Physician group practices, many of which are adopting their first electronic health record system, need to make staff training on privacy and security issues a top priority, says Susan Turney, M.D., the new CEO at the Medical Group Management Association.
A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
Bank of America's Keith Gordon says securing the mobile channel is much like securing any other banking channel: Controlling risks requires layers of security and controls. But educating customers plays a key security function, too.
Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into a new practice in which credit agencies keep estimates of individuals' personal information such as medication use and personal income from consumers.
Improving regulatory compliance efforts is the No. 1 information security priority for healthcare organizations in the year ahead. That's a key finding of the inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey.
Medtronic's announcement that it's launching an "in-depth risk/benefit analysis" following an "ethical hack" of one of its insulin pumps is good news. We hope that Medtronic and all other medical device manufacturers launch long-overdue, aggressive efforts to improve medical device safeguards.
ID theft expert Joanna Crane wonders whether banks, government agencies and healthcare providers do enough to assist consumers with ID theft recovery, saying consumer expectations are often loftier than what's being done to meet the demand.
Occupy supporters plan today to protest at several banks' headquarters in NYC. Coming on the heels of cyberattacks that targeted police in Boston, how worried should banks be about growing physical threats and cyberattacks waged by Occupy sympathizers?