Plans to launch some onsite HIPAA compliance audits are now on hold while the agency that enforces HIPAA completes more than 200 desk audit reports, says Deven McGraw, deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.
New York has become the first state to impose a cybersecurity regulation on financial institutions and insurers. Will other states follow with their own regulations to strengthen security in these business sectors?
Federal regulators have signed a $5.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Florida-based healthcare system for breaches related to unauthorized employee access to more than 100,000 patients' information in a case that subsequently led to federal criminal charges.
Increasingly, security leaders want to migrate from disparate point solutions to integrated security platforms. Kevin Flynn and Ravid Circus of Skybox Security lay out the business and security benefits.
The FTC and FCC are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says attorney Joseph Burton. What enforcement trends might we expect to see in 2017?
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2017 Conference will offer a slew of educational sessions and informative exhibits focused on top cybersecurity and data privacy challenges facing the healthcare sector. Catch our coverage.
Australia's Parliament has passed a mandatory data breach notification law that requires some organizations to tell consumers and regulators about an incident within 30 days or face hefty fines. But one security expert says the law has gaps that could pose risks.
As ransomware attacks continue to plague organizations in healthcare and other sectors, Maryland is considering legislation specifically identifying ransomware attacks as a crime punishable with prison sentences. California and Wyoming are among the states that have enacted somewhat similar legislation.
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
When it comes to health data privacy and security issues, industry experts aren't sure what to expect from Tom Price, M.D., the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. But they offer a wish list of what they hope will happen.
Plenty of healthcare organizations have been stung by data breaches caused by their business associates. That's one reason why Beaufort Memorial Hospital has been taking a variety of measures to help prevent reportable incidents involving its BAs, says CIO Ed Ricks.