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What Happened With The HealthCare.Gov Security Breach

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | September 4, 2014

Hackers breached the HealthCare.gov system in July, according to officials at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Homeland Security. Federal officials had no evidence of information being compromised, and it's unclear if HealthCare.gov was specifically targeted for the trove of personal and financial information on Americans that it contains...

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What Scares Me About Healthcare & Electric Power Security

John B. Dickson | Information Week | October 28, 2014

...As a security guy, what industries scare you most?” I get that question more frequently than you might imagine and my answer is always the same -- the healthcare and electrical power industries...

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White House Gears Up For Second 'Hackathon'

Frank Konkel | FCW | April 8, 2013

The White House is looking for hackers, tech experts and developers to participate in its second Hackathon on June 1. The goal is to produce "full, production-ready applications and visualization tools" that will be used on the We the People petitioning system under an open-source license. Read More »

Why Healthcare Data Security, Compliance Issues Go Untreated

Dave Brunswick | Health IT Security | August 9, 2016

Secure managed file transfer solutions can be beneficial to covered entities as they work to overcome healthcare data security and compliance issues. If there ever was a pulse of healthcare operations, it’s data. From patient enrollment forms, electronic health records, and health insurance information, the amount of electronic data flowing through the medical community increases every day. With that, healthcare data security must also be a top priority...

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Why Should Hackers Have Easier Access to EHRs than Patients?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | January 3, 2017

In a Jan. 2 New York Times opinion piece, Eric Topol, MD, professor at the Scripps Research Institute, and Kathryn Haun, a federal prosecutor who teaches a course on cybercrime at Stanford Law, take aim at what they call "quite a paradox": the fact that most patients still can't readily access their own health data, even as there's "an epidemic of cybercriminals and thieves hacking and stealing this most personal information"...

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Why Sony Is Threatening To Sue Twitter — And Why It Would Probably Never Win

Erin Fuchs | Business Insider | December 23, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment's lawyer has suggested that Twitter is violating state and federal laws by letting one of its users tweet data stolen by North Korean hackers...

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Why The Smart Grid Might Be A Dumb Idea

Coral Davenport | Nextgov | July 15, 2013

Foreign hackers don't just pose a threat to classified material, corporate secrets, and individual pri­vacy. Security experts say the greatest cyberthreat to the United States is the fact that the Chinese and Russian governments—and possibly other players—have succeeded in hacking into the nation's electric grid, giving them the ability, if they wish, to bring the U.S. economy to a screeching halt with the click of a mouse. Read More »

Why You Must Secure Your Website with TLS

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Medium | January 12, 2017

Security isn’t an option on today’s websites. It’s a necessity. Google confers on sites that use HTTPS a higher search ranking. And who doesn’t want a higher PageRank? But, wait there’s even more reason to lock down your site. Google will soon start marking websites that don’t use HTTPS first as insecure, then as broken. You so don’t want to go there...

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Why You’ll Want A Do-It-Yourself, NSA-Proof, Open-Source Laptop (Interview)

Dean Takahashi | VB News | April 9, 2014

Andrew “Bunnie” Huang lists a bunch of reasons why you’ll want his open-source laptop, the Novena. You can modify it yourself so that its battery will last however long you want it to.

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