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  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "Hospital and Healthcare Security"

    by Ben Rothke on February 28, 2017

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    When I first requested a copy of Hospital and Healthcare Security (Butterworth-Heinemann 012-4200486), I assumed it was brief high-level reference on the topic. Upon getting this monster of a book, I read as Tom Smith wrote in the forward, “this is the bible of healthcare security”. At just over 700 pages, the book is indeed a comprehensive reference for everything related to hospital and healthcare facilities security related. In this, the 6 th edition of the book, authors Tony York and Don…

  • Clarity is a Virtue

    by Jack Danahy on February 27, 2017

    Another packed RSA Conference has passed, and a crowd of companies spent their days explaining their value to prospects and customers. Small innovators competed for attention with the multi-story booths and thickly carpeted oases of some of the largest technology companies in the world. The competition was certainly noisy. Not just loud, as multiple presenters and speakers strove to be heard over…

  • Blockchain: The Next Frontier for Cybersecurity?

    by Neena Sharma on February 24, 2017

    Bitcoin blockchain was launched in 2009 amidst the hype and excitement of changing the world of transactions and a whole new ecosystem has emerged around it. Eight years later, Bitcoin hasn’t really set the world on fire and its contribution to the massive financial services market has been miniscule. However, the underlying technology, blockchain, and the fundamental idea of a tamper-proof…

  • RSAC 2017: Lapping up Innovation and Laughing at Science

    by Tony Kontzer on February 23, 2017

    Now that we've had a few days to digest our respective experiences at the recent RSA Conference, what did we learn? On the lighter side, we learned that astrophysicists can be really, really funny. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, you must have missed Neil deGrasse Tyson's keynote, during which he managed to make obscure facts about the cosmos as entertaining as a night at The Improv. …

  • 2017 Security Threats for Healthcare

    by John Humphreys on February 23, 2017

    From the Bon Secours Health System data breach impacting nearly 700,000 individuals to the $17,000 in ransom that Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid hackers, 2016 wasn’t the best year for healthcare security. So what’s in store for 2017? The healthcare industry is always going to be a target for hackers, yet security continues to be a challenge due to the overwhelming volume of security…

  • Audio Content Security: Attack Analysis on Audio Watermarking

    by Ben Rothke on February 21, 2017

    Watermarking is a covert marker meant to identify ownership. It has long been used in various forms to protect physical and digital products. For digital media, it’s used to protect copyright, intellectual property, content and more. If that watermark is attacked and compromised, the underlying security will be of no use. In Audio Content Security: Attack Analysis on Audio Watermarking (Syngress…

  • Securing Our Position in The Cyber Revolution

    by Poppy Wood on February 20, 2017

    Initially this post set out to elevate the UK’s cyber sector as a rival to the likes of Israel and San Francisco. Bring in on, I thought. Having played a part in nurturing the pipeline of cyber startups in the UK, I feel pretty confident about its chances on the world stage. Israel and the Valley better watch out. But then I went to Tel Aviv. It was my first visit to the Start-up Nation and not…

  • RSAC 2017 Concludes in SF

    by RSAC Editorial Team on February 17, 2017

    All good things have to come to an end, and this has been our final day of RSA Conference 2017. Really?! TheEmmy Award-winning writer and current Late Night host today brought his brand of humor and intellect to the RSA Conference stage. A Year to Remember RSA Conference 2017 featured 15 keynote presentations, more than 700 speakers across 500+ sessions and more than 550 companies on the expo…

  • RSAC 2017 College Day, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson & More: Day 4 recap

    by RSAC Editorial Team on February 16, 2017

    Another day comes to a close, but the great content and conversations haven’t slowed down at all. Espionage & Astrophysics Not often do we get to say words like countersubversion, counterespionage and counterterrorism with excitement in our voice. However, today former MI5 Director Dame Stella Rimington took to our keynote stage to present on the topics of leadership and teamwork. Dame Stella…

  • RSA Conference 2017: The Innovation Sandbox Contest

    by Tony Kontzer on February 16, 2017

    For the 12 th year, the RSA Conference kicked off with the Innovation Sandbox, a contest in which ten hot startups each get three minutes to try to blow the socks off a panel of judges. And just as he does each year, conference program Chairman Hugh Thompson kicked things off with a clever — and highly applicable — anecdote. This year's story went something like this: Thompson was about 10…

  • RSAC 2017 Security Scholars, The Sandbox & More: Day 3 recap

    by RSAC Editorial Team on February 15, 2017

    Have you caught your breath yet? If not, you’re in trouble, because we are not slowing down. Wednesday continued to be another full day of incredible content. Preparing for the future Dr. Hugh Thompson, Chief Technology Officer of Symantec, explored the evolution of other disciplines and discovered what our industry can and must become to embrace the opportunities of today and get ahead of the…

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