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Smart Hospitals: Security and Resilience for Smart Health Service and Infrastructures

January 19, 2017

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a new report to help IT and security officers of healthcare organisations implement IoT devices securely and protect smart hospitals from a variety of threats. Interconnected health care systems Devices, system components and networks are becoming autonomous, ubiquitous …
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NIST: SMS Authentication is not Secure.

January 09, 2017

Towards the end of July 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started the process of deprecating the use of SMS-based out-of-band authentication. Updated guidelines stated that SMS-based two-factor authentication is not secure and should be banned. It is not only insecure but also inconvenient for users, we …
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Current status of Dutch health data breaches

December 21, 2016

Dutch hospitals already reported 304 cases of lost sensitive information. The official report does not provide all the details, because these may be traced to individual patients or hospitals. Since 1 January 2016, the data breach notification obligation has entered into force. This obligation means that organisations (companies as well …
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Smart Cities are not safe (yet)

November 14, 2016

A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple solutions like Internet of Things (IoT) in a secure way to manage a city’s assets. The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life and to improve the efficiency of services and meet citizens’ needs, …
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