Health data breaches involving the loss or theft of unencrypted computing devices are a persistent problem, according to the most recent federal statistics. A security expert offers insights and advice.
The bill's chief sponsor says agencies struggle with cyberthreats. "This update to FISMA will incorporate the last decade of technological innovation, while also addressing FISMA shortcomings realized over the past years." Rep. Darrell Issa says.
Most people will remember March 13, 2013, as the day Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio ascended to the papacy as Pope Francis. But for those who consider cybersecurity vital for society's well-being, it's an historic date as well.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule could play an important role in improving the security of medical devices that store patient data, says an official with the agency that enforces HIPAA. Find out what part the rule could play.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule includes three new considerations for determining potential civil monetary penalties following a breach investigation. What are the implications for breach prevention strategies?
Debate over cybersecurity bills last year coupled with recent, highly publicized attacks have raised the visibility of the threat, and that could push Congress to enact IT security legislation in 2013, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule stresses the need for business associates to adequately safeguard patient information. What are the implications? Here's what a federal privacy officer and a consumer advocate have to say.
Homeland Security Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford says the federal government will provide appropriate funding to keep the federal government IT secure even if President Obama and Congress fail to prevent automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for March 1.