Making broader use of encryption is an important breach prevention strategy. But what's the best way to set encryption priorities? CISO Eric Cowperthwaite explains how a risk assessment plays a vital role.
In a question and answer session, an FDA official confirms the agency is evaluating how it reviews medical device vulnerabilities and discusses ways that healthcare organizations, vendors and consumers can address security threats.
How can smaller healthcare organizations determine whether a vendor is a business associate or subcontractor directly liable for compliance under the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule? Regulatory expert Marjorie Satinsky explains.
An organization's security is only as strong as that of its partners, says Mandiant Director Charles Carmakal, who offers insight on common attack trends emerging from recent data breach investigations.
News about data breaches is motivating more organizations to take steps to improve their security profiles, says Bill Spooner, CIO of Sharp Healthcare, who analyzes the results of the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
A year after LinkedIn confirmed its network had been breached, reportedly exposing 6.5 million hashed passwords, the social media company is offering users the option of adopting two-factor authentication.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says policyholders' health, financial and personally identifiable information stored by insurers could be the next big target of hackers, so the state is seeking cyber-protection information from top insurers it regulates.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a hacker attack on a web server of the Health Information Trust Alliance, a security collaborative, that exposed a test database.
New guidance from federal regulators about using the Direct secure messaging protocol for health information exchange will help build trust among those sharing data, says security consultant Tom Walsh.