News about recent healthcare information breaches offers an important reminder: Monitoring the privacy and security procedures of your business associates should be a vital component of any breach prevention strategy.
Breach notification laws in most states would be preempted if a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee becomes law. But that's a big if because of GOP objections, such as those voiced by the panel's ranking member, Charles Grassley.
Known as "recursion" among his LulzSec compatriots, Cody Kretsinger is among the hacking group's members responsible for the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers between May 27 and June 2, according to federal authorities.
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.
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.
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.
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance President Ellen McCarthy used the revelation of the hack, uncovered late Wednesday, to highlight a major point of the study: How government can help industry protect its IT.
While it's good to see more privacy and security details included in the final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, much work remains to ensure patient information is protected when it's exchanged.