While state health insurance exchanges have opened for business despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, two Department of Health and Human Services units that deal with privacy and security issues are virtually closed.
The State Department's top cyberdiplomat, Chris Painter, explains how the United States is helping other nations beef up their laws and policies to battle cybercrime and improve international collaboration on cyberthreats.
With the prospect of a federal government shutdown, and its implications for IT security, it's worth considering what happened in Minnesota two years ago, when a similar budget squabble shuttered state operations for 20 days.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a Florida hospital notifying 9,900 patients that a former employee inappropriately accessed their records with the apparent intent to commit fraud.
Successfully implementing the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls requires far more than just deploying systems, platforms or services. Experts offer insights on effective strategies for leveraging technical controls.
Hackers allegedly trafficking in personally identifiable data have reportedly breached the computers of three major data aggregators, raising doubts about knowledge-based authentication as a tool to verify identity.
Although the U.S. and Chinese governments blame one another for cybermischief, they should collaborate to battle common cyberthreats, says Christopher Painter, the State Department's top cyberdiplomat.
Faced with the growing threat of breaches, cyber-attacks and fraud, more organizations are building robust incident response strategies that identify how an investigation would proceed. Experts offer insights on effective investigation management.
Although enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule may not begin with a big bang, experts warn that compliance should be a top priority, especially in light of looming audits. Learn why some predict a surge in breach notification.