The legislation introduced in both houses would require the president to provide a global assessment of identify threats from abroad and work with other countries to crack down on their own cyber criminals.
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
An identity theft ring relied on a janitor to steal personal information from patient files at a Chicago hospital, authorities say.
As many as 250 patients were possible victims of identity theft at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the year-long identity scam.
Using the stolen credit card and other...
Federal regulators will hold an online "listening session" April 6 to get feedback on a preliminary draft of a "Health IT Strategic Framework" that spells out, among other things, proposed federal privacy and security strategies.
A federal agency will survey U.S. consumers on their attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and related privacy and security issues.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Human Services announced in the Federal Register March 19...
By transitioning from information security into law, Patrick Mueller took advantage of an opportunity many information security professionals now see: The chance to leverage practical experience in a growing legal field.
Although many healthcare organizations are making broader use of encryption, they're typically taking a "wait and see" approach to encrypting their clinical databases, citing serious concerns about an adverse impact on performance.
Two consultants, however, argue that hospitals and clinics can apply encryption on...
When it comes to protecting your organization and your customers from a data breach, what is considered "reasonable security?"
This question is at the center of several ongoing lawsuits, and how the courts answer it may be one of the biggest stories of 2010.
Shedding light on this hot topic is David Navetta,...