With health care data, systems and services being increasingly more accessible via the internet and in the cloud, the sector is globally seeing a corresponding increase in attacks from those who would use and abuse sensitive data. Now, with an increasing reliance on online data and telemedicine due to Covid along with an increasing strain on resources and pressure on those working with healthcare systems, the issue of sensitive patient data safety and health system security has never been more actual.
According to HealthITSecurity magazine, ransomware saw a resurgence in 2019, disrupting patient care around the world. However, third-party vendor breaches and phishing caused some of the largest healthcare data breaches of 2019. Hackers shifted tactics to increase the success rate of financially motivated attacks, with trojan malware even topping ransomware as the biggest hacking threat to the sector - Emotet and Trickbot hacking trojans being the most common malware…
According to IT Governance recent list of data breaches and cyber attacks a total of 925,633,824 million records leaked in September.
This report published on September 27, 2018. The next day Facebook announced the exposure of almost 50 million accounts due to a “security issue.”
These are big numbers, and so the question becomes what individuals and institutions can do to protect sensitive information? And how by design, blockchain technology provides a viable solution.
These are the questions I address in this article and in doing so offer a sense of hope for a data-secure future.
Don & Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution, describes blockchain like…
Digital storage and security firm Goldilock has announced the release of the MVP version of their data wallet. The announcement is the first public step toward a full-scale release of their solution for the custody digital assets, leveraging their patent-pending Remote Automated Air-gap Security (RAAS) to keep data offline and disconnected from the internet until the moment its use is needed for its intended purpose.
Goldilock is aiming to solve the issue of security vs. accessibility for institutions and larger crypto investors. Institutional grade custody providers have been offering the offline storage of digital assets (cold storage) for years. The solutions all rely on a combination of codes on digital or physical (paper or other) media in coordination with some kind of vaulting solution. …