Because state HIEs vary in connectivity and interoperability levels, secure e-mail based on the Direct Project offers a dependable way of sharing patient data during a disaster, says Tia Tinney of the Southeast Region Collaborative for HIT.
Whether or not Congress enacts cyberthreat intelligence sharing legislation, the IT security community is moving forward with its own information sharing initiatives, MS-ISAC Chairman William Pelgrin says.
Cyberthreats, including distributed-denial-of-service attacks, are growing worldwide. So FS-ISAC is expanding its information sharing efforts internationally to help financial institutions counter the threats, says Bill Nelson, the organization's president.
Secure messaging based on the Direct Protocol may eventually be applied globally because of worldwide interest in health information exchange, some backers say. The protocol incorporates international standards.
If everyone supports the idea of sharing cyberthreat information, then why is information sharing so difficult? Shawn Henry, a former investigator with the FBI, tells how organizations can clear their biggest hurdles.
Democratic lawmakers issue a report contending electric utilities are constantly under cyber-attack, but Republicans respond those attacks target web portals and not the distribution system. Where's the truth?
If the hacking community judges the planned OpUSA cyber-attack a success, it could spur more nefarious actors to try more vicious disruptions of U.S. websites, a Department of Homeland Security alert says.
A Senate panel approved a bill to strengthen e-mail privacy protections despite concerns expressed by the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the legislation could hinder investigations.
On the record, security experts talk about the improvements banking institutions have made in DDoS defense, and there's no doubt they have made major improvements. Off the record, they are less optimistic.