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Attack Research on Medical Imaging Devices

This paper from researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev describes the results of research into the vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors of medical imaging systems. The authors conclude the following: Cyber-attacks on MIDs [medical imaging devices]will become a major challenge to device manufacturers and healthcare providers. We’ve seen …

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Tiny Nation May Have a Big Impact on Our Digital Future

Small nations often punch above their weight when defining the future. Would our world look the same today without the tenacity and vision of the early Portuguese explorers? Along those lines, a recent New Yorker piece examines Estonia’s digital government initiatives. The tiny Baltic nation of some 1.3 million people …

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Hacker or Terrorist? Where Does the Line Get Drawn?

This week saw another headline related to cyberattacks on energy utilities. There’s a pattern building here: Attacks in the US, Ireland, UK, Ukraine, and elsewhere raise the concern that real damage will be caused sooner or later, and potentially lives will be lost. In the best case, this would be …

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Blockchain: Removal of Trust, or Evolution of Trust?

Phys.org has a thought-provoking piece on the evolution of trust in the cryptocurrency world. Without a government or company to rely upon, as is the case with more traditional financial tools, this article proposes that trust still exists but that it is the technology itself in which users place their …

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Smart Building Risk Profile Increasing?

Today’s connected, Internet-of-Things-enabled smart buildings are making lives better on a daily basis: more comfortable to work in, more energy efficient, and even more cost-effective to run as facilities management teams are able to identify and address smaller problems before they become major issues. This is a market valued by …

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