Community hospitals must become more vigilant about information security, especially as they apply for federal electronic health records incentive payments, says Chuck Christian, CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
A new Federal Trade Commission privacy report endorses implementation of a "do not track" mechanism so consumers can choose whether to allow the collection of data regarding their online searching and browsing activities.
GAO says the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. failed to implement sufficiently access and other controls intended to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its financial systems and information.
A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.