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Infosec and healthcare: Prescribing the right tablets

Information security is a fundamental part of the healthcare research industry. Joanne Frearson talks to Sarah Lawson, head of IT at one of Oxford University’s research facilities

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Keil Hubert: We must overcome our desire to avoid unpleasant confrontations

At this year’s European Information Security Summit, I deconstructed a real-world cyber security incident in order to highlight different ways that human misperceptions and flawed human judgment will often undermine the well-thought-out security protocols and high-powered defensive equipment that could, on their own, pre-empt or contain a breach.

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Panic Stations: Security technology and panic rooms

One example of technology contributing to security is with panic rooms

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Medical devices at risk from cyber attack

A pacemaker designed to send life-saving electrical pulses to your heart and provide your doctor with vital information about your health can also unfortunately be a target of a sinister cyber attack.

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Maude: cyber security is ‘an essential feature’ of the economic recovery

Around 93 per cent of large corporations had a cyber security breach over the past financial year.

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Intellectual property is number one target for cyber attacks

Academia is one of the most targeted sectors in cyber attacks, according to security firm FireEye.

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Hacked off? Organisations should step up their cyber security

Organisations should be taking the same precautions as governments, as cyber attacks become increasingly common.

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British Museum summit hailed as another success

Business Technology Inner Circle confirmed its impressive standing in the business world with its second European Information Security Summit, held at the British Museum in February.

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Keil Hubert: Sometimes You Lose

In an ideal world, everyone would cheerfully comply with company policies. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert helps an old friend change his program management strategy to compensate for the fact that the business world is far from ideal.

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Heartbleed bug: scale and danger still unknown

Mumsnet is among the first websites to come forward and say user information has been hacked as a result of the Heartbleed bug, while the Canada Revenue Agency has revealed the social insurance numbers of around 900 taxpayers were removed from the system because of the vulnerability.

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