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Cloud Security and Healthcare: Recap of iHT2 Panel with Cameron Camp of ESET

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) brings together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Each year, the Institute hosts a series of events & programs which promote improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care through information technology and facilitating knowledge exchange. I a ...

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Target Breach Aftermath, Latest Chapter: CEO Out

A cursory read of headlines covering Target for the past five months renders today's news transitive: Target's CEO is leaving. Late last year, the giant U.S. retailer suffered one of the largest electronic data breaches in history. Millions of consumers became victims, their credit card numbers potentially gone and up for auction to the highest bidder. Target became a common target for ridicule. Even in rec ...

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What Does Influence Mean?

During MSLGROUP North America’s analysis of the Target credit card data breach, we spent some time discussing who had the most influence in the social media sphere. Breaking down “influencers” into different groups, we had deep discussions on who was saying what and why they mattered in the scope of the breach. From top tier media to local press to non-media, just what does it mean to be an “influencer?” Fo ...

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SXSW: The Future is Wearable

Every year SXSW Interactive seems to have an overarching meme: mobile, apps, the singularity, zero interchange, Twitter. If I had one key takeaway from SXSW it's that this year (and the next few) is likely to be the “year of the wearable device.” According to the schedule, 64 different sessions touched on wearable technology in some way shape or form. To my mind the discussions broke into three different ca ...

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SXSW: Healthcare and the Connected, Mobile, Private Future

What do physicians, Melbourne and the CFPB have in common? More than you might think. They're at the intersection of healthcare, technology and privacy rights. Today I had the pleasure of attending three very different panels at SXSW 2014, but when you look at them in aggregate, they paint a very interesting picture for the future of healthcare, real-time interaction and the way we look at society. As commu ...

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Boston InfoSec Event Tackles the Topic of Today’s Targeted Threats

Less than a week since RSA Conference 2014 ended, members of the InfoSec community convened again, this time in Boston at a half-day seminar hosted by InformationWeek and Dark Reading called “Security: Understanding and Preventing Today’s Targeted Threats.” Some of the industry’s best-known personalities were on hand to discuss the latest attack trends, the motivations, methods and tools behind them, and ho ...

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Infosec Innovators Urged to Act on Ideas as RSA 2014 Wraps

For the masses mulling around San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week, they would likely agree that RSA Conference 2014 was brimming with innovation. We at MSLGROUP witnessed it firsthand with our troops on the ground and those reporting from the RSA Conference War Room. We saw top innovators receive due recognition at the SC Magazine Awards ceremony, among other honors dished out last week. And we know on ...

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RSA 2014: Social Media’s Spiky Reaction

Over the past week, we've been tracking the social media reaction to two terms, the "#RSAC" hashtag and the keywords, "RSA Conference." We used NUVI, BusinessWire's social media monitoring tool, to watch the social media conversations surrounding RSA Conference 2014. More specifically, we monitored from Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET to today, Friday, February 28 at 11 am ET. Here's what we found. Conferenc ...

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That’s a Wrap: The Buzz at RSA 2014 (Day 4)

As RSA 2014 wound down on Thursday, conversations shifted. Yes, buzz persisted around the NSA/RSA scandal. However, other topics came to the forefront. A few notable keynote and panel topics included: charity: water: Founded by CEO, Scott Harrison, the main goal is to get clean water to every person on the planet living without it. The charity was started after Harrison traveled to Africa on a volunteer mis ...

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RSA Can’t Catch a Break: Conference App Allegedly Leaks Data Of Thousands Of Users

This afternoon, media at RSA are reporting that both the RSA Conference mobile app and WiFi are not secure. Sean Michael Kerner at eWeek is reporting that "the conference might not necessarily be practicing what it preaches." Kerner notes that, unlike some of the other major tech conferences that he attends, "RSA this year does not have an encrypted WPA WiFi access point for attendees or even for the press. ...

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MSLGROUP IT Security Pros at RSA Conference 2014

Over 20 members of MSLGROUP's tech team have been on the ground in San Fran at RSA Conference 2014 for our IT security practice, with many others providing support from the home-base. Those who are in attendance at RSA took a quick break during the show to snap a team photo. From left to right: Iris Herrera Whitney, David Sikorski, Kelly Doyle, Anna Parker, Anne Lundregan, Isaac Steinmetz, Lesley Sullivan,  ...

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VIDEO: Bryan Acohido of USA Today Offers RSA 2014 Insights

Veteran security journalist Byron Acohido met up with MSLGROUP's Tiffany Darmetko at RSA Conference 2014 to share his observations about the event, and we captured their chat on camera. As mentioned in a blog post yesterday and as Byron points out, companies are highly aware of their need for security solutions and are at RSA to find the technologies that can help keep the bad guys out. Check out what else ...

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