Government officials have confirmed a potential threat by al-Qaida against the United States as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Provisions in legislation introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., target companies that store online data for more than 10,000 people to assure their customers' personally identifiable information is protected.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics reports that a business associate's subcontractor caused a health information breach when information about 20,000 patients treated in the hospital's emergency department was posted on a website.
Although the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago were a strong catalyst for ramped up disaster recovery and business continuity planning, there's still plenty of work to do, says security specialist Mac McMillan.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks struck the U.S., but the impact and lessons affected the world and the entire information security profession, says Rolf von Roessing, past international vice president of ISACA.
A new report to Congress about major healthcare information breaches shows that federal officials have yet to complete their investigations of corrective actions taken in the wake of 70 percent of incidents.
The Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence has worked to prevent anti-money laundering and illegal cash flow from reaching the hands of terrorist groups, but more needs to be done to further mitigate risks, says Treasury Assistant Secretary Daniel L. Glaser.
"Everyone from the Fed down knew about this and chose to let it go," says mortgage fraud expert L.T. Lafferty. "As a result of that regulatory complacency, the market continues to be plagued with fraudulent activity."
Nearly 7.9 million Americans were affected by almost 30,800 health information breaches between September 2009, when a federal healthcare breach notification rule took effect, and the end of 2010, according to a new report to Congress.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, federal IT leader Mark Forman was briefing government chief human resources directors on the president's e-government initiative at a forum at the University of Maryland, a 10-mile drive from his White House office, when word came of the first jet crashing into the north tower of the...