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The creepiness factor in healthcare data analytics

Aug. 5, 2015 | PADDY PADMANABHAN

Today, we are on the cusp of unlocking the potential of data in the practice of evidence-based medicine and population health management. There are great benefits than can unfold from the use of multiple data sources, but we need to balance it with privacy concerns and unintended consequences.

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Book excerpt: Bullseye Breach

Aug. 5, 2015 | GREG SCOTT

With so many data breaches at major retailers in recent years, it is often hard to keep track of who has been hit by hackers lately. Inspired by recent events, IT veteran and author Greg Scott put together Bullseye Breach, a story about how Russians steal 40 million customer credit card numbers from a fictional Minneapolis retailer named Bullseye Stores.

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Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

Aug. 5, 2015 | GRANT GROSS

The U.S. Senate could take a preliminary vote as soon as Wednesday on a controversial bill intended to encourage businesses to share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies, despite concerns that the legislation would allow the widespread sharing of personal customer data.

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