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Tech’s bigger role in pharma industry demands stronger security measures

For healthcare and pharmaceutical IT professionals, the launch of Amazon Pharmacy in late November signaled the acceleration of digitized pharma. But Amazon’s move into prescription fulfillment and delivery should be seen as part of a broader trend. As technology companies big and small move to disrupt healthcare, companies along the pharmaceutical supply chain will need to adapt in order to succeed (and keep succeeding). With new data showing half of all baby boomers now ordering … More

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Only 30% prepared to secure a complete shift to remote work

The biggest security concerns facing businesses are data leaking through endpoints (27%), loss of visibility of user activity (25%) and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements (24%), DTEX Systems reveals. These concerns are followed by access from outside the perimeter (23%) and remote access to core business apps (18%) such as email and collaboration. Few companies prepared to secure and support a shift to remote work The report also found that only 30% of companies surveyed … More

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New NIST guide helps healthcare orgs securely deploy PACS

Every so often, security researchers discover confidential medical images left exposed online. To help healthcare organizations prevent this from happening in the future, NIST has published NIST SP 1800-24: Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). The cybersecurity challenges of securing PACS Medical imaging is a critical component in providing patient care and PACS is where these images and accompanying clinical information are stored and delivered from when needed. Needless to say, the integrity, availability, … More

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Steps IT pros can take to prioritize interpersonal needs

Most people in the IT industry are familiar with the phrase “people, process, and technology.” While there are many technology and process standards within organizations, and while they are created by people and supported by people, the innate “people” component of technology development and management is often neglected. The overemphasis on logic, analytics and process has led to leadership challenges such as poor communication, poor relationship management and poor stakeholder engagement. Critical IT projects have … More

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Three reasons why context is key to narrowing your attack surface

2020 has been a year of radical change for cybersecurity. Lockdowns forced businesses to find new ways to maintain continuity. As a result, digital transformation initiatives have accelerated from three-year initiatives to three-month sprints. Many organizations ended up “leaping before looking” to the cloud. This accelerated digital transformation served as a forcing function that brought IT and security together to reconcile legacy technology, identify risks in the supply chain, narrow the expanding attack surface and … More

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Operational planning simulation for defense against an attacking drone swarm

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea stunned the world when they put on a dazzling light show made up of a record-breaking 1,218 drones, all dancing in harmony. In the Department of Defense (DoD), though, the display reinvigorated interest in counter-swarm tactics research, for drones and swarming tactics can have applications in all warfighting domains. Through funding provided by the DoD to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Professors Isaac Kaminer and Abe Clark … More

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CFOs optimistic, expect the economy to improve in 2021

Each quarter, Deloitte tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs representing North America’s largest and most influential companies. Participating CFOs represent diversified, large companies averaging more than $10 billion in annual revenue. CFOs unveil economic expectations for 2021 This quarter, just 18% of CFOs rate the North American economy as good, but 59% expect better conditions in a year. Europe was flat at 5% and 37%, respectively, and China improved markedly to 47% and … More

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