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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The NIST HIPAA Security Toolkit Application is intended to help organizations better understand the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, implement those requirements, and assess those implementations in their operational environment. Target users include, but are not limited to, HIPAA covered entities, business associates, and other organizations such as those providing HIPAA Security Rule implementation, assessment, and compliance services. Target user organizations can range in size from large nationwide health plans with vast information technology (IT) resources to small health care providers with limited access to IT expertise."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft’s Security Essentials beta is now available to download."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"No company wants to be the subject of the next headline about a cybersecurity attack or critical data loss. Losing business data or customer information takes a toll on your business' reputation and its pocketbook. While it is impossible to entirely avoid an attack, there are steps you can take to mitigate the effects."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The U.S. has built, flown, pointed and triggered a missile designed specifically to carry a directed-energy weapon. That payload, expected to be operational soon, will be able to disrupt, shut down, spoof or damage electrical systems, but little has been revealed about the project."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Apple’s iPhones are always among the hottest gadgets of any holiday shopping season, but for one passenger on an Australian flight, the phone was too hot to handle — literally."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Doyenz Inc., a provider of cloud-based recovery services for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced its disaster recovery-related predictions for the coming year. Chief revenue officer Eric Webster predicts that the disaster recovery market will experience a flurry of changes as cloud computing technologies mature and automation drives greater cost and operational efficiencies."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The worm is making the rounds now, and detection of the malicious file that's being used to drop the malware on victims' machines is quite low. Researchers at CSIS in Denmark analyzed the worm's behavior and found that it appears to be using stolen Facebook credentials to log in to user accounts. It then sends out messages to the victim's Facebook friends with a link that's supposedly to a photo file."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is the evil step-sister of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the much-criticized Internet blacklist bill introduced in the House last month. They’ve got a lot in common — both bills would allow the government and private rightsholders to censor the Internet for Americans, and both bills have faced strong opposition from regular citizens, business leaders, and public interest groups."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"We've seen insects with microchips attached used as zombie drones and weapon trackers, thanks to DARPA. But now a group at the University of Michigan has a plan to unleash cyborg insects equipped with sensors as first responders in dangerous environments."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid said Thursday that it will delay enforcement of a deadline for healthcare providers to roll out a new version of a standard governing how medical transactions are processed."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yikes!

"Printers can be remotely controlled by computer criminals over the Internet, with the potential to steal personal information, attack otherwise secure networks and even cause physical damage, the researchers argue in a vulnerability warning first reported by msnbc.com. They say there's no easy fix for the flaw they’ve identified in some Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer lines – and perhaps on other firms’ printers, too – and there's no way to tell if hackers have already exploited it."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"So a new company called Blueseed is seeking to bypass the political process and solve the problem directly. Blueseed plans to buy a ship and turn it into a floating incubator anchored in international waters off the coast of California."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Increasingly, corporations are hiring private investigators to trawl social-media sites for intelligence about competitors and to watch for insider leaks, product complaints and evidence of employee misconduct."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Is obesity a sign of Malnutrition and/or Undernutrition and not Overnutrition as suggested today?

Malnutrition: Lack of adequate nutrition resulting from insufficient food, unbalanced diet, or defective assimilation

Undernutrition: Deficient bodily nutrition due to inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation called also hyponutrition

Overnutrition: Excessive food intake especially when viewed as a factor in pathology

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The total tonnes of gold reserves from the International Financial Statistics cited by the World Gold Council is 30,708.3 tonnes."

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