In light of the critical shortage of information security professionals, organizations must strive to become a "center for security excellence" to successfully recruit the specialists they need, says analyst John Oltsik of Enterprise Strategy Group.
The HIMSS 2014 Conference, to be held Feb. 23 to 27 in Orlando, will feature an impressive lineup of privacy and security educational content, plus updates from federal regulators. Check out the highlights.
2014 is finally the "The Year of Security." When the year stars fresh on the heels of the announcement that Target has suffered a data breach that impacts tens of millions of consumer payment cards ... that gets attention. And when that's followed up quickly with a second major breach, this one of luxury retailer...
Some people say the U.S. faces a cybersecurity staffing shortage. Renowned computer science professor Eugene Spafford disagrees. He discusses what he sees as the real shortage and what we can do about it.
Many healthcare providers and their business associates have a long way to go with their HIPAA compliance efforts. But two new resources from federal regulators could help pave the way to better security.
HIPAA compliance training can play a critical role in preventing data breaches. Learn why a medical billing company switched to a cloud-based approach to improve training accountability, efficiency and documentation.
Although the enforcement date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was Sept. 23, compliance is an ongoing project, and educating smaller business associates is a continuing challenge, says Jeff Cobb, CISO at Capella Healthcare.
Lee Kim, the new director of privacy and security at HIMSS, says keeping track of where sensitive data is located, detecting breaches and dealing with insider threats are among the most critical issues.
A conference hosted by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide insights on HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance as well as other hot health data security topics.