In a continuing effort to build a Standards and Interoperability Framework to help ease health information exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched two projects involving authentication issues.
"The threat environment is significant, and it's not possible for anyone to stay completely secure," Philip Reitinger says in one of his final interviews as deputy undersecretary of DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate.
An inside breach at BofA that led to more than 300 compromised accounts signifies growing concerns about internal threats. But experts say organizations can implement strategies to detect - and in some cases even predict - internal fraud.
"The administration has concerns about this provision and wants to work with Congress to ensure that any such legislation adds clarity and value to our efforts in cyberspace," a statement on policy administration says.
A July trial date has been set for a pay-at-the-pump skimming scheme that allegedly led to the theft of more than $150,000 from six Hawaii financial institutions, highlighting the growing fraud vulnerability of self-service card payments.
Organizations participating in the Nationwide Health Information Network initiative should use digital certificates that meet standards already required for federal agencies, the Privacy and Security Tiger Team is recommending.
Sen. Susan Collins faults part of the administration plan she says could give those who would do harm a roadmap to attack the nation's critical IT infrastructure. DHS's Phil Reitinger says he doubts that would happen.
Kevin Sullivan spent months at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Now, post-bin Laden, Sullivan says the 9/11 experience changed him both personally and professionally, and impacted how banking institutions view money laundering and BSA violations.
The federal list of major healthcare information breaches that have occurred since September 2009 didn't grow much in the past month. The list now includes 272 cases affecting a total of almost 10.9 million individuals.