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APT Equals FUD
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
The term "advanced persistent threat" is the latest incarnation of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that plagues the security industry.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
The Last Security Report You Need To Read
Commentary  |  5/8/2014  | 
Thereís a glut of security reports that are essentially interchangeable year over year. Save time with this handy summary instead.
Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Interop announced 27 finalists for the Best of Interop awards. Judges chose finalists in 9 categories, including SDN, mobility, and security.
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Why Alternate Payment Schemes Get No Love
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
Vendors promoting EMV, OTP, NVF, and other alphabetic credit card replacements completely miss the point.
Target Breach Takeaway: Secure Your Remote Access
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
Yes, attackers could use stolen credentials to get into your systems from a distance. But slamming the door is not the answer.
Best of Interop 2014 Open for Nominations
Event Updates  |  1/30/2014  | 
Nominations are now open for the Best of Interop 2014 awards in Las Vegas. The awards recognize innovative hardware and software. Award categories include cloud, SDN, security and mobility.
3 Reasons Security Pros Are In The Driverís Seat Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
The coming weeks are the perfect time to ask for a raise or find the job of your dreams. Don't let a perfect storm of security problems go to waste.
Is Your Security Program Effective? 7 Must-Ask Questions
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
Business leaders can, and should, insist on metrics to prove protection efforts are worth the money.
How To Lose Customers And Alienate People
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Tech products need to work properly, but customer service makes the difference between a satisfied customer and someone ready to look elsewhere.
Security Should Embrace Failure
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Security failures are inevitable in even the best-run organizations, but vendors and security pros alike have to pretend perfection is the only standard that matters. This doesn't help anyone.
Palo Alto Integrates Next-Generation Firewall With VMware NSX
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
New firewall appliance combines Palo Alto's Panorama central management platform with ESXi VMs by plugging into the NSX virtual network controller.
Securing The Software-Defined Network
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
SDNs offer the ability to centralize and automate network security functions, but only if security requirements are implemented correctly from the ground up. Learn how to secure the many components of the SDN.
Firewall Administration For Sysadmins: A Primer
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
For sysadmins trying to get their applications to work, the firewall can seem like an impediment. With more insight into firewalls and the job of a firewall administrator, a sysadmin will be able to communicate better with the security team.
First Look at Interop Las Vegas
Event Updates  |  11/18/2013  | 
Here's a sneak preview of what to expect at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Walgreens Accused Of Exposing Customer Health Data
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Pharmacists' move from behind the counter exposes customer data to prying eyes and violates HIPAA, says Change to Win Retail Initiatives group.
Verizon Unveils Remote Patient Monitoring Platform
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Verizon's Converged Health Management wirelessly transmits data from patients' health monitoring devices to doctors using a HIPAA-secure cloud.
Medicare Drags Feet On Secure Patient IDs
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Medicare increases identity theft risk because it uses social security numbers as patient identifiers, says GAO report.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
Patients Seek More Online Access To Medical Records
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
41% of those who don't have online access to records would consider switching physicians to obtain it, Accenture survey finds.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
Medicine Must Get Social
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Patients find a lot of good -- and bad -- healthcare information online. That's why doctors need to be as digitally literate as their patients.
ONC Partners Tackle Patient-Data Matching Problem
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
An Automated Answer To WLAN Setup Headaches
Commentary  |  8/14/2013  | 
At the beginning of every semester, university wireless networks face a massive BYOD challenge. Wireless network onboarding services ease the pain.
InBloom Educational Data Warehouse Wilts Under Scrutiny
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Cloud repository for student records promises big data results and economies of scale, but has stirred privacy fears.
Death By Hacking: Tomorrow's IT Worry?
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Medical device software vulnerabilities and cyber threats raise important new liability questions for CIOs and CISOs.
HHS Releases Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Public/private partnerships should make it easier to report health IT-related adverse events and correct potential patient safety concerns.
Why Health IT Must Work More Like Amazon
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Healthcare providers must look beyond Meaningful Use regulations and start asking: Is my site inspiring loyalty from patients?
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
SDN Awards Seek University, Research Potential
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Internet2 and networking industry partners select eight proposals from university networking researchers.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
Teachers Get Digital Hotline To Police
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
CopSync911 app lets teachers and other workers bypass dispatchers and access first responders more quickly in emergency situations.
Why Campus Networks Need Software Defined Networking
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
SDN originated from university research, spread through Internet2, and should eventually make life easier for small college network managers.
iPad Exam App Takes Testing Offline
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
ExamSoft app not only makes the Web off limits, it creates new possibilities, such as med school tests in the morgue.
20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
Boston Hospital CIO Reflects After Bombing
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
Most U.S. Doctors Would Limit Patient EHR Access
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
EHRA Guides Vendors On Data Transport Mechanism
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Association says methods for exchanging data could lead to greater interoperability among EHRs.
Big Data's Opportunities, Responsibilities For Education
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's CTO for U.S. Education outlines what he believes technology companies must do to protect students.
Does Health IT Safety Need New Regulatory Body?
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
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