Detailed patient consent recommendations that a privacy and security "tiger team" recently completed are just a starting point toward giving patients far more control over their healthcare information, the co-chair of the team acknowledges.
California's Financial Abuse Reporting Act, SB 1018, which requires employees of banks and credit unions to report suspected financial elder abuse, recently saved some seniors in the San Jose area a lot of financial loss.
There have been roughly 40 incidents of skimming or POS attacks reported so far in 2010. They range from tried-and-true ATM skimming to insider crimes and the troubling new trend of pay-at-the-pump thefts.
Debbie Christofferson has worked in IT and information security for many years. And if there's anything she's learned about risk management, it's this: It's all about risk. "All of your decisions about information security should be based on risk to the organization."