HHS releases security risk assessment tool to help providers with HIPAA compliance
by HHS Press Office | March 28, 2014 | hhs.gov
A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.
Homeland Security is seeking a national license plate tracking system
by Ellen Nakashima and Josh Hicks | February 18, 2014 | washingtonpost.com
The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to provide a national license-plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
Surprising survey: Most small businesses remain silent rather than report employee theft
by M.b. Reilly | February 18, 2014 | phys.org
In a recent survey of small businesses, a University of Cincinnati criminal justice researcher has found that only 16 percent of those that have experienced theft by employees actually reported that theft to the police.
Hospital mixes security, freedom with electronic systems
by Leah Hoenen | February 14, 2014 | securitydirectornews.com/
HAMILTON, Ontario—Personal access control and a new layout have made a positive change in the feel of a hospital stay at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Campus, a facility here offering mental-health treatment, outpatient and diagnostic imaging services, hospital officials say.
Global Cyber-Attackers Diversifying Their Techniques: CrowdStrike
by Robert Lemos | January 23, 2014 | eweek.com
A variety of groups linked to nation-states have advanced their cyber-capabilities over the past year and will likely expand their attacks in 2014, the company reported.
NYC cops to keep close eye on Super Bowl fans
by Associated Press | January 24, 2014 | online.wsj.com
NEW YORK — When Super Bowl fans fill the streets of New York City next week, police will be watching them closely — in person, in the air and on closed-circuit monitors.
Windows malware tries to infect Android devices connected to PCs
by Lucian Constantin | January 23, 2014 | computerworld.com
Researchers from Symantec found a Windows Trojan program that uses ADBto install online banking malware on Android devices
BP locking down personal devices in the face of cyberwarfare
by Derek du Preez | November 13, 2013 | csoonline.com
Oil giant BP is currently having a "big internal debate" about how it can lock down personal computers without losing out on flexibility for employees, as a direct result of the increasing threat of cyber attacks.