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.
CISOs looking for a way to build credibility with senior executives - and win funding for important projects - need to drop the "just say no" approach and build a reputation as a team player, says security professor Ray Davidson.
Improving mobile device security is one of the top information security priorities for the coming year, according to our new Healthcare Information Security Today survey. And that's not surprising, given the recent surge of interest in tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices.
Key factors making the security landscape riskier are the rapid rise of social networking, the growing reliance on cloud computing and the growing sophistication, criminalization and organization of hackers, a new survey shows.
When will federal regulators draft long-awaited privacy and security rules for personal health records? So far, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are being tight-lipped on the subject. Asked about the status of the rules, which, under the HITECH Act, were due in February, an HHS spokesman would...