RYUK: Healthcare on Alert

As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough to worry about, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued an unprecedented warning of an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.”   Intelligence indicates that a Russian ransomware group known as UNC1878 is planning to deploy ransomware nicknamed “Ryuk” to more than…

Phish Stories: Big, Bad, and Sadly, True

My grandfather was a fisherman. He left home when he was just a young boy, hitched across the country, joined the Merchant Marines, and spent his teenage years aboard a fishing trawler in the Bering Sea. When I was growing up, he’d put me to bed by telling some of the wildest, craziest fish stories…

The Blog Days of Winter: Top Healthcare Blogs of 2019

In our list of the Top Healthcare Blogs, we scoured the internet for the most reputable, intriguing, and frequently updated Healthcare blogs. For this edition, we’ve selected our top 10; those blogs, forums, niche industry publications, and medical professional resources that just plain get it. They understand that healthcare innovation is worthless without focusing on…

Top 5 Uses of Biometrics in Healthcare

“I can tell by your voice harmonics that you’re badly upset Dave. Why don’t you take a stress pill and get some rest?” HAL, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey used voice recognition and artificial general intelligence in some of that movie’s most memorable scenes. But what was so futuristic 50…