An audit protocol from federal regulators is a useful tool for covered entities and business associates that are conducting a risk analysis and beefing up HIPAA compliance efforts, says security expert Bill Miaoulis.
The Department of Health and Human Services and some states are still busy working out technical issues to improve the functionality of health insurance exchanges that went live under Obamacare Oct. 1.
Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
An ENISA white paper provides guidance on securing industrial control systems and preparing an incident response plan. Learn why these systems, used in many sectors to perform repetitive automated tasks, are vulnerable to attack.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a former South Carolina state employee pleading guilty to charges stemming from a breach affecting 228,000 Medicaid recipients.
In recent weeks, Google and Amazon have quietly begun offering standardized business associate agreements to healthcare clients using certain cloud services. Security experts say the move is significant.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested a man believed to be the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, widely used by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in Web browsers and other software to infect user computers with malware.
New social networking technology being piloted at more than two dozen healthcare organizations, including Cedars-Sinai Health System, is designed for secure collaboration among healthcare professionals.
Organizations in all sectors should take steps now to avoid security and operational risks associated with Microsoft's plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP operating system next year, security experts say.
When it comes to finding CISOs and other security experts for healthcare organizations, recruiters frequently are looking to those working in other sectors. Find out why - and what skills are in demand.
IT leaders at state health insurance exchanges, as well as at the federal level, were fine-tuning their systems this week as consumers had trouble accessing the exchanges or completing applications for health plan coverage.