The Health IT Policy Committee has endorsed best practices for giving patients clear and simple guidance regarding how to safeguard electronic health records when viewing or downloading them, such as through a hospital's or clinic's portal.
When preparing for a potential HIPAA compliance audit, former HIPAA enforcer Adam Greene advises healthcare organizations: "Don't panic. I'm skeptical if it's possible for an organization to be 'audit-proof.' If you try to scramble and get everything in order, you may fail."
"The need for fraud-prevention tools increases during times of recession," says Aite Group's Julie McNelley, who does not believe this week's economic shockwaves will hurt organizations' security priorities.
The soon-to-be-launched HIPAA compliance audit program likely will initially offer comprehensive assessments of compliance with the HIPAA privacy and security rules, rather than focusing on specific narrower issues, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
Steven VanRoekel joined the Obama administration in 2009 as the managing director of the Federal Communications Commission and worked in various managerial and staff positions at Microsoft for 15 years.
Fears that the global economy is nearing yet another recession have led to nosedives for U.S. and European stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 513 points - the worst plunge the Dow has seen since Sept. 29, 2008.
The cyber threat landscape is more widespread than ever before, and cybersecurity professionals are needed in all sectors, from government to private industry, says Dickie George of the National Security Agency.
Extensive news coverage about the attacks against RSA and others have made customers jittery. "The publicity resulted in many customers' risk tolerance going down whilst their level of awareness and concern went up," says RSA CFO David Goulden.
"The lack of individual accountability over user accounts provides ample opportunities to conceal malicious activity such as theft or misuse of veteran data," VA Assistant Inspector General Belinda Finn says.