A breach that resulted in a $1 million HIPAA settlement led Partners Healthcare in Boston to take many significant steps, including merging its privacy and security efforts, says CISO Jennings Aske. More changes are planned for 2013.
The Walgreens drugstore chain will pay $16.6 million to settle a California case involving improper disposal of hazardous waste, as well as certain confidential patient information, in dumpsters near their stores.
As seen on YouTube, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, more than any other chief executive, in or out of government, is out front leading the response to a breach of its tax system. It's been an education for the governor as well as South Carolinians.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.
What's missing from remarks by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others is how the stalemate that led to the filibuster of the Cybersecurity Act could be resolved. Will the election make a difference?
Banking institutions can expect more cyberattacks, including threats from nation-states, as the U.S. elections draw near. So they must take adequate security steps - and clearly explain them to their customers.
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.
"The costly and heavy-handed regulatory approach by the current administration will increase the size and cost of the federal bureaucracy and harm innovation in cybersecurity," states the Republican Party platform.