Tag: Government

Wearables like Apple's new watch will combine with health middleware to expand the market for connected health products, says one prominent healthcare CIO.

Privacy Forum Pushes Guidance for Wearables, Health Apps

In-brief: new guidance from the Future of Privacy Forum urges connected health device makers to address security and privacy issues to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. 

Recent analysis has connected the dots between information disclosed by Edward Snowden and recent leaks related to NSA Spying from the group Shadow Brokers.

How the NSA snooped on Cisco Customers for a Decade | Ars Technica

In-brief: Ars Technica has a good write-up of the ongoing news about how the NSA used tools that exploited known vulnerabilities in networking and security products by Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and others to spy on customers of those companies.

Two companies: Cisco and Fortinet acknowledged that vulnerabilities in their products targeted by hacking tools allegedly stolen from the NSA really do exist.

Cisco, Fortinet confirm vulnerabilities from NSA Shadow Brokers hack

In-brief: Both Cisco Systems and Fortinet confirmed that vulnerabilities targeted by tools leaked by the previously unknown group Shadow Brokers were real. 

Do problems with medical device software affect patient care? Experts say more data is needed.

Silent Epidemic: Do Software Errors Already Affect Patient Outcomes?

In-brief: Software- and hardware related failures already may already affect patient outcomes, experts say, but nobody is measuring it.

A lab at Underwriters Laboratories, circa 1946. The group is coming under fire for refusing to publish the details of its new cyber security testing standards. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

White House Effort Yields Rating System for Software Security

In-brief: A White  House-backed effort to develop a system for rating software security is set to launch at this week’s Black Hat briefings with famed hacker Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”) at the helm.