The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is creating a new position of chief risk officer in a multi-faceted effort to analyze and address problems with the troubled HealthCare.gov rollout. What are the security implications?
The HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, has some compliance issues of its own to address, according to a new inspector general report. But OCR officials say they've been addressing those matters.
The White House is intensifying its effort to get federal agencies to adopt continuous monitoring and move away from the paper-based checklist compliance they've followed for a decade under the Federal Information Security Management Act.
FS-ISAC has issued a white paper with tips on streamlining third-party software risk assessments. One member of a new working group explains why the adoption of standard security controls is so critical.
As efforts to fix technical glitches on the HealthCare.gov website for Obamacare continue, taking steps to ensure security should be a top priority. Otherwise, efforts to build trust in the system will fail.
NIST is revising its 3-year-old smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes that have made the power grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers' privacy.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is the first major U.S. banking regulator to issue updated guidance on third-party risks. What are the key tenets, and what should institutions expect next?
The White House says the conversation between the president and business leaders focused on how to encourage adoption of the cybersecurity framework. Participants also discussed the need for framework adoption by suppliers.
Purdue University's Eugene Spafford discusses the ethical issues that have been brought to the forefront by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of classified details on a number of top-secret government surveillance programs.
The initial phase of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative, a new program to secure government computers, concentrates on helping federal agencies identify and manage their software and hardware assets.
Organizations collect a wealth of information as part of their governance, risk and compliance programs, and security professionals are missing out on important insights if they don't take advantage of it.