CYBERSECURITY AND HEALTH CARE CLIENT ALERT: Health Care Cybersecurity Reform and Regulations on the Horizon

    26 July 2011

    Beyond HIPAA’s Moving Target: White House Releases Cybersecurity Blueprint

    On May 12, 2011, the White House sent a long-awaited series of cybersecurity legislative proposals to Congress articulating four main goals and objectives and focusing on the need to protect the American people, the nation’s critical infrastructure and the federal government’s networks. The proposals also stress the need to create new frameworks to protect individuals’ privacy and civil liberties. The White House surprised many in the private sector by including privacy, data breach and data security issues in the cybersecurity proposals.