Posts Tagged 'healthcare'
If 2014 set the tone of cyberattacks on larger institutions, 2015 is setting the cadence. And man, is it a sour song. The latest data breach comes courtesy of cybercriminals who targeted patient information at Premera Blue Cross, a major healthcare provider. Premera Blue Cross announced its cybersecurity breach on Sunday, saying that attackers may […]
I’m at the 2013 mHealth Summit and made a few observations about this growing industry and security. First some highlights from the conference, in the U.S. 5% of the population is chronically ill, 15% are ill and rest of the 80% are in reasonably good health. There were plenty of exhibitors and sessions around mobile […]
Malicious cyber activity costs the US economy as much as $100 billion dollars each year—that translates to half a million jobs, three times the number of jobs created by the US economy in August 2013. These are the numbers calculated in a report done by the Center for Strategic Internet Studies and sponsored by McAfee. […]
Phishing scams are one of the oldest swindles, having been around for nearly 15 years. They come in many forms: suspicious phone calls, postal mail and email. Intended to obtain confidential information from their recipients, these emails typically direct naïve victims to fraudulent websites, disguised to appear legitimate, if not almost identical to the real […]
The FDA recently released a new warning regarding medical devices, malware and cyber-security. The recommendations are sound and reflect progress since the release of the United States Government Accountability Office report on Medical Devices citing a need for expanding information security. Any implantable medical device has a planned lifespan for ten years because undergoing major surgery more […]