DOD's ability to develop an overarching budget estimate for full-spectrum, cyberspace operations has been challenged by the absence of clear, agreed-upon departmentwide budget definitions, GAO auditors tell the House Armed Services Committee.
Dan Rode of the American Health Information Management Association describes why the group wants to see major revisions in a proposed federal rule requiring hospitals, clinics and others to give patients access reports listing everyone who's viewed their records.
Corporate account takeover events are reigniting the debate between banks and their former commercial customers, about everything from fraud liability and the "good faith" standard to commercially reasonable security.
With the issuance of the final FFIEC Authentication Guidance, institutions need to start moving forward on conformance, and taking a risk-focused approach is the first step, says Matthew Speare, SVP of IT for M&T Bank Corp.
The fight against cyberattacks is a top priority for financial institutions, and industry insiders are optimistic about President Obama's plan to thwart cyberattacks that lead to corporate account takeover and other forms of fraud.
Without establishing guidance and assessing risks specific to social media, the GAO says, agencies can't be sure they're adequately meeting their responsibilities to preserve federal records, protect the privacy of personal information and secure systems and information against threats.
Oregon Chief Information Security Officer Theresa Masse finds herself at the center of a state initiative to simplify compliance by agencies with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data.
Two electronic health records pioneers that already have earned federal EHR incentive payments stress that a robust risk management program should be an essential component of any movement from paper to electronic records.
The Fed's ruling on interchange, mandated by the Durbin amendment, offers financial incentives for fraud-prevention investments and could fuel a U.S. move toward new card-payment technologies, like EMV.
Some 200 people have reported fraudulent debit and credit transactions hitting their accounts after dining at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Texas. Investigators believe a third-party vendor may have been hacked.