Security

After living with varied EMRs across its network for some time, Boston-based Partners HealthCare has decided to take the massive Epic plunge, with plans to spend an estimated $1.2 billion on the new platform. That cost estimate is up from the initial quite conservative spending...

Do CIOs have an inherent conflict of interest when it comes to security? What should be their InfoSec involvement? Who in the enterprise should take the lead on cyber-security issues? And what role should the CIO play? These were the two main questions with which speakers...

Health system "provided false responses" to a risk control self assessment What happens when a health system with liability insurance fails to secure protected health information of its patients and is hit with a $4.13 million class action settlement for it? The civil actions of one...

Bluetooth can rat out your location, researchers say. Bluetooth is everywhere these days—from your Android Wear smartwatch and fitness tracker, to the iPhone in your pocket. Thanks to the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile, they can connect to each other easily without draining your battery power....

New technology allows irises to be scanned from 40 feet away. Is this a wonder weapon against crime and terrorism or a way for governments to invade our privacy and track our movements? Imagine if you could be identified with certainty from 40 feet away by...

What is your favorite food? What was your first teacher’s name? What’s the name of your first pet? Do those questions sound familiar to you? If they do, it’s probably because you either have really boring and repetitive conversations or you’ve answered them as security...

'I have never found an insurance company that required a sophisticated attacking incident' It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What's more, the cyberattack wasn't even detected...

Mobile devices actually aren't the big target. If you haven't gotten serious about data cyberattacks at your organization, now's the time to do so. Because they're about to hit companies worldwide with a $2.1 trillion price tag. At least that's according to new research published by Juniper...