Start measuring your cybersecurity efforts


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Business has finally realized the importance of cybersecurity. However, it has turned out that few companies measure value and effectiveness of their cybersecurity activities. Metrics though provide a clear understanding of how properly the process works and how it works for the business.

 

According to the Thycotic’s SMI (Security Measurement Index) benchmark survey, 58 percent of the respondents failed to answer right when asked to evaluate their cybersecurity activities comparing to the cybersecurity investments and best practices.

 

The survey revealed that even though companies spend more than $100 billion a year on cybersecurity, 32 percent do this blindly.

 

Moreover, 80 percent of respondents have not included business users in the process of purchasing cybersecurity products. They had also failed to organize a corresponding committee to evaluate the risks that might have come from the cybersecurity investments.

 

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Google acquires health monitoring start-up from Seattle


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GeekWire reports that Shwetak Patel, computer scientist in the University of Washington, has sold his Senosis Health app to Google on August 14, 2017. Patel launched Senosis with four other tech transfer experts, clinicians, and researchers.

 

The whole team comprised dozen of engineers and physicians. They wanted to transform smartphones into the devices to monitor and collect health metrics such as pulmonary function, hemoglobin counts and others. Patel’s team believed that mobile phone’s sensors could be used as a modern diagnostic tool. They wanted to provide on-the-go physiological sensing and remote disease monitoring by increasing the sensory capabilities.

 

The acquisition is another argument for Google’s interest in the digital healthcare industry.

 

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Healthcare security and data sanitization: what’s in common?


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Healthcare industry is getting ready for the security threats. Lee Kim, HIMSS privacy and security director, found that many respondents of their survey were busy with testing preparation, CISOs hiring, and threat management programs. On the other hand, the industry still underestimated data monitization.

 

Numbers are more illustrative: 60 percent out of 126 IT specialists have already hired an Information Security leader. Hospitals and systems with CISOs NIST-like frameworks, diligently buy security products and held security training. 75 percent of the surveyed establishments behold threat management programs and regularly have penetration testing. 85 percent assess risks minimum once a year.

 

In the recent survey, though, 64 percent of IT specialists gave an incorrect answer when asked what the term meant. Many are misguided believing that it is enough to reset factory and reformat hard drives to securely clear data.

 

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Meaningful Use: all three stages


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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs to promote meaningful use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) among eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CEHRT).

 

To qualify for the EHR Incentive Programs, EPs has to achieve objectives of Meaningful Use. MU has three stages. Stage 1 outlined requirements for the electronic data capture. Stage 2 promoted the use of the CEHRT to continuously improve point of care and exchange structurally formatted information. CMS released Stage 3 as a final rule that modified Stage 2. This last one concentrated on CEHRT to improve health outcomes.

 

MU has five patient-drive objectives:

  • Improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
  • Engage patients and their families.
  • Improve care coordination.
  • Improve public and population health.
  • Ensure privacy and security for personal health information.

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Seattle study puts down some common criticisms of Airbnb-style renting as regulations loom


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 Airbnb may have put its foot in its mouth before when it comes to communicating the benefits it brings to cities, but it’s hard to argue with raw, uncut science. A new study from the Internet Association, a trade group comprising many online properties including Airbnb, takes a hard look at housing stats in Seattle and bats away a few issues commonly brought up regarding the service. Read More

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth


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 The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends. The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center, a NASA spokesperson confirmed. The GhanaSat-1 deployed into orbit… Read More

Beyond the boring blockchain bubble


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 The silly season continues. Speculators are piling into the cryptocurrency space in the hopes of–sometimes very literally–making money fast. As I write this Ethereum’s value has halved since June but is still 20x since January. Litecoin is up 12x since then. Even Bitcoin has tripled, again. It seems like everyone now has an opinion on, and a position in… Read More

Travis Kalanick reportedly sought to reassert control at Uber after ouster


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 Just under two months after resigning from Uber, former CEO Travis Kalanick has reportedly asked some former colleagues if they would support him in a potential shareholder battle, according to a new report by The Information. You’ll periodically find these kinds of proxy fights happening at public companies, but after his ouster, it appears that Kalanick still may want to try to gain… Read More

Travis Kalanick reportedly sought to reassert control at Uber after ouster


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 Just under two months after resigning from Uber, former CEO Travis Kalanick has reportedly asked some former colleagues if they would support him in a potential shareholder battle, according to a new report by The Information. You’ll periodically find these kinds of proxy fights happening at public companies, but after his ouster, it appears that Kalanick still may want to try to gain… Read More

This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry


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 Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically speaking. Startup AavGo is trying to fix that by bringing iPads into hotels to enable hotel staff to communicate among themselves, as well as enable hotel guests to easily communicate with… Read More

This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry


This post is by Megan Rose Dickey from TechCrunch


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 Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically speaking. Startup AavGo is trying to fix that by bringing iPads into hotels to enable hotel staff to communicate among themselves, as well as enable hotel guests to easily communicate with… Read More

There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity efforts circulating inside the company


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 A screed from a Googler against the company’s diversity policies appears to be circulating internally at the company, according to Gizmodo, which has published the memo. Motherboard first reported on the existence of the document making the rounds, which Googlers condemned on Twitter. In it, the author of the “manifesto” appears to try to argue that the gender gap in… Read More

There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity efforts circulating inside the company


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 A screed from a Googler against the company’s diversity policies appears to be circulating internally at the company, according to Gizmodo, which has published the memo. Motherboard first reported on the existence of the document making the rounds, which Googlers condemned on Twitter. In it, the author of the “manifesto” appears to try to argue that the gender gap in… Read More

7 ways CRISPR is about to change our world


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 Would you eliminate cancer if you had the power to do it? How about ridding the world of HIV or wiping out Zika-carrying mosquitos? CRISPR, a new gene editing technique helping scientists snip out unwanted DNA fragments with surgical precision, promises to do just that — and it could radically change our world in the very near future. This new technology could touch everything from the… Read More

All the major cases where an LTE-enabled Apple Watch would be great


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 Apple is reportedly working on an Apple Watch that won’t have to be tethered to your phone for data, freeing that small fitness tracker on your wrist from the oppressive confines of having to carry around a now-critical piece of technology for operating in your daily life.
This will probably have repercussions for the battery life of the watch that you have to charge every evening. We… Read More

Snap’s earnings this week will once again test its place in the advertising universe


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 Snap will report its second earnings report this week, which will once again look to answer the question: is there room on the advertising spectrum for Snap? The answer during its last earnings report (its first as a public company) was a resounding to be determined. The company’s stock has been hammered in the past several months falling well below its IPO price, which is not great… Read More

Markets are strong, but big startup M&A deals just aren’t happening


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 Public markets are riding high, and many big tech acquirers are flush with cash. However, it’s a very dull year for big acquisitions of private technology companies. The unicorn M&A scene looks particularly sluggish and valuation-challenged: seven months into 2017 and we’ve seen just one big unicorn M&A deal. But it’s not just the unicorn space where big deals… Read More

How Apple could become a $1 trillion company


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 Apple reported its earnings this week, and with a surprisingly positive report the shares spiked again as Apple signaled a potential huge iPhone release. With that jump, Apple’s market cap is now over $800 billion. This year alone, shares of Apple are up almost 35%. If Apple’s promise plays out — or exceeds — what Wall Street hopes for the September quarter, we may soon… Read More