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Dell To Acquire Secureworks

Dell today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SecureWorks® Inc., a globally recognized provider of information-security services. SecureWorks’ industry leading Security-as-a-Service solutions include Managed-Security Services, Security and Risk Consulting Services and Threat Intelligence. The acquisition expands Dell’s global IT-as-a-Service offerings and information security expertise.

via Dell To Acquire Secureworks | Dell.

More Patients Meeting With Doctors Via Web Programs Such as Skype

Physicians using webcams to consult with patients soon could see significant obstacles, as state laws likely will grow more restrictive as technology advances, according to Capistrant.

Physicians must be licensed in the state where their practice is located and in any state where they see patients through videoconferencing. However, Capistrant said that some states have agreements with others to accommodate doctors who see patients across state lines.

In addition, Capistrant said doctors must make sure their communication with patients meets HIPAA security requirements.

via More Patients Meeting With Doctors Via Web Programs Such as Skype – iHealthBeat.

FISMA capstone document released by NIST — Government Computer News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its guidelines for implementing enterprisewide information risk management. The document defines the underlying principles for implementing the Federal Information Security Management Act.

via FISMA capstone document released by NIST — Government Computer News.

Amazon Web Services achieves Level 1 PCI compliance

Amazon Web Services LLC AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon.com recently announced it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry PCI Data Security Standard DSS. Merchants and other service providers can now run their applications on AWS PCI-compliant technology infrastructure to store, process and transmit credit card information in the cloud. Customers can use AWS cloud infrastructure

via InformationWeek – Cloud Computing – Amazon Web Services achieves Level 1 PCI compliance.

PCI Guidance and Emerging Tech

Bob Russo, GM of the PCI Security Standards Council, says simply that PCI security standards are maturing “gracefully.”

In fact, Russo says the global payments community is pleased with the standards, which is why the council decided to make no significant changes this time around. The PCI Data Security Standard and the PCI Payment Application Data Security Standard have not changed significantly this year. But what the industry can expect in 2011 are clarifications and some new guidance regarding emerging technologies.

via PCI Guidance and Emerging Tech.

Google wins email, apps contract with U.S. GSA | ZDNet

Over the summer, the company launched Google Apps for Government and announced that it had received FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification, which allowed it to store sensitive, yet unclassified, information, which makes up about 80 percent of all government data.

via Google wins email, apps contract with U.S. GSA | ZDNet.

PCI DSS 2.0 addresses use of server virtualization | Virtualization – InfoWorld

Implement only one primary function per server to prevent functions that require different security levels from co-existing on the same server. (For example, web servers, database servers, and DNS should be implemented on separate servers.)

Note: Where virtualization technologies are in use, implement only one primary function per virtual system component.

via PCI DSS 2.0 addresses use of server virtualization | Virtualization – InfoWorld.