Cloud computing contracts often assign certain liabilities to the customer. That means healthcare organizations, in some cases, may need additional insurance coverage, warns consultant Gerard Nussbaum.
Careers in IT security remain hot, says David Foote, noted researcher and analyst of IT workforce trends. But there's a disconnect between current job opportunities and the talent pool looking to fill them.
Before entering a contract with a cloud computing vendor, it pays to do your homework on key privacy and security issues, three experts advise. They suggest demanding transparency into the details of all cloud operations.
IT systems operated by governments, hospitals, financial institutions and other businesses averted catastrophe, for the most part, as Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Irene stormed through the Eastern seaboard over the weekend.
Facial recognition technology could prove to be an effective way to authenticate individuals seeking entry to secured buildings or databases storing sensitive information. But the biometric technology already is being abused, and IT security managers employing facial recognition should be careful to encrypt the...
The Finnish security provider F-Secure concludes the attack e-mail doesn't look too complicated. In fact, it's very simple. But the exploit inside Excel was a zero-day attack at the time and RSA couldn't have protected against it by patching its systems.
The FDIC says the number of banks on its "Problem List" dropped during the second quarter of 2011, the first quarter-to-quarter decrease since 2006. But the failure respite could be short-lived, if the economy falls back in to recession.
The bright spot is that 36 percent of the takeover incidents reported in 2010 were stopped before fraudulent funds transfers were approved. That's an improvement from 2009, when only 20 percent were thwarted.
Organizations entering into a contract with a cloud computing vendor need to have a clear understanding of how the vendor operates before signing off on their services, says Chris Witt of Wake Technology Services Inc.
The American National Standards Institute has begun accepting applications from organizations that want to be accredited to certify electronic health records software for the HITECH Act EHR incentive program.
Fraud is a global concern, and an area regulators and financial institutions the world-over are watching closely, says Bill Isaac. Whether a cyberthreat or mortgage fraud, investments in fraud prevention will continue, despite the state of the international economy.
In many states, the top information security officer champions IT security rather than dictates it, as the decisions of specific steps to take to safeguard digital assets are left to departments, agencies and commissions.