The American National Standards Institute has begun accepting applications from organizations that want to be accredited to certify electronic health records software for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program.
Don't miss your opportunity to participate in the Healthcare Information Security Today survey. Preliminary results show that about 40 percent of healthcare organizations rate their ability to counter security threats as poor, failing or in need of improvement....
"We face a broad threat ... and each consumer has to understand that their part in protecting both their own finances and the financial infrastructure, together, is a very large part," says Ian Harper, Pentagon Federal Credit Union.
Small businesses have room to improve when it comes to fraud prevention. And according to a recent study commissioned by TD Bank, a lack of understanding and apathy are challenges that need to be overcome.
A federal proposal that would require healthcare organizations to provide patients with a report listing everyone who has electronically accessed their records needs revamping, two regulatory experts agree.
Creating a culture of security within an organization may be on CISOs' wish lists, but it's often hard to educate and spread that message, says Justin Somaini, chief information security officer at Yahoo.
Ocean Bank failed to implement an effective BSA/AML Compliance Program, with internal controls "reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering and other suspicious activity in a timely manner," regulators say.
As social media continues to evolve and new threats continue to emerge, organizations must constantly re-evaluate their policies and conduct risk assessments, says Andrew Kennedy, who heads up social media policy for BITS.
Organizations eager to take advantage of cloud computing need to take a step back and consider many critical privacy and security issues, says Feisal Nanji, executive director at the security consulting firm Techumen.
Various committees in both houses claim jurisdiction over different aspects of IT security, and intra-house squabbling can cause a bill to get lost on its way to becoming law, says Purdue University's Eugene Spafford, who closely follows the progress of cybersecurity legislation.
The PCI Security Standards Council's new guidance for tokenization offers clarification and recommendations for merchants struggling to determine which tokenization solution is best, especially where compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is concerned.
As of Aug. 22, 306 major health information breaches affecting a total of almost 11.7 million individuals were included in the official federal tally. Fourteen incidents affecting a total of about 270,000 were added since July 22.
Simply put, former FDIC Chair William Isaac says the "U.S. economy is really struggling," and could be on the verge of a double-dip recession, if global political leadership does not initiate some significant changes - and fast.
The team at the European Network and Information Security Agency identified 50 security threats that exist within the new web standards and sent recommendations for how they should be addressed to W3C.