Daily Headline : Terrorism
10/20/2014 - Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization; meanwhile, in Texas, dozens of people who had contact with an Ebola patient were taken off a watch list. The United Nations has released a report about the alarming rise of executions in Iraq. Turkey will allow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS. And China is blaming the United States for derailing cybersecurity talks.
Daily Headline : Travel Security
10/16/2014 - The first human trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine have begun in Maryland. Half a dozen Hong Kong police officers are suspended after a video surfaced of pro-democracy protesters being beaten. And, the third major security vulnerability this year has been discovered by researchers at Google.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
10/15/2014 - The Ebola outbreak has spread fears worldwide, but a global risk consulting firm recommends separating fact from fiction before jumping to potentially harmful conclusions.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
09/23/2014 - The United States launched airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Tuesday and also targeted another terrorist organization in the region. Penetration testing has determined that HealthCare.gov contains a "critical" security vulnerability, and other findings from an Inspector General report. And, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released several reports on Monday related to safety and security.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
09/16/2014 - The United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help curb the Ebola outbreak. The Washington Post describes the NFL's vast security network in a behind-the-scenes look. And a GAO report says that DHS has not effectively integrated its vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.
Daily Headline : Web-based Threats
09/05/2014 - BP was accused of "gross misconduct" and "willful negligence" by a federal judge over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and could face as much as $17 billion in fines. Apple announced it will be bolstering security alerts on its iCloud platform after celebrity accounts were hacked. And the Obama administration says the federal health insurance site HealthCare.gov has been breached.
Cybersecurity: IT Security
09/02/2014 - A Web-based application allows an assistance network for developmentally disabled adults to replace the manual paperwork process.
Daily Headline : International
08/19/2014 - The healthcare information of approximately 4.5 million patients was compromised at a network of healthcare facilities based in Tennessee. The U.S. Center for Digital Democracy has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a framework designed to safeguard the privacy of EU citizens is failing, and more.
SM Online: Research & Studies
05/16/2014 - Patient privacy remains at risk despite federal laws to protect it. Learn more in the Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, a study by the Ponemon Institute that was sponsored by ID Experts.
Cybersecurity: Access Control
03/24/2014 - Most and least effective security controls in healthcare
Book Reviews: Drug Control
01/30/2014 - The book explores a broad spectrum of mitigation strategies, including packaging, supply chain integrity, “on dose” and “in dose” markers, and more in a depth well beyond that of a primer.
Case Study: Physical Security
01/29/2014 - New panic buttons help hospital security guards respond more quickly to violent incidents.
Daily Headline : International
01/14/2014 - Drug cartel violence in Mexico has led to federal forces taking over security in Michoacan State; a one-sentence bill regarding security breaches at HealthCare.gov is receiving critcism from the White House; and violence erupts in Egypt on the first day of the vote on the country's new charter.