Enforcing standards for privacy and security is a major part of a new health information exchange accreditation program, says Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.
Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services IT systems are vulnerable to insider threats, according to a report by the Insider Threat Center at CERT, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NIST updates its national checklist program for IT products, tech specs for SCAP and guide to using vulnerability naming schemes as well as providing a status report on its cryptographic hash algorithm competition.
In case you weren't one of the more than 31,000 who attended this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Orlando, here's a rundown of some of the privacy and security news from the show.
A team headed by Senior Computer Scientist Ron Ross will update one of NIST's premier risk management publications - SP 800-53: Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.