Friday, January 20, 2017

The Cold Wave

The best of the week in Cyber Security
With How many people have we talked this week about 'The Cold Wave' that is affecting Europe? Imagine the typical elevator conversation in which we meet another person that we don't know. Talking about weather is one of the best solution. Well, we have all seen that during this week the 'Cold Wave' has given more than those three minutes of elevator convertation: it has become the main conversation in public transportation, offices, and friend's meetings." It has snowed in Denia! " On my cell phone marked -5 degrees!"

If we mention the social media networks, current thermometer of what is lived day by day (or second to second) in the streets of the country the  conversations, photos, videos, memes, gifs, and all kinds of are all about the cold wave.
During this week  we also have been talking about health stuff. How good it would be for many of us that now are having a cold, a quick medical check through an App with our doctor?  an app that give as the oportunity of having a medical check through the phone without waiting a lot of time. The health industry is getting in the digital transformation. After a year full of dislikes, it seems that the medical industry will improve its e-health in 2017

Virtual meetings to face the global shortage of pediatric specialists in many rural areas and around the world. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital enables remote clinical interactions for pediatric care as we highlighted this week. In fact, 53 percent of health care, according to the Forrester Business and Technology Services Survey, are currently having a digital change - more than any other sector - while 26 percent are exploring such an initiative.

A sector that is also vulnerable to cyberattacks, since health information is extremely profitable for hackers, getting 10 times more than in black market with credit card information. Health sector includes not only financial information, but also Personal identification, as well as information about insurance and prescriptions. And this is the reason why this week we have also gave you three "healthy" tips for the sanitary industry to protect the data of its customers. 

2017 is going to be year in which the physical and digital world will be closer than ever (until today, of course) By 2016, we saw a several of high-profile gaps in leading healthcare providers. By 2015, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, sensitive medical data from more than 110 million people - nearly half of the US adult population - were compromised.Data counterfeiting in the health field represents a new type of threat, which is likely to intensify in 2017. Data from clinical sensors, medical records, or other protected health information (PHI) are vulnerable not only to theft and fake. When critical medical systems and staff are deceived by inaccurate data, lives are at stake.

Let's keep talking about the weather, health and weather but being aware that all these attacks can affect us like a constipation. According to Gartner, by 2020, connected devices will reach 20 billion. In the end a bad cold is cured, but a failure in safety can lead to a vital failure in the diagnosis of a patient. Keep in mind that you are playing with lives.


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