The HIPAA Omnibus Rule stresses the need for business associates to adequately safeguard patient information. What are the implications? Here's what a federal privacy officer and a consumer advocate have to say.
Homeland Security Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford says the federal government will provide appropriate funding to keep the federal government IT secure even if President Obama and Congress fail to prevent automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for March 1.
CISOs looking for a way to build credibility with senior executives - and win funding for important projects - need to drop the "just say no" approach and build a reputation as a team player, says security professor Ray Davidson.
Information sharing within the financial sector has been critical in thwarting cyber-attacks. Legislation pending before Congress would help bridge the information gap among industries, says Paul Smocer of BITS.
Will 2013 be the year Congress enacts comprehensive cybersecurity legislation? If the mainstream media keeps reporting on cyber-incidents, those news stories could provide the catalyst to get Congress to act.
President Obama, in his State of the Union address, says the executive order will strengthen the nation's cyberdefenses by increasing information sharing with business and developing standards to protect national security and privacy.