Malicious Actors and Medical Data: Where Are We Heading?

March 12, 2020 | Devin Morrissey
Devin Morrissey

Devin Morrissey

Devin prides himself on being a jack of all trades; his career trajectory is more a zigzag than an obvious trend, just the way he likes it. He pops up across the Pacific Northwest, though never in one place for long. You can follow him more reliably on Twitter.

March 12, 2020 | Devin Morrissey

Malicious Actors and Medical Data: Where Are We Heading?

Data is the hottest commodity in town, particularly on the dark web. But there’s one type of file that hackers are most interested in: your medical data. Whereas a credit card number or Social Security number can net a criminal $1-$15 depending on the data type, medical records can sell for the equivalent of $60 each (in Bitcoin). What…

February 6, 2020 | Devin Morrissey

Building comprehensive cybersecurity policies

Image Source: Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. When you think of cybersecurity, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Most of the time, it might be your business’s IT team, who run around worrying about updates, threats, and computing capacity. The reality is that cybersecurity isn&rsquo…

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January 23, 2020 | Devin Morrissey

Healthcare security: How can blockchain help?

This is part 2 of a blog on healthcare security. For more info, check out part 1. An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. When it comes to data security, there is no more important place than the healthcare industry. When people go to the doctor, they provide all of their most sensitive information, from their health issues to their phone…

January 7, 2020 | Devin Morrissey

Healthcare cybersecurity for 2020 and beyond

An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. block These days, effective cybersecurity in healthcare is as critical as ever. Last year, more than 32 million patients had their personal and medical information stolen in data breaches across the United States. While moves are being made, the fact remains that healthcare providers still have many holes to plug when it comes to…

November 18, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

How website security and SEO are intimately connected

Learning how to optimize your website can be a challenge. At one time, it was only about figuring out what Google wanted, which was largely keywords. Now, it’s much more complex. Google is focused on not only delivering high-quality, relevant search results, but also on protecting people from malware and unscrupulous websites. Not only that, a hack of…

October 16, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Are smart homes really safe from hackers?

Image Source: Pexels There are a number of smart devices becoming commonplace in homes around the world, leading us closer and closer to the reality of smart homes, or houses that depend primarily on interconnected smart tech. Heating, lighting, and common appliances like doorbells, alarms, and entertainment devices are now increasingly being designed to operate on the internet of things …

September 24, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Medical apps & privacy: where are we?

Image Source: Unsplash Finding a new health-related app that tracks symptoms, increases self-care behaviors, or offers disease-specific education can be exciting for consumers. However, many apps share information with a host of other companies for marketing purposes. Often, these companies have nothing to do with healthcare and are not even  businesses the individual uses. This knowledge can be scary…

August 21, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Cyberbullying and cybersecurity: how are they connected?

Image Source: Pixabay Cyberbullying and cybersecurity incidents and breaches are two common problems in the modern, internet-driven world. The fact that they are both related to the internet is not the only connection they have, however. The two are actually intimately connected issues on multiple levels. It may seem like an odd notion. After all, cyberbullying typically involves using technology…

July 23, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

How to prevent elder abuse and financial fraud

The elderly population in the U.S has been on a steady incline for the past few decades. With more seniors living longer new challenges arise. Unfortunately, many seniors become vulnerable to different types of abuse, neglect, and exploitation as they age. The National Council on Aging estimates that financial fraud and abuse against seniors costs older Americans up to $36.5…

July 18, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

The future of supply chain management

Image Source: Pexels Currently, we’re in a period of growth for supply chain management. With the digital revolution bringing industry players around the globe closer together, business operations have expanded for companies big and small. As both business owners and consumers, we’re experiencing the changes every step of the way as well. Each change brings with…

May 21, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

The future of stock market analysis

Image Source: Pexels Stock sales and trading play a huge role in the U.S. and global economy. Stock exchanges provide the backbone to the economic infrastructure of our nation, as they help companies to expand when they’re ready by offering the general public a chance to invest in company stock. However, investing in the stock market can…

April 3, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Online reputation management: how to control what’s out there

Your reputation is one of the most powerful assets you can have as a successful businessperson. Having a reputation for honesty and quality can be the key to locking down major clients or building a standing in a fledgling market. Alternatively, having a poor reputation can be detrimental to the point of completely running you out of business. In this…

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