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  1. Healthcare: From Privacy to Security

    The benefits of networked medical devices are impossible to deny. These devices, such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and other monitoring systems, allow doctors to remotely monitor the health of their patients in a non-invasive way. They can also transmit a patient’s vitals and other pertinent information directly to a doctor, so they can monitor their…


  2. IoT and the Post-Password Internet

    If we’ve learned anything in recent years about end-user security practices, it’s the fallibility of human-created passwords. According to SplashData, there were 3.3 million leaked passwords in 2014. This isn’t particularly surprising when you look at what else SplashData revealed—the top two passwords in use are still ‘12345678’ and ‘password’. With smarter and more frequent…


  3. Four Considerations for Internet of Things

    Connected devices are hitting the market in droves. Gartner estimates there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2020. This means there will be billions of connected devices that are potentially transmitting unencrypted data. When these devices include high-value targets, such as medical devices, high energy devices, and devices containing personal data, the risk of…


  4. Medical Device Security: Now Is the Time

    Healthcare is making innovative strides in every corner of the industry. Equipment that once needed to be plugged in and connected to a hospital bed are now portable and wireless. Nearly everyone is using a wearable fitness device. While the convenience is noted, the security concerns with medical devices, especially those connected to the Internet,…


  5. World Hosting Days and the Future of Cloud Security

    For the first time, the World Hosting Days event is coming to the United States. With their headquarters in Germany where they’ve held over 10 years of successful conferences, WHD is the world’s largest series of events for the hosting and cloud services market. WHD will cover emerging visions and concerns that the hosting and cloud industry…