Privacy & Security

Mark Cuban-backed blockchain platform

Mark Cuban is an investor in Radical App, whose Mercury Protocol aims to change the way messages are exchanged based on a platform that has the inherent security of blockchain.

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm August 29, 2017
The decentralized technology offers stronger privacy protections than existing platforms since its multiple servers are less vulnerable to attack than a single access point.
8 execs resign from Trump’s cybersecurity council

Trump at his rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22.

By Jessica Davis 03:02 pm August 29, 2017
The exodus comes on the heels a report that found the major vulnerabilities with the government’s readiness to protect its critical systems from cyberattacks.
NHS Lanarkshire hit by ransomware

The NHS Lanarkshire corporate office in the U.K. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:13 pm August 29, 2017
The Scottish health system is operating under contingency plans, as it works to regain normal operations.
HIPAA compliance
By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am August 29, 2017
Thanks to antagonizing attacks like ransomware and ransomworms, the time has come for hospital executives to rethink how they comply with HIPAA.
How Nuance avoided disaster after falling victim to Petya
By Jessica Davis 03:56 pm August 28, 2017
The wiper malware wreaked havoc across the globe in June, but Nuance managed to keep its operations afloat by putting customer needs first.
By Healthcare IT News 08:11 am August 28, 2017
We round up some of the (many) important discussion points during the chat on Aug. 24.
New ransomware targeting healthcare
By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm August 25, 2017
The new variant, Defray, uses incredibly targeted attacks with lures that are custom-crafted to appeal to intended victims -- making it much harder to spot, Proofpoint says.
ZingBox, VMware partnership

Photo via Flickr

By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm August 25, 2017
ZingBox’s IoT personality-based approach will integrate with VMware Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management system.
health records breached

St. Mark's Surgery Center in Fort Meyers, Florida. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 03:44 pm August 24, 2017
St. Mark’s Surgery Center discovered the virus on May 8, which affected certain patient files on the Florida provider’s server.
Philips DoseWise Portals shipped with 2 major flaws
By Jessica Davis 01:39 pm August 24, 2017
Hackers can easily access passwords to gain access to patient data, but the company is providing an upgrade to eliminate the vulnerability.

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