A wave of security breaches serves as a catalyst for all types of organizations to assess the need for cyber insurance. Here's the story of one institution that saw the threat and took out a $10 million policy.
News about recent healthcare information breaches offers an important reminder: Monitoring the privacy and security procedures of your business associates should be a vital component of any breach prevention strategy.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that a key provision of a tough state medical privacy law is not preempted by federal regulations. The evolving case, which eventually could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court or grow into a class action case at the state level, is worth watching.
A silver lining is emerging behind the rash of breaches that occur all too regularly. The fact that these breaches make the public more aware of the vulnerabilities is encouraging in efforts to make the Internet safer for all.
Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
The possibility grows that hackers could take away control of the car from drivers as more automakers provide vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications networks to third-party development.
The leak of 75,000 internal military logs on the Afghanistan war is a major IT security breach, but the fact that the breach - or leak - of such magnitude occurred didn't seem to surprise many. And, two recent reports show why.