Health

Alarming statistics show human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches

60% of ICO-reported breaches this year are caused by human error, with healthcare the most-affected sector

London, UK, 20th August 2019: Figures released today by Egress, the leading provider of people-centric data security solutions, obtained via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, highlight concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches (PDBs). 

The figures show that of the 4856 PDBs reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) between 1st January and 20th June 2019, 60% were the result of human error. 

Carbon Black Threat Report Details Cyberattacks Targeting the Healthcare Industry

Reading, UK – 5th June 2019 - Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud endpoint protection, today released a seminal report on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. The report, Healthcare Cyber Heists in 2019, features direct input from 20 industry-leading CISOs to determine how attackers have evolved over the past year.

Survey: Medical Device Industry Reveals 75% Satisfaction With Hybrid Development Method, Lowered Confidence in Compliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 23, 2019 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, security, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals today. Key findings suggest ongoing struggles with manual development, a trend-bucking shift toward hybrid development methodologies, and decreased confidence in audit compliance.

For teams that changed development methodologies in the past year, nearly 40% of them adopted a hybrid Agile methodology — moving away from Scrum (pure Agile method) and Stage-Gate, a proprietary Waterfall method.

Legacy applications pose serious cybersecurity risks to hospitals warns BridgeHead

HIMSS19, Orlando – 12 February 2019: Today sees the launch of a new white paper entitled, “Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cybersecurity Nightmare” co-authored by clinical and cybersecurity consultancy, AbedGraham, and healthcare data management specialists, BridgeHead Software.

How Employers Should Respond to Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are bound to happen from time to time, even in the most controlled of circumstances. The problem caused by these injuries can be seen from many different perspectives, yet, it always ends up unfavorably for the employee. First of all, it causes physical harm that’s hard to compensate materially, it may prevent one from performing their duties, which further puts one in a bad spot. Finally, it may cause some emotional trauma, which shouldn’t be downplayed in significance. Nevertheless, the repercussions for an employer may be quite bad, as well.

Medical Device Industry Survey Reveals Increase in Agile Development

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals. Key findings show increased concerns for mitigating risk and proving compliance during the development process. 

“Balancing compliance and risk management with fast-paced innovation is a tough challenge for medical device developers,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer, Perforce. “This year’s survey results illustrate how well respondents are addressing the challenge.”

Don't Burn Out: How to Deal With Overwhelming Stress

So, you are a successful business person, you really like your job, and everything is going just peachy. However, it is perfectly natural for times to come when too many projects fall into your lap, things at the office go awry, or you have to deal with a personal issue that is hindering your work performance. This is when you’ll probably ask yourself a lot of questions, but the main one that you should be asking yourself is “Ok, what do I do now?”

As everyone tends to fall on black days, there is a whole bunch of advice that you should adhere to in order to save yourself from burning out from all that overwhelming stress that is just piling up. Here are some things that you should try out.

Research from IP EXPO Manchester reveals hospital closure ranks top for British cyber fears

MANCHESTER, UK. 05 March – It looks like WannaCry, the ransomware that crippled the NHS last year, has left a lasting impression on Brits. A recent survey by IP EXPO Manchester revealed that the closure of hospitals due to a cyber-attack topped the charts as the scariest thing which could happen to the UK as a result of a cyber-attack. It beat out widespread power cuts, explosions at industrial plants and tampering with the food or water supply.

Work-life balance of UK IT professionals lags behind US workers but equals Australians

PagerDuty, the global leader in Digital Operations Management, today announced a new study that reveals the work-life balance of UK IT professionals is lagging behind that of their US counterparts but matches Australia data, according to a new report from the company.

The survey of over 800 IT professionals across the UK, the US and Australia, found that twice as many US respondents (36%) said their work-life balance was excellent versus just 15% of IT professionals in the UK and 16% Australia.

The findings contradict the general perception by many in the UK that Australians enjoy a better work-life balance than workers in Britain, and that American employees suffer even more because of fewer days off.

Fifty-Two Posts: Alone Time

My son had a out of town hockey tournament this weekend which resulted in my family leaving me home alone. In the past 48 hours, I've been the only human being in my house. My only duty this weekend was to take care of our dog Jasmine and the two cats, Oreo and Maya. What a wonderful gift I received in this opportunity to be alone and to be just me without interruption.