The Privacy and Security Tiger Team is spelling out best practices for giving patients clear and simple guidance regarding how to safeguard electronic health records when downloading them from a hospital or a clinic.
"Technological innovation (has) proven to be an overwhelming force for good; however, transnational criminal organizations have taken advantage of our increasingly interconnected world to expand their illicit enterprises," President Obama says.
Though America remains dominant on land, sea and air, technical and economic barriers to gain entry in cyberspace are much lower for adversaries, and as a result, place the United States' networks at great risk, GAO says.
From the exposure of thousands of Citi cardholders to the Michaels debit breach, fraud continues to impact card issuers. Involving the consumer in prevention is a step financial institutions must take, says Javelin's Phil Blank.
HealthcareInfoSecurity has launched its inaugural Healthcare Information Security Today survey gauging top trends, threats and priorities for hospitals, clinics, health plans and integrated delivery systems.
"Consumer notification is often hampered by the fact that companies must first determine their obligations under 47 different state regimes," says Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., the subcommittee's chair and bill's sponsor.
"The first step is for banks to admit there is a problem before they can address it, and many bankers are still in denial," says Shirley Inscoe, author of the book "Insidious: How Trusted Employees Steal Millions and Why It's So Hard for Banks to Stop Them."
In a merger, it's important for both organizations to have strong communication and data protection processes in place, says Phil Romero, senior security architect of First Technology Federal Credit Union. His institution just led a $4.75 billion merger.
If enacted,the bill that's heading to the House floor would require increased coordination and prioritization of federal cybersecurity R&D activities and the development of cybersecurity technical standards. It also would strengthen cybersecurity education and talent development and promote industry partnership...
The U.S. government wants to move many services online, but the inability to authenticate customers and develop Trusted Identities has kept agencies from making the transition. This is a problem that could soon be resolved, says Mike Ozburn, principal of Booz Allen Hamilton.
"These are projects that were already...