The United Kingdom and the United States are both cracking down on healthcare organizations that have experienced information breaches. But they're taking very different approaches. Which approach will prove most effective?
The United States - and other advanced societies - shouldn't let the reliability of their electric grids lull them into being unprepared for possible massive power outages caused by cyberattacks, cybersecurity expert Harry Raduege says.
Now that Congress has failed to enact significant cybersecurity legislation, President Obama needs to find new ways to secure key government and business IT systems, says Melissa Hathaway, a former top White House cybersecurity adviser.
The recent theft of an unencrypted laptop computer containing information on more than 9,500 patients of a hospital and a home health agency has Connecticut's Attorney General asking for an explanation.
Senate supporters of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to bring the measure up for a vote, a significant setback for those seeking enactment of a comprehensive cybersecurity law this year. The vote was 52 to 46.
"County governments are increasingly becoming a target for hackers and viral attack that could shut down our airports, water systems, electrical grids and courthouses," says National Association of Counties President Chris Rogers.