Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: New consensus practices and tools from HHS

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has produced a set of cybersecurity resources for healthcare provider organizations from small to large. So far, HHS has published four documents: an overview report of cybersecurity issues and practices, two technical volumes, and a toolkit. The documents focus on what an expert multistakeholder consensus group determined to be the five most prevalent cybersecurity threats and the ten core cybersecurity practices. The practices are voluntary, and utilize the NIST cybersecurity framework. The documentation is based in reality, not conjecture, and the documents are not intended to sell any particular products for any particular vendor. This has allowed for a rich and helpful documentation of current challenges along with solutions. See our overview of the four new resources.

WPF events and activities Jan. & Feb. 2019

Highlights of WPF events in January and February, 2019. January: CES 2019 WPF will be participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 Jan. 8-11, 2019. CES is the largest electronics show in the world and serves as advance notice for emerging technologies and privacy trends. WPF’s schedule at CES is as follows: Tuesday Jan. 8

WPF advises FTC regarding privacy frameworks and knowledge governance; files key comments

The World Privacy Forum has submitted a set of key comments to the US Federal Trade Commission regarding privacy frameworks and governance. The comments introduce the idea of knowledge governance and propose frameworks that will work to solve the serious privacy challenges we face in complex data ecosystems.

Marriott data breach: key tips

The Marriott data breach announced on Nov. 30, 2018 is a significant breach, reaching across multiple countries and affecting an estimated 500 million people. The breach includes an array of data that does create the potential for meaningful identity theft risk. Who does the breach affect? The breach affected guests who booked through Marriott’s Starwood