July 04, 2013 Added by:Jon Long
Recently I have had opportunities to observe several auditors defend why they believe the controls contained in their client's SSAE 16 reports are relevant to internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR).
July 03, 2013 Added by:Phil Cox
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Omnibus Rule, which finalized all the former interim rules for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) compliance.
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June 24, 2013 Added by:Matt Neely
By performing penetration tests on hospital networks and medical devices, security researchers have found that many commonly used devices are insecure and can be easily compromised.
June 19, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt
RESTful architectures have been the general buzz of websites for the last few years. The simplicity, scalability and statelessness of this approach to client-server communications has been adopted by many of the top social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Why? Well, in their specific cases, developer adoption is a huge priority.
June 04, 2013 Added by:Jon Long
"Irregardless" is not a word, and is not a substitute for irrespective or regardless. "Begging the question" is a logical fallacy, not a substitute for "...which raises the question...", and there is no such thing as an "SSAE 16 certification".
May 09, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
Often in the security field we hear the question asked, “Who’s watching the watchers?” It occurred to me recently that one might make a similar rhetorical quip about other aspects of our field – in particular, the question of “Who’s standardizing the standards?”
April 25, 2013 Added by:Andrew Avanessian
PCI DSS Requirement guidelines certainly reinforce how compliance has hardened from suggestive or advisory directives to true mandates with hefty fines and strict consequences for those failing to take heed.
March 20, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
The safeguarding of private customer information has become a top priority for many organizations, thanks in no small part to government regulation and industry oversight, as we move toward an increasingly digital world.
February 01, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
In our previous post on patient privacy, we noted that patient data loss is a lot like planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle – no one really knows where the planes disappeared to, since the people on the planes never return to tell the story...
January 22, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
After the sanity check with the team that constructed the threat scenarios, you and your HIPAA consultant need to calculate your Value at Risk. Calculating VaR will help shed light on where to save money and where to spend money...
January 16, 2013 Added by:Ed Bellis
Gene Kim was kind enough to provide me with an advanced review copy of The Phoenix Project who is a co-author of the book. Fair warning: the first half of this book brought back nails-on-a-chalkboard type memories of dealing with large-scale audits and everything that comes with it...
January 13, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
We start with one big problem. Internet architecture was never made for security. One of my earliest articles quoted the father of the Internet Vint Cerf by saying, "One of things incumbent on all of us is to introduce strong authentication into the fabric of the smart grid. We did not do that with the Internet."
January 05, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman
Patient data loss is a lot like planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle – no one really knows where the planes disappeared to, since the people on the planes never came back to tell the story. The same way we talk about patient data loss and never really consider how you can “lose” patient data and whether it can be “returned”.
December 17, 2012 Added by:Randall Frietzsche
We need a well-conceived set of administrative and technical controls - our policy, while still acknowledging that every living creature on the planet is organically attached to a smart device, must dictate that the user will follow the policy at risk of termination...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet
Two security firms, the established Rapid7 vulnerability manager and eGestalt, a cloud-based compliance management provider, have signed an OEM deal that will do something for the IT security industry that hasn’t been done before: a combination security and compliance posture management...
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