How natural language processing will help achieve a payback on EHRs

Information Management Resources

With almost all healthcare organizations now using electronic records, computer algorithms will increasingly mine unstructured data to help improve care. Machine learning Healthcare analytics EHR analysis EHR documentation

EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware

Security Affairs

Computer systems at EVRAZ, a multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining company, have been hit by Ryuk ransomware. EVRAZ is one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies with headquarters in London.


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GUEST ESSAY. Everyone should grasp these facts about cyber threats that plague digital commerce

The Last Watchdog

Malware, a combination of the terms ‘malicious’ and ‘software,’ includes all malicious programs that intend to exploit computer devices or entire network infrastructures to extract victim’s data, disrupt business operations, or simply, cause chaos. There’s no definitive method or technique that defines malware; any program that harms the computer or system owners and benefits the perpetrators is malware. Computer Viruses. Computer worms.

Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Craig Ball once made a great point in responding to a post of mine about educating lawyers when he said “ We not only need to persuade lawyers to take the plunge, we need to insure there’s a pool for them to jump into. Do they go to a community night course on computers? Beyond that, I’d also suggest the following books which are worth consulting as well: A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide To Electronic Discovery , Mary Mack (available on Amazon here ).

The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Once it’s inside, Ryuk can spread across network servers through file shares to individual computers,” reads a post published by SBI. The City of Durham, North Carolina, was the last victim in order of time of the infamous Ryuk ransomware that infected its systems.

Sopra Steria hit by the Ryuk ransomware gang

Security Affairs

A cyber attack was detected on the Sopra Steria computer network on the evening of October 20. A few days before, EVRAZ , one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies, has been hit by the Ryuk ransomware.

Free Tool: Honey Feed

Security Affairs

Hi folks, today I’d like to point you out another tool of mine which extracts suspicious IPs from undesired connections. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background. I do have a MD in computer engineering and a PhD on computer security from University of Bologna. I do have experience in security testing since I have been performing penetration testing on several US electronic voting systems.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Google Android team found high severity flaw in Honeywell Android-based handheld computers. Magecart cybercrime group stole customers credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer. Ngrok Mining Botnet. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Let me inform you that my new book, “Digging in the Deep Web” is online with a special deal. 20% discount. Kindle Edition. Paper Copy.

Could Beto O’Rourke become the first US President with a past of hacking?

Security Affairs

Mr. O’Rourke, 46, was a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow in the late 1980s when he was going online with the moniker “Psychedelic Warlord,” he also contributed to electronic magazines published online decades earlier by the hacker group. This happiness was mine by right. There is no indication that O’Rourke ever engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity, such as breaking into computers or writing code that enabled others to do so,” Reuters concluded.

Sustes Malware: CPU for Monero

Security Affairs

Sustes ( is a nice example of Pirate-Mining and even if it’s hard to figure out its magnitude, since the attacker built-up private pool-proxies, I believe it’s interesting to fix wallet address in memories and to share IoC for future Protection. In this scenario, it is used to make money at the expense of computer users by abusing the infected computer to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency.

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Before we outline the safety hacks, let us briefly discuss why you need to protect yourself from hackers: How Safe Is Your Data: Why You Need To Protect Yourself From Hackers As the internet, computers, and connected devices (smart homes, smart appliances, etc.) As computers and smart devices creep into every crevice of our life, the need to protect yourself from hackers has never been greater.

else 11/25: The Collective Hallucination of Currency

John Battelle's Searchblog

Bitcoin mining operation. A new electronic payment platform that may have significant advantages over most of the existing ones.” How to handle critical response to the NSA is becoming messy, a challenge from the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed directly to the Supreme Court is turned away. If this doesn’t terrify you… Google’s computers OUTWIT their humans – The Register.

To get the most from blockchain in government, a sharing mindset is needed


When I was at university earning my Masters in Computer Science, I devoted a lot of my coursework to distributed computing. The doctor’s office owns the Electronic Health Record system, but that doesn’t give the office ownership of the patient’s medical information or control over the insurance company’s payment decision. So, how do we achieve this new mindset of “what’s yours is mine and mine is yours?”.

Extending intranets to hard-to-reach staff: Controlled documents kiosk example


This Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF) post about meeting the needs of hard-to-reach staff reminded me of a kiosk system that was developed on top of an electronic document and records management system at Illawarra Coal (part of BHPB Billiton ) – I was part of the team that helped to implement the system and came up with the conceptual design of the intranet publishing architecture from this system.

Turning Content Inside Out


Content is produced today by most organisations in the same way since the 1980's when personal computers were introduced and 'personal productivity' software became available. These sites provide ad hoc stores of information that can be followed, searched, and mined but even more critically, help solve information 'unknowns' by linking people together. Pilot shareable, collaboration-built-in electronic formats like Microsoft's OneNote or Google Docs and blog about the successes.

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Reverse engineering a forgotten 1970s Intel dual core beast: 8271, a new ISA

Scary Beasts Security

Sometimes the elegant solution isn't the best solution. " -- Dave House, digressing to the 8271 during "Oral History Panel on the Development and Promotion of the Intel 8080 Microprocessor" [ link ], April 26th 2007, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California.

Office 2.0 Conference September 3-5 | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

Topics Sony PlayStation 3 , Sony Playstation , Conference , Office 2.0 , Collaboration , Groupware , Game Players , Enterprise Software , Software , Consumer Electronics , Personal Technology , Oliver Marks Blogger Info Oliver Marks Bio Contact Biography Oliver Marks Oliver Marks provides seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on the effective planning of Enterprise 2.0 All pretty cutting edge in the spirit of this conference which is a personal favorite of mine.