"We cannot allow security breaches to undermine our trust in the U.S. economy," says Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat who says he'll introduce the bill. "We must step forward and curb these attacks without delay."
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew issues a directive to require 5.7 million federal employees and contractors to use personal identity verification credentials to access federal IT systems and facilities by Oct. 1.
The successor to David Blumenthal, M.D., who has announced he'll resign as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this spring, will have a lot of work to do when it comes to protecting the privacy and security of healthcare information.
DHS's inspector general expresses a few reservations about the department's enterprise-wide security program and practices for its top secret/sensitive compartmented information intelligence system, but generally called the management of the system effective.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is firing three employees and giving two others five-day unpaid suspensions because they inappropriately accessed the electronic health records of 13 student-athletes.
"It shouldn't matter from where the enterprise security services are deployed. We need to just make sure as a team we are consistently closing the vulnerabilities and risk gaps." - Greg Thompson, Scotia Bank.