Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
The HIPAA Omnibus enforcement date has come and gone. What areas have covered entities overlooked, and what must they address as top priorities? David Finn of Symantec shares insight.
It's time for healthcare organizations to ensure they have done what they already should be doing, says Finn, health information...
The Healthcare.gov website and a related data services hub are working again after a weekend outage. Meanwhile, HHS officials are preparing for more Congressional hearings on the Obamacare site's technical issues.
A congressional committee grilled representatives from four technology vendors providing services for the Obamacare website, questioning, for example, whether the site is putting consumer privacy at risk.
In releasing the preliminary version of the cybersecurity framework, the head of NIST re-emphasized the voluntary nature of the guide, but he said critical infrastructure operators have a responsibility to adopt the recommended best practices.
The Obama administration says it's bringing in top technology talent to fix the problems plaguing health insurance exchanges. But some technical experts say the strategy raises questions about the seriousness of the issues to be resolved.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.
What's it take to succeed as an information security leader? J.J. Thompson of Rook Consulting, Malcolm Harkins of Intel and others offer insights on the growing number of skills that are now essential.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is creating new risks for venture capitalists and private equity firms that invest in companies that qualify as business associates. How are these investors dealing with the challenge?