Securing your medical data

Securing your medical data

Secure medical data using a comprehensive strategy Medical data protection has become a big issue in the digital age when cyberattacks are becoming more prevalent, even as more and more patient data is being gathered.   A national electronic health record (EHR) database is under development, while the government has provided additional funds and incentives […]

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How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

In May 2017, an ominous message greeted workers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” This is how malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0 announced itself to the wider world. With systems locked and critical files encrypted, doctor’s surgeries had to close and hospitals turned patients […]

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Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

2017 will go down as the year ransomware hit the mainstream, thanks largely to malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0.   The malicious software compromised systems across Asia, Europe and beyond, affecting high-profile victims such as Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Outdated operating systems and computers that had not installed a Windows […]

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