Volume 11 - Issue 1 - January 2003

I n the March and April 2002 issues of Skin & Aging, I offered readers “heads-up” advisories on critical computer system and Internet security issues as they relate to the impending HIPAA regulations. I urged readers to take immediate action to upgrade office systems to prevent or reduce opportunities for external attack and internal mistakes, mischief, or malice. But two recent news stories continue to have me worried that many, if not most, computer systems remain highly vulnerable to attack. Many users simply don’t seem to appreciate the magnitude of the security issues involved, or