Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
The Office of the Inspector General will scrutinize the privacy and security policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the details of the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program.
Researchers explore adapting geolocation technology to identify where data reside on the cloud so organizations can comply with IT security laws and regulations, RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman says.
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Devising strategies for ensuring social media are not used in ways that violate patient privacy is one of the top trends for 2011, says Lisa Gallagher, senior director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
"What's interesting is that the criminals are now using cryptographic technology to protect the card information they steal, and that's posing challenges for detection and law enforcement," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council.