New Research Institute Will Examine Online Security
Johns Hopkins University announced Monday that it will launch a new $10 million Information Security Institute, which will study ways to make online information more secure, the Baltimore Sun reports. As part of the project, researchers from the university's medical schools will examine the issue of privacy and electronic patient records. Other research topics will include privacy and intellectual property laws of the Internet and how to stop hacker attacks. The institute, funded by an anonymous donation, will be composed of "50 researchers drawn from nearly every corner of the university." The issues that the institute will tackle "have taken center stage in our society over the past decade and will only grow in importance as technology continues to advance," Johns Hopkins President Dr. William Brody said (Stroh, Baltimore Sun, 12/3).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.