The federal list of major health information breaches included 240 incidents affecting 6.5 million individuals as of Thursday. But that number soon could grow substantially as a result of incidents that made headlines this week.
The survey of local, state and federal IT security practitioners also shows a lack of faith in secure cloud computing. Half see insider threats and poor practices as their agencies' greatest vulnerabilities.
More of a passing thought than a real proposal, a former national intelligence director suggests the creation of a Department of Cyber to tackle cyber threats, but before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second thoughts.
Many of those testifying at a hearing about a presidential council's call for a universal exchange language Tuesday urged a go-slow, deliberative approach to the effort to improve the interoperability of electronic health records while maintaining privacy.