The Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Sector Coordinating Council on Wednesday published an updated toolkit that aims to help healthcare entities align security programs with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework.
Healthcare providers and their vendors often fear federal regulatory action, but do fines and corrective action many any difference at all? As breach cases have nearly doubled since 2018, federal fines dropped 93% in 2022, and some say the agency is understaffed and crippled by legal challenges.
New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology - if properly applied by HIPAA regulated entities - could help organizations avoid fines and similar enforcement actions by regulators in the wake of breaches, some experts say.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for organizations to counter supply chain risks. The new document addresses how to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks throughout the supply chain at all levels of an organization.
On the cusp of 2022, John Kindervag - the father of the Zero Trust security model - reflects on how the Zero Trust dialogue has evolved in 2021 and makes his New Year's predictions. Will the president's executive order be an accelerator or an anchor? Which myths are ripe to be busted?
Chinese threat actors may increasingly look to steal sensitive, encrypted data in hopes of decrypting it with quantum computing technology in the years ahead, according to a new report. Researchers say Chinese threat actors may target government, business and academic data with long-term value.
The White House is preparing executive branch agencies to adopt "zero trust" network architectures by 2024, with CISA and the OMB overseeing the creation of technology road maps that departments must follow. This is a major component of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code. The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.
Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections. Connecticut has enacted a law designed to give certain legal protections to businesses that adhere to cybersecurity frameworks. And a new data privacy law in Colorado allows individuals to opt out of data collection.
NIST has published its definition of "critical software" for the U.S. federal government as the standards agency begins fulfilling requirements laid out in President Biden's executive order on cybersecurity. The software part of the executive order looks to reduce the threat of supply chain attacks.
In defining an IAM strategy for the cloud, CISOs need to automate the processes of provisioning, de-provisioning, monitoring and auditing as well as implementing federated access and API integration, says Rushdhi Mohammad, information security officer at the Industrial Bank of Kuwait.
In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, NIST's Ron Ross has turned his attention to systems security engineering - and the reality that the adversaries are exploiting it to their advantage better than the defenders are. This disparity, Ross says, has to change.
Under legislation passed by Congress this weekend that awaits President Trump's signature, HIPAA enforcers, when considering financial penalties for compliance violations, would need to determine whether an organization had implemented "recognized security practices," such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, the first U.S. federal law addressing IoT security. The act requires federal agencies to only procure devices that meet minimum cybersecurity standards.