Monthly Archives: November 2005

Data Security Problems, and What is Being Done

Here are some excerpts from an interesting article about information security. It relates to fulfillment of regulations, like ones given by HIPAA, as well as the shortcomings of companies and organizations in relation to their protection of sensitive data. It is pretty interesting: Despite the increased awareness, the recent frequency of security breaches seems to…

What is HIPAA?

I’d heard about HIPAA, I knew it was about patient privacy, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was or what HIPAA stood for. I found this from TechListings: The American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a set of rules to be followed by health plans, doctors, hospitals and other…