Covered entities and business associates will be under heightened data privacy and security scrutiny in 2014. But experts say there are several basic steps those organizations can take to ensure HIPAA compliance.
As Congressional leaders look for answers about why U.S. card security is failing, there hasn't been enough discussion surround why EMV can't easily fix our system. And the card brands have been conspicuously absent from the debate.
A review of the RSA 2014 agenda shows several seminars, panels and speakers of particular interest to healthcare-focused attendees, including those focused on mobile device security and medical device hacks.
Several payment system experts testifying at a Senate hearing on Feb. 3 urged the adoption of chip card technology in the wake of breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. But representatives of banking and retailing engaged in some finger-pointing.
The PCI Security Standards Council has no plans to modify its standards for payment card data security in response to high-profile payment card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, says Bob Russo, the council's general manager.
They're thought-leaders. Movers and shakers. VIPs and MVPs within their industry sectors. And their actions weigh heavily on how information security is practiced, taught and tested. These are 2014's Influencers.
The virtual silence on cybersecurity in President Obama's State of the Union address shouldn't be construed as a lack of commitment by the administration on information security, a White House spokeswoman says.
Representatives of the American Bankers Association, the National Retail Federation and the PCI Security Standards Council are among those slated to testify at a Feb. 3 Senate hearing on safeguarding consumers' financial data.
President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.
JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $2 billion in fines for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act tied to failure to report suspicious activity related to Bernie Madoff's decades-long, multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.