Articles by tag: CISA

CISA’s Role in Cybersecurity Following the Change Healthcare Cyber Attack is Proving to be Multifaceted

In wake of the devastating cyber attack on Change Healthcare, a significant provider of healthcare technology, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has come under scrutiny for its response. Several political leaders are now demanding transparency and action, as this incident underscores the growing menace of cyber threats to critical infrastructure. The focus…

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Balancing Cybersecurity and Privacy: Why the Healthcare Industry Needs Stronger Laws to Protect Patient Privacy

As healthcare institutions continue to digitize their patient data, the cybersecurity measures safeguarding this sensitive information have surged to the forefront of industry discussions. The discussion has been further ignited by the new directives aimed at strengthening the partnership between public entities and private healthcare providers. Navigating the complex relationship between cybersecurity and privacy…

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Preventing Cyberattacks on Healthcare Agencies: Why Agencies Need Clear Guidelines and Advanced Security Tools

Following a significant ransomware attack on Change Healthcare that disrupted the healthcare system, U.S. senators, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have demanded immediate action to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities. They have pressed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to disclose its response and assess cybersecurity threats more broadly. This demand underscores the growing concern over…

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With Pressure From Government Officials, CISA’s Role in Managing Healthcare Cybersecurity is at the Forefront

In recent weeks, the cybersecurity landscape has once again ignited concern and is in the spotlight following a severe ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, a critical player in the U.S. healthcare system. The incident disrupted services extensively, prompting urgent call to action from political figures. Three U.S. Senators, led by Senator Elizabeth Warren, have…

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From Cybersec Guidelines to Guardrails: America Must Ditch the Standards Debate for Practical Cybersecurity Wins

Recent calls from Federal IT leaders for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to implement stricter cybersecurity standards and enhance collaboration have given rise to a pressing question: How can sectors of critical infrastructure effectively shield themselves from the growing wave of cyber threats through actionable and enforceable cybersecurity practices? Drawing on his experience…

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Education & EdTech
What Data Do Schools Need to Protect the Most?

Not everything in politics is gridlocked. This year, the bipartisan K-12 Cybersecurity Act passed in the Senate, directing the CISA to study cybersecurity risks at school and develop strategies and resources for educational professionals and students to follow. I asked James Harold, CEO of Identity Automation: With all of the cyber attacks in recent…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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