"Accountability for security and privacy in public cloud deployments cannot be delegated to a cloud provider and remains an obligation for the organization to fulfill," NIST Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.
With the tardy addition of the Sutter Health breach, the federal "wall of shame" tally of major healthcare information breaches now includes 385 incidents affecting more than 19 million individuals since September 2009.
Another guilty plea has been entered in a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved bogus therapy sessions for the elderly in the Miami area. With the plea by Sandra Jimenez, nine defendants have now either pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial.
Hospitals and other covered entities looking for insights on how to prepare for a HIPAA compliance audit -as well as prevent breaches - should build a self-audit approach based on the findings of a recent government report, says attorney Timothy McCrystal.
Wikipedia.org founder Jimmy Wales pledges to shutter the online encyclopedia from midnight Tuesday to midnight Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation before Congress that he contends would threaten Internet freedom if enacted.
People with good analytical backgrounds that understand regulatory compliance are in demand. Their counterparts - defenders of IT systems - will always be in demand.
"We need the tens of thousands that can manage those defenders and then we need 100,000 that are out there learning the trade, that are passionate...
Pace University's Seidenberg Cyber Security Institute plans to leverage public-private partnerships - a challenge for educational institutions. How will the institute help the private and public sectors meet their security needs?