Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.
The co-chair of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President praises the Obama administration's commitment to IT security, but says the administration has much more work to do to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat cyber threats.
In case you weren't one of the more than 31,000 who attended this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Orlando, here's a rundown of some of the privacy and security news from the show.
Though the E-Government Act assigns primary responsibility for IT security to agency CIOs, the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, introduced last week in the Senate, delineates responsibilities for CISOs.
Once a CEO understands the value and risks catered through mobile functionality, it is easier to discuss mobile innovations, policy and how the company can then strike a balance to meet customer and employee requirements.
Physicians adopting electronic health records systems need to demonstrate to their patients that they're taking adequate steps to keep records secure because so many consumers are worried about health information privacy.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
In his new post, Chris Painter will head the State Department's global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues and serve as the department's primary liaison with his former boss, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.