Healthcare and Pharmaceutical


  • Active shooter simulations increase emergency department staff readiness and confidence

    August 27, 2018

    A new practice improvement initiative and study indicates active shooter training and simulations are vital to ensuring staff is equipped to respond effectively should their emergency department ever become a target for such an act of violence. The goal was to develop and successfully implement a safety strategy that increased the ability of a large pediatric ...

  • Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers

    August 20, 2018

    Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested. Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file. Malware can be coded into the image file which, when decoded by the fax machine and uploaded to its ...

  • Health Care Data of 2 Million People in Mexico Exposed Online

    August 7, 2018

    A MongoDB database was exposed online that contained health care information for 2 million patients in Mexico. This data included information such as the person’s full name, gender, date of birth, insurance information, disability status, and home address. The database was discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko via Shodan, which is a search engine for all Internet connected devices and not just web ...

  • Two arrested after packages containing mystery fluid delivered to hospitals

    August 3, 2018

    Counter-terror officers are investigating after several suspicious packages containing unknown fluids were sent to hospitals across the UK. Metropolitan Police said they were alerted to reports of the packages being received and were now assessing them. However, they said none of them so far had contained anything hazardous. In a statement, the force confirmed it had been alerted ...