The House Cybersecurity Task Force will examine and make recommendations on cybersecurity authorities, public-private information sharing, critical infrastructure and domestic legal frameworks as well as evaluate the Obama administration's cybersecurity proposal.
"We appear to be asking DHS to take on new cybersecurity roles and missions while it is establishing its basic core competencies," Melissa Hathaway says. "Is this reasonable? Do we want DHS to become a first party regulator?"
Federal officials should offer detailed guidance on how to conduct a "risk of harm" assessment to comply with the HITECH Act Breach Notification Rule, says Harry Rhodes, director of practice leadership at the American Health Information Management Association.
"It's not enough to know the architecture of the breach system," says Michael Aisenberg of MITRE Corp. "Leaders have to understand the different jurisdiction of where they do business, where their customers are and which breach law applies."
Building on existing contactless NFC technology could bridge the gap between the mag-stripe and chip and PIN. And the Smart Card Alliance says merchants should begin investing in infrastructure upgrades now.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will soon seek feedback on using certain existing standards for metadata for specific purposes, such as to indicate a patient's privacy preferences, within electronic health records. ONC will then consider the comments before deciding whether to require the use of...
Security experts at this week's Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit agree: Security, not compliance, has to be the new focus. Cyberintrusions cannot be stopped, and the RSA breach should be a lesson to the industry.
The new orders, signed a month ago by President Obama, detail when the military must seek presidential approval for a specific cyberassault on an enemy and weave cyber capabilities into U.S. war fighting strategy, the AP reports.