A new guide from federal regulators on key privacy and security issues to address when adopting electronic health records is valuable. But additional guidance on risk assessments and other issues is needed.
Government Accountability Office auditors have identified weaknesses in information security controls at the Securities and Exchange Commission that jeopardize the confidentiality and integrity of the SEC's financial information.
CIO Roger Baker concurs with auditor's recommendations, saying the Department of Veterans Affairs has "embarked on a cultural transformation" and that "securing information is everyone's responsibility."
Legislation being drafted by an influential Republican House chairman to reform the Federal Information Security Management Act could, if enacted, reverse Obama administration policy on how IT security is governed in the federal government.
The failure to implement proper security controls exposes Internal Revenue Services financial and tax-processing systems to potential insider threat, putting taxpayer information at risk, a Government Accountability Office audit says.