Until the IRS corrects the identified weaknesses, its financial systems and information remain unnecessarily vulnerable to insider threats, including errors or mistakes and fraudulent or malevolent acts by insiders, GAO auditors says.
Insurer Health Net is notifying 1.9 million individuals that their healthcare and personal information may have been breached as a result of nine server drives missing from a California data center managed by IBM.
The Internet is inherently insecure, and the only way to ensure today's evolving information systems is to build them upon three pillars of trust. This is the premise of Mike Ozburn, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, which has just authored a new white paper about these pillars.
Roundup of news and insights from the National HIPAA Summit, including the announcement that state attorneys general soon will receive training on how to file federal civil lawsuits for HIPAA violations.
Nearly 8 of 10 hard drives tested contained tax returns, Social Security numbers, names of children placed in foster homes, passwords and child abuse documentation, an audit by New Jersey authorities reveals.
This week's report focuses on one story: Senate WikiLeaks hearing, in which administration officials explained how the WikiLeaks episode occurred and what's being done to prevent such a breach from occurring again.
Joy Pritts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says the office intends to develop standards that would give patients the ability to exclude clinicians from accessing certain portions of their electronic health records.
In the initial wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, business continuity plans have been tested, and organizations now are dealing with severe aftershocks and a growing national crisis, says Alan Berman, executive director of DRI International.