Whenever history seemed to repeat itself, my Granny used to quip, “same song, different verse.” As the WannaCry (WNCRY) ransomware spread like wildfire in a dry forest, I heard the familiar refrain and discordant notes of previous worms: Blaster (2003), Welchia “Nachi” (2003), and Conflicker (2008). Each of these worms spread via well known flaws in...Read More →
The web of security and privacy regulations continues to grow this month as the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) became the latest regulator to impose cybersecurity...Read More →
There is a major global trend in compliance towards codifying into the law the concept of reasonable, common sense security standards. Compliance is moving...Read More →
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Researchers at Google and the CWI Institute in Amsterdam recently announced that they had successfully found a SHA-1 collision. In other words, they found two messages that produce the same output when run through the SHA-1 hash algorithm. This is a...Read More →
The healthcare industry lives on the bleeding edge of mobility, claiming some of the most innovative and life-changing use cases for mobile technology. Security is a top concern for most industries, but this is especially true in healthcare. From patient records to payment information, healthcare organizations face strict regulation...Read More →
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Who would have thought in this year 2016 (almost 2017) I would be writing a blog post about S/MIME? Having spent my formative computing years at cc:Mail (and later Lotus), I spent a lot of time working with public sector companies and espousing the wisdom of securing your email using this offshoot version of PKI. Later, I would work at...
A recent $650,000 settlement agreement under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) makes it clear that an effective enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution is a requirement for compliance with the privacy and security rules of HIPAA.
On June 24, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Rights...Read More →