Here are some snippets of news and stories happening around the technological world and how it can affect the industry as a whole. For the month of November, we will be focusing on effects on hospital breaches, tips to avoid network downtime for CyberMonday and many more.
Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals Tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks
On an alarming level, a new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University shows that network attacks and data breaches happening to hospitals have resulted in increased fatal heart attacks among patients. According to multiple healthcare industry experts, there is currently no data available to support the finding of a negative patient outcome, as a result of a cybersecurity vulnerability or attack. However, issues such as making pressing and critical healthcare decisions are being delayed as providers are not able to get test results back in time. Uncover more of what these disruptions are and what it can lead to here.
5 Things Retailers Can Do Now to Avoid a Cyber Monday Disaster
The holiday season is around the corner and many retailers who have online stores are amping up their processes in preparation for the holiday rush. Mixed with a feeling of excitement and trepidation, retailers are expecting a massive increase in sales and traffic to their website and apps. In order to keep up with the exponential demand, an important tip is to establish your network baseline traffic that enables you to fine-tune your alerts so you can detect problems quickly. Here are the rest of the top 5 things that every online retailer should adhere to in order to avoid any network issues or digital crisis through the times of need.
Active or Passive Network Monitoring: Which Should Your Company Use?
Depending on how big your company is, how much data you are dealing with, and what your end goal is, there are various methods for surveying the network. The 2 in contention are active versus passive network monitoring. Many times engineers are confused about which would be the most efficient and effective way of protecting and securing their own networks. In this article, Solutions Review explains the difference between both and provides insight on which one to adopt, according to your strategy. Read here to find out more.
Businesses Across the Board Scramble to Comply with California Data-Privacy Law
The start of the new year will ring in new regulations for companies collecting data on customers in California. The new law, which passed last year, applies to any for-profit business that does business in California, as long as its annual revenue tops $25 million, or it holds personal information on at least 50,000 consumers, or it generates at least 50% of its annual revenue from selling user data. This move was initiated to ensure that customers have the right to where their data goes and that they are able to ask businesses to delete their information or opt-out of letting it be sold. Companies that do not comply with this enforceable law are at risk of hefty fines and possible civil litigation. Click here to understand the implications of protecting consumer data for both retailers and customers.
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