By using federated digital credentials, the federal government has taken a significant step toward creating more efficiency to better serve the needs of the American people in the 21st century, Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says.
Michigan this month merged government agencies responsible for physical and information security, consolidating resources as well as opening new areas for growth and partnership, state Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann says.
Government Accountability Office auditors say a lack of prioritization has kept agencies from requiring the use of personal identification verification credentials to obtain access to federal computer systems.
The Internet is inherently insecure, and the only way to ensure today's evolving information systems is to build them upon three pillars of trust. This is the premise of Mike Ozburn, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, which has just authored a new white paper about these pillars.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew issues a directive to require 5.7 million federal employees and contractors to use personal identity verification credentials to access federal IT systems and facilities by Oct. 1.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
The Federal Aviation Administration is inadequately securing medical and personal information on the more than 3 million airmen who it certifies as being fit to operate an aircraft, according to a new report.
Whitehouse Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt used wit to share his wisdom about healthcare information security in a rambling, folksy keynote address this week. He stressed that healthcare organizations of all sizes need to take security more seriously.