Security

Meaningful use. Two words of towering importance that now remind every hospital administrator, CFO and medical group CEO that they must comply with newly promulgated regulations from federal HIPAA and HITECH legislation., or risk forfeiting funds previously received from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid...

In 2014 medical institutions and healthcare providers made up nearly a third of all data breaches, according to records from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. While attacks on financial services are slightly more prevalent, consumers should be much more concerned with getting their medical insurance or health...

While many encryption protocols have been broken—or worked around&—by the National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations, Internet users hoping to keep their information and communications private should not be entirely disheartened, according to a presentation Dec. 29 at the Chaos Communications Congress hacking convention....

Gogo Inflight Internet, the only way to access the Internet on nine major airlines such as Delta, American, U.S. Airways and Virgin Atlantic, apparently doesn't think you need secure browsing. Gogo, it turns out, has been intentionally issuing fake SSL certificates to its Internet users. That's...

Doomed. That word was my conclusion leaving a recent San Diego event on cyber-security. My city is exceptionally well organized around this topic, which makes my feeling all the more compelling. We have a non-profit to advance awareness, education, and preparation. But listening to the speakers...

In the (first) Cold War, Americans worried about nuclear attack and a retaliatory Armageddon that would have reduced the world to a smoldering wreck. Then came the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when a small group of suicidal zealots turned hijacked airplanes into bombs. Today's weapons...

On Wednesday, Dropbox unveiled a new API (see our API explainer) intended to let large corporate clients tie third-party security tools into Dropbox 's cloud storage. Next week, its rival Box plans its own security announcement aimed at helping employees at big organization collaborate and...

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier. The co-founder of Apple has joined former colleagues from flash storage maker Fusion-io at Primary Data, a Silicon Valley...

When Diane Schwarz became CIO of Textron in 2013, the company had a Chairman’s Award for innovation which focused on product and services innovation, but it had no awards for innovation in IT. As part of a drive toward instilling a culture of...