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.
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.
How do we lessen the risks posed by mobile devices and their apps, along with direct access provided to proprietary corporate data and networks? Here are five clear, actionable ways to mitigate your risks.
Recent penalties against financial institutions for violating money-laundering regulations may not be a deterrent, says anti-money-laundering expert Kevin Sullivan. What's needed? Stronger punishments, he says.
Information sharing within the financial sector has been critical in thwarting cyber-attacks. Legislation pending before Congress would help bridge the information gap among industries, says Paul Smocer of BITS.
Security threats to healthcare organizations are on the rise - and so are regulatory requirements. Kim Singletary of McAfee discusses the top breach prevention and response challenges for healthcare organizations in 2013.
Cybersecurity legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last year, and that President Obama opposed, will be reintroduced Feb. 13 by the Republican chair and Democratic ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.