Post Tagged with: "critical infrastructure"

White House Issues Security Guidelines for Precision Medicine

May 31, 2016 07:590 comments
With Washington divided, experts say the prospect for big change following the White House Cybersecurity Summit is remote.

In-brief: The White House released new guidelines to help healthcare organizations secure data used in its s0-called “Precision Medicine Initiative” (or PMI), advising healthcare providers to take a risk-based approach to securing data, while being careful not to poison the well of patient trust.

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Software’s Sausage Factory: The Supply Chain

May 27, 2016 09:440 comments
Far flung supply chains for hardware and software can pose security risks for tech firms and their customers. (Image courtesy of

In-brief: Experts warn that supply chain insecurity run broad and deep, threatening the security and integrity of technology dependent organizations.

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Cisco Study: Disruptive Tech Could Drive Retail Bank Die Off

May 25, 2016 10:070 comments
Digital transformation in industries like retail banking could displace 4 in 10 firms. Security concerns loom as an obstacle to technology adoption, a survey by Cisco found.

In-brief: A study by Cisco Systems found that innovation will drive a major shakeup in the retail banking sector, with concerns about cyber security a major roadblock to innovation.

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The Worm (Re)Turns, Targets Embedded Linux AirOS

May 22, 2016 09:270 comments
Vulnerable AirMax gear from Ubiquiti networks is being targeted by an Internet worm exploiting a known hole in the AirOS embedded Linux operating system.

In-brief: A self-reproducing Internet worm is spreading globally, infecting embedded systems running AirOS, Linux-based firmware that runs hardware like wireless routers and wireless access points.

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With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

May 19, 2016 12:130 comments
With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

In-brief: Afero, a startup offering a platform for Internet of Things devices, scored a $20.3 million Series A financing round, in part by promising a scalable Internet of Things platform that doesn’t skimp on security. 

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