Our update this week is dominated by two conferences that took place in the US — RSA Conference 2016 the premiere information security tradeshow, and health IT conference and exhibition, HIMSS 2016. We look at the hi-tech twist of 21st century piracy on the high seas, the inherent insecurity of any system involving humans and the race to shorten the clinical trial process.
Marc Spitler, Principal, Verizon talks to Dark Reading about the new Verizon Data Breach Digest report, issued at RSA Conference this week. Marc discusses the report’s “in-the-trenches scenarios of actual cyberattack investigations by the company’s RISK team.” The highlight of the article is a detailed scenario which reveals how armed pirates for several months had been strategically attacking ships in their travels on the sea, using hacked information from a global shipping company’s servers to target and hijack cargo ships. (Dark Reading)
A round-up of Verizon’s newly released Data Breach Digest, with Ashish Thapar, Managing Principal, Verizon and Aaron Sharp, Security Solutions Consultant, Verizon discussing the report’s findings including security comprises in the internet of things (IoT) space. Both experts emphasise the human element still remains “the weakest link in the security chain.” (CSO Australia)
Announced at HIMSS 2016, Promeditec, an Italian developer of IT solutions which help accelerate clinical trials, has chosen Verizon Cloud to support the delivery of its AppClinical trial solution. The company will also work with Verizon’s governance, risk and compliance teams for security and regulatory compliance support. (Outsourcing Pharma)