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Help us “hack healthcare” at SXSW 2017

“Health hacking” is a money-making industry and its rise parallels the rise of medical wearables in an age of IoT connectivity. Hackers can hold medical data for ransom, access federally controlled drugs to resell on the black market or manipulate life-saving data.

Is the convenience of a wearable device or sensor, whether a personal fitness device or a medical one, worth a trade for personal security and safety?

Vote to see Reg Harnish, CEO of GreyCastle Security, demonstrate how easily healthcare wearables can be hacked, – and what can be done with the information – during SXSW 2017.
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Fujifilm is expanding its focus to Regenerative Medicine

Fujifilm began as a photography company, but today is a well-known multinational imaging and information technology corporation. More recently, the company expanded its focus (pun intended) on developing innovative technologies in the healthcare and regenerative medicine space. Continue Reading >>

Salvation Army gave Austin’s Espinosa family a firm hand up

In 2001, when Sam Espinosa was a senior in high school, his family lived day to day in a motel room.  He performed extremely well in school, played on the varsity baseball team, and held down multiple jobs to help out his mother and five siblings, while they secretly lived on the knife’s edge.

The next year, Espinosa, no longer at risk, was able to attend Yale University on a full ride, studied history, among other subjects, and made crucial contacts that would ultimately lead to a successful career with digital start-ups.

What made that possible? The Salvation Army.

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Standardized Tests: Legislators should use survey findings to fix test protocols at Texas’ public schools.

The sight of little kids bending over their desks and filling in answer bubbles with No. 2 lead pencils has been a staple of the educational experience for so long that these kids have had kids. Few seem to be entirely happy with the role our state plays in the high-stakes testing culture of our public schools, yet this culture seems to have developed a life of its own. Continue Reading >>

 

DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

The Obama administration wants to put another $15 million toward bolstering the physical and cybersecurity of the country’s electricity grid. The funding, if approved by Congress, would concentrate on community-owned utilities and electricity cooperatives, which generally have less money to spend on cybersecurity than bigger, investor-owned utilities.  Continue Reading >>

“Most organizations cannot act on intelligence no matter how relevant it is,” said Harnish, CEO of GreyCastle Security. “In addition, threat intelligence is easily compromised by our adversaries generating digital ‘noise.'”

 

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