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.
Businesses are faced with an assortment of security risks. Among the most prevalent risks are network attacks and infected computing systems (servers and end-user endpoints). The consequences of loss of use - that is, network failures and out-of commission computing systems - are just too great for any business to...
A Congressman is citing the recent theft of an unencrypted laptop containing health information on 616 veterans as evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not doing enough to protect information.
The federal government is seeking a contractor to help assess healthcare cybersecurity risks in the public and private sectors.
The contractor also will create and test risk mitigation strategies. The results of the project will help support development of federal policies.
Joy Pritts, J.D., has been named the first chief privacy officer within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ONC is a unit within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is carrying out the provisions of the HITECH Act, including beefed up information security...
Khalid Kark, vice president at Forrester Research, recently wrote an in-depth report on healthcare information security in which he described five key principles.
In an interview, Kark discusses each principle, including:
Take a risk-based approach and look beyond regulatory compliance, focusing instead on...