"It you were to ask me to rank order where industries are in terms of their cybersecurity capability, I think power is at or close to the bottom of the list, says Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency.
Sens. John Kerry and John McCain introdcued legislation that would balance individual privacy rights while allowing businesses to collect consumer information that could be used to market products and services.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has the experience that could help move the office from strategy development to execution on a number of issues, including the privacy and security of health information, some observers say.
Heartland Payment Systems hacker Albert Gonzalez seeks to overturn his conviction and 20-year sentence, a record for a computer breach, maintaining he committed his crimes with the knowledge of his Secret Service handlers.
Joy Pritts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says the office intends to develop standards that would give patients the ability to exclude clinicians from accessing certain portions of their electronic health records.