For individuals looking to hone their skills in business continuity/disaster recovery, it's important to note: Organizations want specialists who can hit the ground running, says Alan Berman of DRI International.
When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania suffered a major security breach a few years back, vulnerabilities in a Web application were to blame. CISO Erik Avakian explains how the state developed a process to correct flaws in application code.
The American Health Information Management Association plans to work with various states next year to move toward more uniform privacy and security requirements that are in synch with federal requirements, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, AHIMA's new CEO.
Breaches have an adverse impact on the fundamental operations of a business or government and without fully understanding that, executives and managers cannot smartly run their operations successfully.
"Satisfying a court order is heavy lifting," says Greg Thompson of Scotia Bank. "The cost and risks of outsourcing this service with regards to the number of litigations we are dealing with has skyrocketed."
Veterans Affairs may have been biased when it awarded last year a high-bid, $133 million IT security services contract to the incumbent provider, the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, a VA inspector general audit contends.
The federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches now lists 380 incidents affecting more than 18 million individuals. Meanwhile, yet another class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of a breach.