Covered entities and business associates will be under heightened data privacy and security scrutiny in 2014. But experts say there are several basic steps those organizations can take to ensure HIPAA compliance.
As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.
Days before the release of the Obama administration's cybersecurity framework, Senate Republicans issued a report detailing vulnerabilities in federal IT, suggesting the White House get its own house in order.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.
The latest data breach notification bill comes from the Senate Commerce Committee, whose chairman Jay Rockefeller says the recent string of retailer breaches means companies need to do a better job protecting their customers' information.
Several payment system experts testifying at a Senate hearing on Feb. 3 urged the adoption of chip card technology in the wake of breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. But representatives of banking and retailing engaged in some finger-pointing.
The PCI Security Standards Council has no plans to modify its standards for payment card data security in response to high-profile payment card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, says Bob Russo, the council's general manager.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in the wake of a recent data breach that affected nearly 840,000 members. One legal expert predicts breach-related litigation could soar in 2014.
Representatives of the American Bankers Association, the National Retail Federation and the PCI Security Standards Council are among those slated to testify at a Feb. 3 Senate hearing on safeguarding consumers' financial data.
In light of recent high-profile retail breaches, The Financial Services Roundtable is asking Congress to pass a national data breach notification law and expand oversight of the retail and telecommunications sectors.
In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.