The continuing loss of data to China suggests that the federal government should carefully assess the cybersecurity implications associated with the expansion of Chinese cloud and mobile providers in the U.S.
Developing secure mobile applications is just one part of the process in creating new programs. Communicating how applications are secured is crucial in building IT security awareness among stakeholders.
Thor Ryan, chief security officer at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, offers lessons learned as a result of his organization's $1.7 million settlement following a HIPAA compliance investigation triggered by a small breach incident.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a stolen, unencrypted hospital laptop and an Australian phone provider leaking information on hundreds of thousands of customers.
Some organizations are focusing so much attention on the bring-your-own-device trend and on implementing a mobile device management system that they're neglecting mobile app security issues, says security expert Jeff Williams.