The federal HIPAA compliance audit program won't resume until this fall at the soonest, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. She describes specific steps that organizations can take to prepare.
The National Institutes of Health is tackling security challenges as it rolls out many "big data" research endeavors involving human genomes and other sensitive data. Research director Eric Green describes the issues.
Complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requires a task force approach, says John Pritchard, information security manager at St. Charles Health System. Find out why Pritchard believes the rule eliminates ambiguities.
American Express confirms it was hit this week by a distributed-denial-of-service attack. The hacktivist group that has targeted banks in recent months claims credit for this latest high-profile attack.
Attacks against Facebook, Twitter and other organizations over the past few months should send a message to business owners that they need to better fund cybersecurity, IT security expert Mischel Kwon says.
In this week's breach roundup, read about three healthcare incidents, including the theft of two unencrypted laptops that contained patient data and paper records scheduled for shredding that went missing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is weighing legal issues before accommodating BYOD as it prepares to ramp up use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, it's inching forward with the rollout of a mobile device management system.