ISMG editors, in a special report, examine the status of data breach notification laws in a number of regions, including the European Union, which this past week implemented the General Data Protection Regulation, although enforcement won't take place for two years.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling on Congress to create financial incentives for healthcare providers to boost their cybersecurity. Leslie Krigstein of CHIME offers examples of potential incentives in this in-depth audio report.
At a May 25 Congressional hearing to gain input regarding a bill that would elevate the role of CISO at the Department of Health and Human Services, legislators learn that there is no one-size-fits-all pecking order for CISOs at healthcare organizations in the private sector.
Dr. Amirudin Wahab, CEO, Malaysia Cybersecurity, says organizations in the Middle East must adopt a strong public-private partnership model and build an effective information-sharing platform to create a more secure ecosystem.
A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small - as well as lawmakers and law enforcement agencies - to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat.
Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, complexity, nuance and stealth. But human error, business compulsions and increasingly complex environments make it difficult to maintain adequate defenses, says Juniper Network's CTO for India and SAARC
Organizations chosen for remote "desk audits" of their HIPAA compliance, which will begin this summer, need to be prepared to quickly provide supporting documentation, Deven McGraw, deputy director of health information privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, explains this in-depth audio interview.
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
Hacker attacks in the healthcare sector so far this year generally have targeted smaller organizations and affected fewer individuals, in contrast with last year's massive hacker incidents. For example, one of the latest victims is a small physician group practice in Texas.
Achieving HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination. The regulatory landscape is constantly changing, resources are stretched beyond capacity, disparate systems make it difficult to assess and remediate gaps, and the sophistication of cybercriminals is accelerating faster than most healthcare organizations can...
Proposed new federal regulations would end the HITECH Act electronic health records "meaningful use" incentive program for physicians treating Medicare patients and replace it with a simplified program as part of a sweeping payment revamp. What impact would the Medicare change have on data security requirements?
Now, more than ever, managing the risks involved in working with business associates and their subcontractors should be a top priority for healthcare organizations in their efforts to safeguard patient information, says risk management expert Andrew Hicks, who explains why.
A federal court's recent rejection of a motion filed by health insurer Anthem Inc. in its attempt to fight a class-action lawsuit in the wake of its massive data breach is important because it upholds the privacy rights of breach victims, says attorney Steven Teppler.
A recent study reveals that India ranks third globally in financial Trojan infections, with more than 60,000 computers getting compromised in 2015 alone. Experts analyze why and recommend best practices to tackle them.
The recent surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals has at least one member of Congress contemplating whether HIPAA's breach notification requirements need to be clarified or updated to reflect the trend.