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.
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.
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.
As federal authorities continue efforts to develop privacy and security guidelines for health information exchanges, a new survey shows that healthcare providers and others consider privacy and security as the issues with the most potential to derail HIEs.
In the second major HIPAA enforcement action announced by federal authorities this week, Massachusetts General Hospital and its physicians organization have entered into a resolution agreement that calls for paying a $1 million settlement and taking corrective action to avoid future violations.
The owner of four clinics in Maryland has been fined $4.3 million for HIPAA privacy rule violations that involved failing to provide 41 patients with access to their medical records and then failing to cooperate with federal investigators.
Though the E-Government Act assigns primary responsibility for IT security to agency CIOs, the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, introduced last week in the Senate, delineates responsibilities for CISOs.