It has been found that the number of emails carrying malware increased to a new high in July with one in every 359 emails carrying a malicious payload, according to Symantec’s July Intelligence Report. July also saw increases in the number of phishing attempts and spam, but the increasing use by cybercriminals of email to spread malware took center stage reaching a level not seen since December 2016.
Blockchain technology to mitigate security challenges and help IoMT providers tap growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 10, 2017 – As patients are increasingly asserting their right to choose the therapy that best suits them, demand for better access to their medical data is intensifying. The shift in the balance of power during decision making is compelling healthcare providers to find more efficient ways of extracting meaningful information from medical records to present to patients. This has heightened the need for analytics to process the voluminous data produced by advanced, connected and smarter patient monitoring devices, which, consecutively, has turned the spotlight on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Meaningful insights accrued from the range of connected medical devices and monitoring tools can help patients make lifestyle changes or better manage an existing disease, and simultaneously aid clinicians by facilitating decision making.
Israel’s P.Z. Projects (www.projects.org.il) is launching a novel software platform that enables the registering of transactions between companies that are active in the global natural gas sector. Developed over a two-year period, the platform has been successfully tested by several leading local players who are active in the gas market.
Analysis of 4.8 Billion Fuzz Tests Identified 6.6 Seconds as the Average Time to First Failure for the Least Mature Protocol
LONDON, UK. Aug 9, 2017 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), today released its fuzzing report, which provides deep analysis on potential zero-day exploits in the open source protocols and common file formats used across six key industries, including automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, industrial control systems, and Internet of Things (IoT). The results stem from more than 4.8 billion fuzz tests conducted by Synopsys’ customers in 2016 using the Defensics® Fuzz Testing solution. Download the full copy of the Synopsys State of Fuzzing 2017 report.
Introduces key products for GDPR compliance and cloud data protection in Office 365 and Salesforce
LONDON, UK – 10 August 2017 – eperi, a provider of cloud data protection solutions, will be presenting its eperi Gateway at this year’s it-sa (10 – 12 October 2017 in Nuremberg, stand 10.1-430). At the stand, Elmar Eperiesi-Beck, Founder and CEO of eperi, Holger Mönius, Sales Director DACH and System Engineer Stefan Mark will inform the audience about data encryption and what it means for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force in May 2018. They will also demonstrate the eperi Gateway and show how it can be used to reduce the scope of GDPR to effectively meet compliance requirements.
It was announced this morning that the UK government have announced proposals to impose severe financial penalties on companies with poor cybersecurity plans in place. Businesses that provide essential services like energy and transport could be fined as much as £17m.