21 Oct 2020

OODA Special Report: Executive’s Guide To The Revolution in Biology

OODA CTO Bob Gourley provides an overview of key thrusts of the transformation underway in biology and offers seven topics business leaders should consider when updating business strategy to optimize your opportunity because of these changes.

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30 Sep 2020

Singapore touts blockchain use in COVID-19 data management

Singapore has allegedly developed a blockchain-powered Digital Health Passport through its government-owned investment firm SGInnovate and Singapore-based startup Accredify. The technology offers a more efficient was to manage medical records, aiming to keep patient data under wraps and safe from cyberattacks. The application enables healthcare data to be stored in

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11 Sep 2020

Cyber-Risks Explode With Move to Telehealth Services

According to new research published by Dark Owl and SecurityScorecard, the increasingly rapid development of technology enabling the delivery of virtual health services has created more risks for both healthcare organizations and patients. The mass adoption of telehealth over the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had

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07 May 2020

Ransomware Attack on Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator

Today, Krebs on Security reported that the largest hospital operator in Europe has been targeted by a ransomware attack as the region combats the COVID-19 pandemic and overwhelmed healthcare systems. The cybercriminals launched an attack on the technology systems of Fresenius, subsequently limiting certain operations at the company. According to

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21 Apr 2020

US Bans Church Website Selling COVID19 ‘Miracle’ Treatment

The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing (Genesis) was found to be in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act earlier this week, and they were ordered to shut down a website advertising a miracle cure for COVID-19, brain cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Alzheimer’s disease. Genesis was found

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16 Apr 2020

PPE, COVID-19 Medical Supplies Targeted by BEC Scams

The FBI has confirmed that agencies aiming to but items like ventilators have unknowingly been conned into a BEC scam in which they transfer funds to threat actors rather than legitimate organizations. There has been a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in American hospitals across the country, and the

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16 Apr 2020

Lawrence Livermore Looks to Industry to Commercialize New Ventilator Prototype

A group of experts at Lawrence Livermore National Lab formed in March, aiming to produce solutions for the lack of ventilators as the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic. The scientists and engineers’ initial work was revealed this week and is titled the Novel Emergency Response Ventilator (NERVe) Prototype. The

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15 Apr 2020

Microsoft opens AccountGuard to healthcare providers on the COVID-19 front lines

Today, Microsoft makes its AccountGaurd anti-phishing protection services free for healthcare organizations who are working on the front lines of the current pandemic. The service was previously only provided to a very small number of admitted users. AccountGaurd includes features that protect email accounts against spear-phishing emails. Until now, the

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06 Mar 2020

54% of healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach of protected health information

According to data released by Ponemon Institute and Censinet, over half of all healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach in which protected health information was exposed. This is a costly problem that points to a flawed third party risk assessment processes. The report shows that 54% of healthcare vendors

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07 Feb 2020

Li Wenliang: Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor

Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who initially alerted the Chinese government to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, passed away early on Friday. Despite contradictory reports about Wenliang’s death, it has been confirmed that the doctor has died after contracting the disease while treating patients infected with it. The virus has now

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