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.
"These reforms were developed to remedy what had become routine in Washington: IT projects running over budget, falling behind schedule, or failing to deliver promised functionality," Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel says.
Boiled down to its essence, the latest guidance issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is rather simple.
Essentially it's asking U.S. financial institutions to mitigate risk using a variety of processes and technologies, employed in a layered approach. More specifically, it asks...
Encryption is evolving in terms of its role against the current threat landscape. And with the onslaught of advanced persistent threats, encryption stands out as a top contender in mitigating the risks.
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.
Documenting procedures for the State Department's custom-made, continuous-monitoring tool known as iPost will help ensure that the data collected are appropriately used to protect the agency's global IT system, a GAO audit says.
Federal officials should consider a major revamp of a proposal that would require healthcare organizations to provide patients with a report listing everyone who has electronically accessed their records, a former government official who helped draft the proposal says.
Yahoo's Justin Somaini believes his fellow CISOs in business and government do a good job keeping their bosses informed of proper information security practices, but could do better in educating the rank and file about them.
When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.