Devising strategies for ensuring social media are not used in ways that violate patient privacy is one of the top trends for 2011, says Lisa Gallagher, senior director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
"What's interesting is that the criminals are now using cryptographic technology to protect the card information they steal, and that's posing challenges for detection and law enforcement," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Unfettered access to state data "is the kind of stuff that causes me to lose sleep at night," Delaware CSO Elayne Starkey says, in explaining new, stringent rules to let employees use their own smart phones to access state networks.
This week's top news and views: EHR Security: Lessons From a Pioneer; Grading Obama on Privacy; Strategic Tips on Wireless Security. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.