A government watchdog plans a variety of activities to scrutinize the data security practices of healthcare providers, including hospitals' security controls over medical devices. It also will take a close look at the HealthCare.gov website.
Here's a sampling of the many sessions at RSA 2014 that will provide timely insights for security specialists in the government sector on such topics as vetting foreign technologies and implementing the new cybersecurity framework.
The breach at Target stores that may have affected as many as 40 million credit and debit card account holders is a watershed moment that could greatly raise awareness of cybersecurity risks, says privacy attorney David Navetta.
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With information freely available about anyone on the Internet, ISACA's Robert Stroud says security professionals need to better monitor and control how personal information is being accessed and used.
In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
The Kentucky legislation, if enacted, would require victimized state agencies to notify individuals whose personal data were exposed within 35 days of the completion of the investigation into a breach.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
President Obama defends the National Security Agency's bulk-collection initiative, but suggests he may adopt some of the recommendations presented by a panel that proposes changes in the NSA's surveillance program.