Unfettered access to state data "is the kind of stuff that causes me to lose sleep at night," Delaware CSO Elayne Starkey says, in explaining new, stringent rules to let employees use their own smart phones to access state networks.
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.
To help agencies secure their wireless networks and technologies, the Government Accountability Office came up with eight leading practices. For now, GAO says, wireless networks remain at an increased vulnerability to attack.
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"The purpose and needs for these is to establish those same business tools for information security professionals to enable them to make better business decisions," Center for Internet Security Chief Security Officer Steven Piliero says.