Most organizations have yet to realize the cybersecurity benefits of big data analytics, says Russell Thomas of Zions Bank. He explains steps the pioneering bank is taking to revolutionize its big data operations.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says the toughest international cybersecurity challenge facing the Obama administration is getting cooperation in coordinating responses to online crime.
Some security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed Stage 3 rule for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program could confuse healthcare entities about the importance of conducting a broad HIPAA risk assessment.
Federal regulators issued a report about weaknesses found in an audit of Premera Blue Cross' systems about a month before an attack by hackers against the health insurer apparently started. Could those weaknesses have opened the door to an attack?
The massive cyber-attacks targeting health insurers Premera Blue Cross and Anthem Inc. make it clear that hackers increasingly view large healthcare organizations, especially payers, as attractive targets.
A recent incident involving disposed in a vendor's dumpster is an example of why healthcare organizations say business associates taking inadequate security steps ranks as their No. 1 perceived breach threat today.
A former Texas hospital worker has received a prison term for violating HIPAA, one of the toughest penalties yet for such a crime. Learn why some legal experts say more criminal prosecutions for HIPAA violations are likely.
On the heels of the FFIEC's new business continuity guidelines, Deputy Comptroller Beth Dugan hints that new guidance related to cybersecurity risks affecting payments and mobile transactions may be coming.
News that health insurer Anthem Inc. suffered a massive breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database illustrates yet again the healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic takes an updated look at the top five health data breaches.
Federal regulators have unveiled a draft roadmap for achieving nationwide secure health data exchange built on interoperable electronic health records systems within the next three years. Learn about the privacy and security components.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM announces Identity Mixer, a cloud-based encryption technology designed to protect personal data online, while Proofpoint releases its Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0.
As the number of major health data breaches continues to climb, federal regulators are taking steps to make the process of reporting breaches using online tools more efficient, hoping that will help ease the launching of investigations.