Requiring even limited use of metadata tags for stage two of the HITECH Act's electronic health record incentive program is premature and inappropriate, three associations have told federal authorities.
It's been well over a year since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. How should banking institutions prepare for the hundreds of new regulations expected to come as a result of this landmark legislation?
The breach earlier this month of certificate authority DigiNotar could prove to be the worst security event ever to happen on the Internet because it threatens, at its core, a fundamental principle of Internet transactions - economic and social - trust.
Take a look at the contract that the Department of Health and Human Services entered with KPMG to conduct HIPAA compliance audits and you'll get a few insights on what healthcare organizations can expect.
Government Accountability Office auditors say a lack of prioritization has kept agencies from requiring the use of personal identification verification credentials to obtain access to federal computer systems.
The Dutch company that was deceived by hackers into issuing fraudulent digital certificates is liquidating its assets under the protection of a bankruptcy court in the Netherlands after failing to recover from the attack.
"It's important, in that climate today, where we have very sophisticated cyberattacks taking place, to have the ability to do a fairly comprehensive analysis on the threat space," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross says.
With the Swiss bank offering new details about the severity of its trading scandal, industry experts share insights on risk management and the failure of systems and staff to detect unauthorized trades.
"We find a lot of security professionals saying, 'I'm just going to get another certification, or I'm going to get deeper into this technology skill,'" says researcher David Foote. "That's not going to get you very far."
A look at the impact of President Obama's $4 trillion plan to reduce the federal government's deficit over the next decade while creating jobs in the coming year on information security employment and spending.