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To improve security and privacy, and to comply with a Federal government mandate, NCBI is moving all of its Web sites and services, including Web APIs, to HTTPS only by September 30, 2016, which was subsequently extended to November 9. At that point, HTTP traffic for GET and HEAD requests will be redirected. All other… Read More »
To comply with new government-wide security standards, all NCBI Web pages and API services will switch to the secure HTTPS protocol on September 30. At that time, when you visit NCBI web pages, you will see a green lock and https:// in the address bar instead of http://. This lets you know that you are… Read More »
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released its second web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice. This latest game focuses on disaster planning, data backup and recovery, and other elements of contingency planning. Contingency planning helps providers and staff prepare for… Read More »
Alison Aldrich, Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region, wrote an interesting blog post called, “(Fire)Wallflowers Invited to Dance?” She presents some evidence that firewall rules against Web 2.0 tools (such as blogs, wikis, etc.) are beginning to relax a bit at hospital libraries. Her blog post is available at: https://news.nnlm.gov/pnr/firewallflowers/ Well worth reading!… Read More »