Chris Bowen is founder and chief privacy and security officer at ClearDATA. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Privacy Technologist.
By Chris Bowen 03:29 pm November 30, 2015
It's not exactly a secret that there's a worldwide shortage of experienced cyber security professionals. At least one widely-cited report has put the figure at over a million unfulfilled positions.
By Chris Bowen 10:09 am November 13, 2015
The Ashley Madison hack should raise two immediate questions for organizations everywhere: Do they house sensitive and potentially embarrassing data? If so, is it adequately protected from both internal and external threats?
By Chris Bowen 06:09 am September 09, 2015
Broadly defined, software as a medical device is any app used by providers to make clinical decisions. An increasing number of those are now officially designated as FDA-regulated devices. Is it worth it to pursue this classification for your own software?
By Chris Bowen 08:53 am July 08, 2015
Millions of Americans now victims of medical identity theft. Who are the criminals behind this digital era crime wave? A foray into the online black market for stolen data is a surreal experience.
By Chris Bowen 12:58 pm May 05, 2015
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a third party.
By Chris Bowen 03:14 pm April 01, 2015
CMS has signaled a renewed focus on interoperability, a welcome development for healthcare professionals anxious to more easily exchange insightful data. But there's still the matter of how well the people involved in collaborative initiatives operate together.
By Chris Bowen 08:34 am March 13, 2015
Even with the most experienced security professional on staff, many organizations lack the tools, defensive systems, monitors, dashboards and manpower to really know what's going on in their networks at any given moment.