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.
New payment card security standards issued by the PCI Council include a number of improvements, plus some glaring omissions, such as requirements for mobile, security experts say. What are their chief concerns?
The OCC's DDoS risk warnings to community banks may indicate more regulatory scrutiny is on the way. Banks should prepare for more oversight of their cyber-attack reporting and threat mitigation practices.
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.
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.
Gov. Nikki Haley devoted nearly 10 percent of her State of the State address to cybersecurity, responding to public outrage over a breach of South Carolina's tax system that exposed the records of nearly 4 million taxpayers.
In light of growing threats and the increasing complexity of information technology, organizations must get everyone in the enterprise, especially top leaders, involved in assessing and managing information risk.
Despite numerous data breaches, as well as financial incentives and penalties, many healthcare organizations aren't taking risk assessment requirements seriously. Experts offer insights on best practices.
The Democratic Party platform on cybersecurity suggests that President Obama will take unilateral action to safeguard the nation's critical IT infrastructure because of Congress' inability to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
The only way to put a dent in financial fraud and cybercrime is through aggressive prosecution and tough sentences for the guilty. That's why a sentencing last week in the RBS WorldPay case is disappointing.