Kevin McDonald, director of clinical information security at Mayo Clinic, spells out several steps for helping to ensure the security of medical devices, stressing there's no "silver bullet" that can do the job. He'll be a speaker at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit, to be held Nov. 13-14 in New York.
It may seem silly to wonder how safe your backups are; backups are rarely
thought of as being at risk. It stems back to a time when backups were on
tape - a medium that would be tough for even skilled developers to hack. But
today's backups are stored (whether on-premises or in the cloud) on disk or,
Technology can be both friend and foe to the automotive industry. According to recent studies, one hour of downtime alone can cost $22,000 - and businesses face up to 800 hours of downtime annually. That could be $17.6 million in losses, reputational damage not withstanding.
While many new technologies offer...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Barbara Simons, co-author of the book "Broken Ballots," discussing why she believes it's a "national disgrace" that some states are relying on computer voting with no provision for recounts. Also: Update on breach lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross.
A Shift Toward a Human-Centric Approach to Information Security
Every IT security department's job, to protect data, has become more challenging as the security perimeter has dissolved with the adoption of cloud applications. The traditional threat-centric approach is to apply rigid policies to a dynamic...
Mark Jaffe is less concerned about how adversaries breach networks, but more concerned about how to secure their actual target - critical data. His startup company, Allure Security, intends to help secure that data.
The high-profile breaches of Fortune 100 companies are the ones that get the headlines, but small and midsized businesses should not breathe any sighs of relief. They are very much still targets, says Austin Murphy of CrowdStrike. He offers cybersecurity advice to SMBs.
Achieving the Delicate Balance
With advances in big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, healthcare is primed to innovate. But do HIPAA, GDPR and other regulatory standards inhibit the ability to move forward technologically? Healthcare is clearly at the complex crossroad of innovation and...
On May 25, 2018, all organizations that do business with citizens from the European Union will be subject to the enforcement of a new set of laws that help protect their sensitive personal identification information. Called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legislation replaces a two-decade-old EU...