Items listed under "Critical Infrastructure"

EHNAC Releases Final 2016 Criteria Versions for 18 Accreditation Programs

The security of the data that rests in the servers of the health care industry is of great concern to the general public and government agencies. Assuring that the data remains confidential, its integrity remains secure, yet accessible, are worthy objectives. The...  [Read More]

EHNAC Releases Final 2016 Criteria Versions for 18 Accreditation Programs

The security of the data that rests in the servers of the health care industry is of great concern to the general public and government agencies. Assuring that the data remains confidential, its integrity remains secure, yet accessible, are worthy objectives. The...  [Read More]

Risk Analysis in Healthcare

Recently a healthcare organization was fined $850,000 for HIPAA violations. At the top of the list of non-compliant activities was the failure of the organization to conduct a thorough risk analysis of all of its ePHI (electronic protected health information.) The HIPAA...  [Read More]

Does The National Security Letter effect our privacy?

As US citizens we are very concerned with our right to individual privacy and we protect that right judicially. The Privacy Act of 1974 provides safeguards against invasion of personal privacy through the misuse of records by Federal Agencies. This Act was...  [Read More]

Offshore Outsourcing in Healthcare Legal Considerations

When a healthcare organization makes the decision to outsource a service offshore and the service includes offshoring PHI…what are the legal obligations? The first thing the organization should do is identify all of the state and federal laws related to the offshoring...  [Read More]

Who are the Hidden Faces of Cyber Talent?

As Veterans Day comes to a close, and everyone has enjoyed the day with their veteran of choice; a sister or brother, uncle, father, and son. I ponder on my family of veterans; the service they contributed, and wonder where there career...  [Read More]

Offshore Outsourcing in Healthcare Mitigation

There are some things that a healthcare organization can do to mitigate the risks inherent in off shoring. Setting up a organization for off shoring is a two-part effort. The first part is a clean room at the off shore site and...  [Read More]

Offshore Outsourcing in Healthcare

This is the first in a series of postings on offshore outsourcing in healthcare. This first posting will provide some background information, while subsequent posts will address the legal issues, risks, and possible ways to mitigate the risks to the extent possible....  [Read More]

Information Security in the Classroom

I have written several times about the experience of teaching information security in the classroom, both in the brick and mortar and online environments. My focus has always been on the student and the ways I try to make it interesting and...  [Read More]

Federal Government Increases its Focus on Cybersecurity

The U.S. government has recently begun to take concrete steps to help companies protect themselves and one another from the growing threat posed by cyber attackers....  [Read More]