its statewide health information exchange, it's a good time to reassess the many challenges that HIEs face - including the need to ensure patients that their information will be protected.
Organizations using semantics and big data tools are creating a new position called data scientist to help uncover fraud and identify undetected vulnerabilities. Here are profiles of three leaders who have embraced this role.
A new guide has been released by the Information Commissioner's Office to help small and mid-sized businesses improve their IT security. Which threats should most concern them, and how can they use the guide?
A data scientist is a new breed of database professional who applies scientific analysis to large data sets to identify patterns and vulnerabilities. Here are five expert tips on how to qualify for the new role.
Information security isn't just the domain of those branded information security professionals but also requires the knowledge of nearly every other IT occupation as well as individuals in many non-technology jobs, too.
People receiving IT security graduate degrees are highly educated, but as the Center for Internet Security's William Pelgrin says, "We have a deficit of those individuals who can pick up the ball and run with it very quickly." He's doing something about that.
"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, security and privacy leaders need to forge ahead with initiatives that were left in limbo while the court weighed the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.
Gartner's Tom Scholtz doesn't see a shortage of technically skilled IT security practitioners. But he perceives a dearth of infosec pros who truly understand how security links to an enterprise's business goals.
Owners of critical infrastructure might be shamed into providing the necessary security to safeguard their information assets. That's one takeaway of a compromise Senate bill proposed by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican Jon Kyl.