Learn how the partial government shutdown is hampering a wide variety of important Department of Health and Human Services programs, ranging from patient privacy protection to disease outbreak detection.
Despite a partial government shutdown, the Department of Health and Human Services has launched key initiatives, including health insurance exchanges, that have significant privacy and security components.
While state health insurance exchanges have opened for business despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, two Department of Health and Human Services units that deal with privacy and security issues are virtually closed.
In the wake of an ongoing stream of merchant and payment processing breaches, the FDIC is reminding smaller banking institutions that they are ultimately responsible for ensuring the security of cardholder data.
Major agencies continue to struggle with implementing the Federal Information Security Management Act, which governs government cybersecurity, more than a decade after its enactment, according to a GAO report.
Mitigating card risks associated with retail malware attacks and POS vulnerabilities is a focus of updates to the PCI Data Security Standard, say Bob Russo and Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council.
With the prospect of a federal government shutdown, and its implications for IT security, it's worth considering what happened in Minnesota two years ago, when a similar budget squabble shuttered state operations for 20 days.
Top executives at healthcare organizations must take the lead in overcoming a culture that portrays privacy and security as barriers, says Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Federal regulators plan to launch a permanent HIPAA compliance audit program in 2014 that targets a larger number of organizations but covers a narrower scope of issues. Learn the details the nation's top HIPAA enforcer revealed.
Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, to be released later this year, will include a focus on the standardization of compliance assessments, says Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council.
While some in Congress argue about whether the Department of Homeland Security has too much cybersecurity authority, recently retired leader Bruce McConnell offers his take on why the department is playing an appropriate role.