Immoral ransomware hospital practices
OtherTech

Immoral ransomware hospital practices

Recently, ransomeware attacks on various hospitals and other healthcare facilities became mainstream media news. Today’s hackers aren’t only interesting in locking the computers of high profile companies, but target the health industry by demanding Bitcoin payments in exchange for unlocking their pc’s. Hospitals provide critical care and rely on the latest patient records. The patient-care can get delayed or halted, which can result in death or lawsuits against the hospital. According to S. Sjouwerman they ”have not trained their employees on cyber-security and hospitals don’t focus on cyber-security in general.” They focus on HiPAA compliance, which are the federal requirements about patient privacy protection. In this article you read about: why internet security software companies aren’t taken aback about these recent events and what kind of measurements hospital facilities can take to combat digital extortion. Continue reading

SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?
GreenTech

SolarPower: good for now or tomorrow?

At this moment [2017] humans are still dependent on fossil fuels to provide them with electricity for their daily uses. This energy source is not only reliable but more importantly low-cost. However there are downsides: fossil fuels aren’t abundance source and it isn’t sustainable for planet earth. One of the solutions is making use of is sun by placing solar panels on the roof. And thus giving humans an abundant natural energy source.It’s a straightforward solution, but this comes with a few difficult tasks. In the ‘Solar energy:good for now or tomorrow?’ article you will learn how the production of solar energy works, the advantages and disadvantages, what kind of tasks lay ahead make solar energy accessible for the average household and how to find your way in the current market. Continue reading