State and local agencies that must comply with federal regulations have complained that they can be befuddled by privacy requirements that could limit the effectiveness of their information sharing systems.
RSA Conference 2013 opens Feb. 25 in San Francisco, and for the fourth straight year Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor. What's on the agenda of this world-class security event?
IT security provider Mandiant issues a comprehensive report documenting how a Chinese army unit has for years been hacking into the computers of businesses and governments in mostly English-speaking nations, especially the United States.
Even the brightest technologists aren't immune from cyber-attacks. Just ask Facebook. The social-media company says it fell victim to a sophisticated attack in which an exploit allowed malware to be installed on employees' laptops.
As a result of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which broadens the number of organizations that must meet privacy and security requirements, demand for infosec pros in healthcare is higher than ever. Where is the greatest need?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is gearing up to release its first installment of voluntary health information exchange guidelines. Find out the timeline for this and related projects.
Roger Baker, CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced to his staff on Feb. 15 that he's resigning. Baker led a number of projects that dealt with security issues, including a breach prevention initiative.
Security and IT leaders, including John Halamka, are calling attention to the difficulty of complying with a HIPAA Omnibus provision about not passing along certain patient information to insurers. What are their concerns?