If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
The Department of Health and Human Services has released voluntary guidelines for health information exchange that include "trust principles" for security and privacy. Find out about the consumer rights outlined.
Intel Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins sees having one leader who handles IT security and privacy responsibilities as essential. "At the end of the day," he says, "there's a level of common objectives."
Anonymous says its OpUSA attack planned for May 7 aims to 'wipe' government and banking websites from the Internet. Security experts say the threat is real, but are U.S. organizations taking it seriously?
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a class action lawsuit against a VA hospital following the loss of a laptop and the discovery of records in an abandoned mental health facility.
John Houston, CISO at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is keeping his eye on emerging threats, including the risks tied to medical devices linked to networks and the potential for DDoS attacks to spread to healthcare.
A new advisory panel will help federal regulators craft a risk-based regulatory framework aimed at ensuring patient safety as the use of EHRs, wireless medical devices and other health IT continues to expand.
The privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act EHR incentive program "dovetail together quite nicely," says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts, who offers compliance tips.
A Senate panel approved a bill to strengthen e-mail privacy protections despite concerns expressed by the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the legislation could hinder investigations.