Apple's inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in its iPhone 5S is an important step toward bringing biometrics into the mainstream. But there's a long way to go before biometrics supplant passwords at the enterprise level.
The Department of Health and Human Services is considering consolidating information security activities in light of a watchdog review that found potential duplication among multi-million-dollar investments.
About two weeks before health insurance exchanges open for business under healthcare reform, an exchange in Minnesota already is reporting a data breach. Find out about the incident and the investigation.
Federal regulators are spearheading an effort to improve patient data matching with an aim of identifying best practices for bolstering patient safety. Learn why Russ Branzell of CHIME and others say the effort is so important.
OpUSA's planned Sept. 11 DDoS against U.S. banks and governmental agencies proved to be uneventful, experts say. But they warn that other potential attacks, especially those with a Syria connection, could prove to be far more serious.
New federal guidance promotes the use of key privacy and security capabilities in electronic health record systems used by healthcare providers ineligible to participate in the HITECH Act incentive program.
NIST is hosting a workshop this week to continue shaping the cybersecurity framework President Obama wants implemented by February. Learn about the latest developments in the effort to identify IT security best practices.
Federal authorities are warning banking institutions and government agencies about a wave of DDoS attacks that could strike on 9/11. Learn what steps the FBI suggests should be taken to mitigate the threat.
Special Publication 800-101 Revision 1 is aimed to help organizations develop procedures to deal with the explosion of mobile devices and to prepare specialists to conduct forensically sound examinations.
Scientists are discovering ways to make quantum key distribution a more cost-effective and efficient way to securely share encryption keys, but there's still a long way to go before the methods can be practically applied.
A class action suit has been filed against Advocate Medical Group following the theft of four unencrypted computers that may have exposed data on 4 million patients. Learn more about the allegations the lawsuit makes.