The Social Security Administration sold the information in a database of deceased individuals that erroneous contained the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, full names and ZIP codes of living people, the inspector general reports.
The HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program marked a landmark April 18. Hospitals and physicians can now use an attestation system to begin verifying to Medicare that they qualify as meaningful users of certified electronic health records
Superior Bank, a $3 billion institution based in Birmingham, Ala., was closed on Friday, April 15. It was the largest of six banks to fail this week. Additionally, two credit unions were placed into conservatorship.
It's been over three months since the accidental disclosure. When will the final FFIEC authentication update be released? "I don't think we're any less safe," says Gartner's Avivah Litan. "We just need to step up enforcements."
Gigi Hyland, board member of the National Credit Union Administration, says the latest draft of authentication guidance is awaiting final signoff from just one member agency of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt unveils a government/private-sector strategy that the administration says would eventually let users obtain a single credential as a one-time digital password to transact business over the Internet.
"Although we have made good progress in creating information sharing entities, to share information securely and efficiently, we have not adequately tackled the critically important issues associated with the timeliness and completeness of information," Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council Chair Jane Carlin...
Payment card fraud. ACH and wire transfers. ATM skimming. And especially insider crimes. These are among today's top information security threats to institutions, says banking regulator Gigi Hyland in an exclusive interview.
Altra Federal Credit Union developed a calculated strategy before moving to the cloud -- advice all financial institutions should follow, says Brian Boettcher, VP of IT, who shares his lessons learned.
This week's top news and views: Cutting funding for IT security could prove dicey, comments from DHS Undersecretary Philip Reitinger and Sen. Thomas Carper; year-long Texas breach exposed personal information of 3.5 million; bill unveiled to safeguard personal data online; and Google and Microsoft battle over cloud...
The ongoing effort to enable the secure exchange of health information from coast to coast recently got a very important boost when five well-known healthcare organizations joined forces to serve as trailblazers.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to take an incremental approach to testing components of a new health information exchange architecture envisioned by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.