While some healthcare organizations are quickly rolling out privacy and security policies for employee-owned mobile devices, others are moving slowly. What BYOD tips do healthcare security leaders offer?
The Government Accountability Office is preparing a comprehensive analysis of the nation's cybersecurity strategy to determine its effectiveness in securing government IT and critical information infrastructures.
In recent weeks, the federal tally of major health information breaches has been growing at a relatively slow pace. Is that evidence that healthcare organizations are getting better at preventing breaches?
A federal advisory panel will urge the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide physicians and hospitals with best practices for verifying the IDs of patients using web portals to access records.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published new guidance on generating cryptographic keys to help organizations protect their data with secure keys no matter the type of algorithm they choose.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a California state health department breach involving Social Security numbers posted online and an e-mail hack affecting patients in the Carolinas.
A new, private-sector electronic health record certification program will test whether software meets higher security and interoperability requirements than those for the HITECH Act's EHR incentive program.