Post Tagged with: "Government"

Duck and Cyber: Berkeley Report Imagines Dark, Technology Driven Futures

May 4, 2016 07:510 comments
Technology advances including the growth of the Internet of Things could lead to a variety of different futures - some sunnier than others, according to a report from UC Berkeley and the Hewlett Foundation. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

In-brief: technology advances including the growth of the Internet of Things will make cybersecurity a top concern for individuals and governments, enabling a variety of futures – some sunnier than others, according to a report from UC Berkeley and the Hewlett Foundation.

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FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

May 3, 2016 10:510 comments
The Hemo diagnostic tool by Merge Healthcare was felled by anti virus software running on a monitoring PC, the FDA said in a recent Adverse Incident report.

In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.

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Podcast: Privacy Sweeps and securing the IoT Supply Chain

April 30, 2016 16:560 comments
Supply Channel Coordination or Logistics Chain as Concept

In-brief: Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with John Dickson, a principal at Denim Group about the recent Internet of Things privacy sweep and about the challenge of securing the Internet of Things supply chain. 

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Reuters: German Nuke Plant Infected by Conficker, Ramnit Malware

April 27, 2016 15:410 comments
Reports of an attack on the Israeli power grid appear to have been misplaced. The culprit: a ransomware outbreak. (Photo credit: dreamstime.)

In brief: the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany disclosed a malicious software infection including the Conficker and Ramnit malware. The infection occurred on systems used to help move nuclear fuel rods, Reuters reported.

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Verizon: No ‘Real World’ Internet of Things Risk. Really?

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In-brief: Verizon said in its 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report that it found no “real world” data on cyber incidents tied to Internet of Things technologies. Really?

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