The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking advice from cloud computing vendors on the feasibility of using commercial software-as-a-service collaborative tools that eventually could meet the needs of all of its 134,000 medical personnel.
"Veterans should have consistent and convenient access to reliable VA information real time using social media, whether on a smartphone or a computer," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki says.
A federal proposal to require healthcare organizations to provide patients with access reports listing everyone who has electronically viewed their information is impractical, says Dan Rode of the American Health Information Management Association.
Though IT business application functions and security-focused practices are expected to be integrated as a single process, secure configuration is the management and control of configurations for information systems to enable security and facilitate the management of information security risk.
"There are still a lot of inexperienced people out there that are passing themselves off as experts," says Scott Laliberte, managing director of Protiviti, outlining the common challenges of penetration testing.
As fraud continues to evolve and affect financial institutions, careers are plentiful for fraud-fighting professionals, says Jean-Francois Legault, a fraud investigations specialist with Deloitte and Touche.
Trust has been a murky trait on the Internet since its inception. Remember the New Yorker cartoon? A dog, sitting by a PC, says: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." It's hard to trust what you see on the Net. That's more true today than ever.
Early results from the Healthcare Information Security Today survey show that insider threats, such as records snooping and ID theft, are perceived to be the most significant security threats to healthcare organizations.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, seeking public comment on metadata standards to support nationwide electronic health information exchange.
For John Colley, managing director of (ISC)2 in EMEA, ethics need to be addressed more frequently in the workplace. Organizations can no longer assume information is legitimate or has been gained through ethical means.