Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

OCR has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations informing the recipients that they are required to participate in a “Required Security Risk Assessment” and they are directed to send their risk assessment to www.hsaudit.org.  The link directs individuals to a non-governmental website marketing consulting services.

Europe Proposes Strict Rules for Artificial Intelligence

The European Union unveiled strict regulations on Wednesday to govern the use of artificial intelligence, a first-of-its-kind policy that outlines how companies and governments can use a technology seen as one of the most significant, but ethically fraught, scientific breakthroughs in recent memory.

What Are the Roadblocks to a ‘Vaccine Passport?’

With all American adults soon to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccines and businesses and international borders reopening, a fierce debate has kicked off across the United States over whether a digital health certificate (often and somewhat misleadingly called a “vaccine passport”) should be required to prove immunization status.

Biden's budget request gives major increases to health tech modernization, cybersecurity

President Joe Biden released his first discretionary funding request to Congress for the fiscal year 2022, outlining major budget increases to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as well as increases in health technology modernization.

After A Major Hack, U.S. Looks To Fix A Cyber 'Blind Spot'

The National Security Agency considers itself the world’s most formidable cyber power, with an army of computer warriors who constantly scan the wired world. Yet by law, the NSA only collects intelligence abroad, and not inside the U.S.

U.S. rivals like Russia are aware of this blind spot and know how to exploit it, as the NSA director, Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, explained recently to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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