Privacy & Security

Ransomware attack calls unlikely hero to action: Your neighborhood HIE
By Bill Siwicki 03:41 pm October 30, 2017
Erie County Medical Center saga shows why working with your local health information exchange on disaster recovery and business continuity plans can keep you operational, even when your data is encrypted by hackers. 
Petya cyberattack cost Merck $135 million

Merck's USA headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm October 27, 2017
Third-quarter revenue for the global pharma giant was drastically reduced in part by the temporary production shutdown, higher demand than planned and lost sales in certain markets due to the virus.
IBM watson blockchain
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm October 27, 2017
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pursuing trials to explore new ways to manage data, Big Blue is focused on blockchain's security protections.
vulnerable IoT devices
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am October 26, 2017
Researchers say this virus is significantly more powerful than the Mirai botnet of 2016, which shut down Netflix, Twitter, Spotify and other major websites in October 2016.
Kaspersky admits it unintentionally reaped NSA hacking tools

Six U.S. intelligence agencies testified at a Senate hearing on May 11 about Kaspersky Lab’s software. Photo via c-span

By Jessica Davis 02:56 pm October 25, 2017
While tracking the Equation Group in 2014, the cybersecurity firm detected one malware incident with unknown variants in the U.S.
Imprivata buys Caradigm tools
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am October 25, 2017
Move bolsters Imprivata’s authentication and access management platform for healthcare, means more focus on population health management for Caradigm.
Kaspersky conspiracy allegations

CEO Eugene Kaspersky

By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm October 24, 2017
The embattled company is hoping to prove its innocence and regain the trust lost by continued reports that the company may have ties to Russia.
WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am October 24, 2017
The computer network of Pinehurst-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas was shut down by a new form of WannaCry last week.
Amazon cloud server leaks
By Jessica Davis 10:08 am October 24, 2017
In response to the influx of data breaches caused by misconfigured cloud databases, the security firm has developed a tool that will let administrators check if their bucket is inadvertently being shared with the public.
unsecured medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 03:09 pm October 20, 2017
Hospitals are uniquely susceptible to security risks when different corporate and IT cultures come together. 

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