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Security, Part 11: Develop an IT recovery plan…or else

July 26, 2017


Here’s a crazy stat for you, courtesy of the Ponemon Institute: 90% of organizations that lose data due to a cyberattack wind up closing their doors in the following two years. We’ve spent a lot of time covering the various …

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Security, Part 10: WannaCry and next generation of ransomware

June 7, 2017


Last month, WannaCry ransomware infected over 350,000 computers in 150 countries, causing havoc across the healthcare industry. In an earlier article, we looked at how to avoid getting infected by ransomware like WannaCry. In light of this recent attack, we …

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Security, Part 10: Your security cameras may be hacked

May 3, 2017


It’s pretty alarming. Right now, you can go to one of several websites and see live streams of hacked cameras. Offices, stores, warehouses, homes, bedrooms, baby monitors – there are thousands of unsecured cameras that have been hacked and are …

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Security, Part 6: The Vulnerability of the Internet of Things

February 8, 2017


In early 2014, more than 100,000 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including home appliances, were manipulated into sending 750,000 phishing emails over the course of about two weeks, waking the world up to a new threat. The IoT offers promise …

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Facility Security, Part Five: The Key to Creating Secure Passwords

January 25, 2017


Cybercrime is getting worse every year. One estimate claims that its impact on the world economy is as high as $15 trillion. In other articles, we’ve covered several forms of cybercrime, including ransomware, phishing, visual hacking, as well as threats …

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Using the Internet of Things for smarter building use

December 28, 2016


By using smart sensor technology, facility managers can gauge how employees are using available spaces like conference rooms and common meeting spaces. Employee workspaces are increasingly relevant, given today’s trend of more workers making use of flexible work hours and …

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Facility Security, Part Four: Network Access Control

December 7, 2016


Mobile phones are everywhere, and the number and types of devices used by employees, customers, healthcare providers, patients, and visitors are growing at a rapid pace. While these devices can be crucial to the functioning of your facility, they are …

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Facility Security, Part Three: Ransomware

November 9, 2016


  Last month we looked at how to avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This month we take a look at ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the healthcare sector. One study shows there are now …

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