When it comes to qualifying for HITECH Act electronic health record incentive payments, Fallon Clinic is a trailblazer. It's also leading the way in its EHR security initiatives designed to protect patient privacy.
People's view of cybersecurity will need to broaden over the next few years, says IT expert Robert Brammer. That's why a consortium has been established to conduct research on the security of computer systems, as well as other areas where computerization has excelled.
Security teams need to look at the controls they have put in place in their organization and question whether they are shifting risky behavior to different areas and perpetuating problems, says Intel CISO Malcolm Harkins.
The new virtualization guidance issued by the PCI Security Standards Council urges organizations to take a risk-based approach when dealing with virtualization methods, especially within cardholder data environments.
The release of the list coincides with the issuance of the Common Weakness Scoring System that allows software makers to identify vulnerabilities in their programs and buyers to determine software they acquire is secure.
In a case weighing privacy vs. free speech, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Vermont law that requires physicians to give their consent before information about their prescription-writing habits can be sold to help market prescription drugs.