Federal regulators are considering whether data segmentation technology that protects sensitive patient information when it's exchanged should be required for electronic health record software certified for the HITECH Act incentive program.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
A data breach involving an insider at UMass Memorial Medical Center, which may date back a dozen years, illustrates how difficult it can be to detect inappropriate access to patient records. Find out what tips security experts offer.
As the number of cybersecurity incidents increase, departments and agencies are doing a better job of complying with the law that governs IT security in the U.S. federal government, a new report to Congress from the White House says.
An FTC administrative judge ruled that the agency must testify about the data security standards it used to pursue enforcement action against LabMD after alleged data security incidents. Experts weigh in on the potential impact of the ruling on others.
Microsoft has issued a fix for the Internet Explorer bug, including an update for Windows XP users. The update repairs a vulnerability in the browser that could allow hackers to gain control of a user's computer.
A breach involving the posting of information about 15,000 Boston Medical Center patients on a transcription firm's unsecured website serves as a reminder of the importance of monitoring the security practices of business associates.