The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a healthcare privacy case dealing with the power of states to bar data mining companies from selling information about doctors' prescription-writing habits to drug companies.
After firing off a letter to Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs that questions the secret tracking, Sen. Al Franken schedules a May 10 hearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee he chairs on protecting mobile privacy.
North American Clearinghouse Association, not the government, led the effort to move Food Stamps to e-payments. That's what the government wants to do with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace initiative, the fed's NSTIC point man says.
"Without improvements, the weaknesses identified may limit program and site-level officials' ability to make informed risk-based decisions that support the protection of classified information and the systems on which it resides," says Rickey R. Hass, deputy inspector general for audits and inspections.
Attackers could leverage vulnerabilities to gain control of air traffic control systems, with intruders using unprotected computers to compromise other systems that depend on the same network, a Transportation Department audit reveals.
About the same percentage of respondents cite China as a major source of concern for cyberattack as they did a year ago, a McAfee study reveals. What changed? Concern about the U.S. has declined, says study author Stewart Baker.
Key questions: What impact - if any - will the recent RSA and Epsilon data breaches have on the FFIEC's pending authentication update? And when will this long-awaited banking guidance finally be released?
Physicians who use social media to discuss their work, even without naming patients, risk privacy violations, a recent case in Rhode Island clearly illustrates. The case is an eye-opener for all clinicians about social networking risks.
It's been over three months since the accidental disclosure. When will the final FFIEC authentication update be released? "I don't think we're any less safe," says Gartner's Avivah Litan. "We just need to step up enforcements."
Gigi Hyland, board member of the National Credit Union Administration, says the latest draft of authentication guidance is awaiting final signoff from just one member agency of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
The ongoing effort to enable the secure exchange of health information from coast to coast recently got a very important boost when five well-known healthcare organizations joined forces to serve as trailblazers.