Ransomware has taken the world by storm. CryptoWall extorted an estimated $18 million, and WannaCry locked up more than 230,000 computers across the globe in 2017. Companies of all sizes are sitting up and taking notice. Even brands with a strong security investment have fallen victim. We’ve seen ransomware cripple businesses: nearly 19% of businesses stop operations immediately after discovering a ransomware attack.1 Hospital emergency rooms forced to turn people away; global shipping logistics experience massive disruption; and even a summer blockbuster movie held up for ransom. The FBI estimates ransomware is now a billion-dollar business.
Ransomware has been around for a while, and it has spiked in recent years. It secured 5th place as the most common variety of malware in 2017, up from 22nd place in 2014.2 Originally ransomware targeted individuals and was considered a consumer nuisance. It has now become a business menace.
In this eBook you will learn:
How communications will help increase productivity
How to ensure your investments today will be relevant in six months or even six years
How to enable your mobile workforce
The importance of emergency preparedness and business continuity
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
In the last few years, businesses have changed the way they protect data.
Studies show they’re abandoning traditional backup and recovery in favor of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).1 With DRaaS, businesses enjoy the luxury of keeping a replica of their data hosted at a remote site that they can fail over to in an emergency—without bearing any of the infrastructure costs or maintenance responsibilities. All infrastructure and maintenance is the responsibility of the provider. Gartner predicts that global DRaaS revenue will reach $3.4 billion by 2019. The firm cited several reasons for the shift:
AA Ireland specializes in home, motor, and travel insurance and provides emergency rescue for people in their homes and on the road, attending to over 140,000 car break downs every year, 80% of which are fixed on-the-spot.
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as partners in the quest to establish high-performance mobile broadband data capabilities supporting emergency services. The question is: Who is better placed to operate future mission-critical LTE networks, governments or MNOs?
We all want our nation’s schools to be safe, secure learning environments where students can realize their full potential. This requires reliable, continuous communication among school personnel, both onsite and district-wide, plus the ability to instantly connect with first responders in an emergency. This seamless communication must be delivered over any network, from any location, using any device. Team Communications from Motorola Solutions provides this seamless integration, helping schools preserve the all-important safety of their students.
Team Communications empowers educational institutions to transform how they communicate, enabling individuals to share real-time information to make schools safer and staff more productive. Schools across the U.S. use Team Communications from Motorola Solutions to deliver unified voice and data to administrators, teachers, maintenance, security, coaches, and other personnel, improving decision making, increasing visibility into school activit
As vehicles get smarter and connected, service organizations are finding rugged mobile devices are a “must have” in their tool bag to provide roadside emergency service or normal maintenance. Here’s why.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Feb 07, 2017
In February 2016, the computer network at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) was down for more than a week as the Southern California hospital worked to recover from a ransomware attack. Hospital administrators declared an internal emergency as staff struggled to access patient records and computer systems critical for patient care.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Researchers in the occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns. Obviously, the electric shock injuries occurred in relation to low voltage equipment since electric shock in relation to medium voltage equipment is as a rule fatal. It is reported that in the U.S., annually about 2000 arc burn related injuries occur and require hospitalization. Thus, the impact of such injuries on workers becomes a major concern in itself, beyond the economic aspects which are not to be ignored.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a continuous interaction among people, processes, data, and things. Sensors, networks, and smart devices are ubiquitous, providing a torrent of streaming data or big data. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can sense and communicate, is a component of IoE.
Cisco is helping customers and strategic partners leverage the full potential of IoE to achieve radical results across all sectors and industries. Indeed, IoE is capable of helping public safety and justice agencies increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face. It specifically examines this topic through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts, and national security, and shows how IoE can help transform agencies to better protect citizens and make communities safer. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations on strategy implementation to enable agencies to take the next steps.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times. Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face.
Founded in 1997, Benchmark Senior Living is the largest senior living provider in New England. The community in Shelton, Connecticut is just a short drive from the Connecticut coastline—the Split Rock community is home to about 50 assisted living and memory care residents. In addition to being a LEED-certified facility, Split Rock also exemplifies Benchmark Senior Living’s goal to leverage technology to enrich the lives of residents. To that end, the facility incorporates a range of communication technologies to promote engagement with family and the community.
Read this case study to learn about how Benchmark Senior Living selected an integrated solution from STANLEY Healthcare and STANLEY Security encompassing emergency call from portable pendants and fixed call points, wander management, environmental monitoring and access control to improve resident's lives.
The Wales Home selected the STANLEY Healthcare AeroScout Resident Safety solution because of its ability to protect residents throughout the building and grounds, with every resident carrying a personal pendant to call for help at any time. Alerts are automatically directed to staff via Apple iPod® mobile digital devices, and activity is captured in a database for analysis. The Wales Home is also leveraging the AeroScout platform for temperature monitoring of its server room and refrigeration units.
Read this case study to learn more about how The Wales Home increases resident safety and autonomy with STANLEY Healthcare’s AeroScout® Solutions.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Collaboration across the healthcare team has always been important. What’s different today? You can collaborate over video anywhere anytime to education, delivery care or get things done!
Education, It’s a good thing, right? But education to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations is a great thing. Patients with chronic disease may find themselves in the hospital on Monday, released to go home a few days later, just to find themselves back in the Emergency room the following Monday creating an expensive cycle of declining health. Collaborative video education is breaking this cycle helping healthcare teams and patients better manage disease through community and home based education.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
Published By: Workfront
Published Date: Jan 22, 2015
Real tweets from creatives reveal common frustrations we all share.
If you work on a creative team, you’ve been plagued with late-nights, emergency requests, and revision after revision after revision. And after everything you do, you still don’t seem to get the respect you deserve.
Download this ebook and get rid of your #CreativeProbs. Learn how to:
• Get a handle on your workload
• Automate approvals
• Communicate more, email less
• Build relationships on a foundation of trust
Get the ebook now and start proving the value of your creative team.
Tweet #2: By naming a file “final” you automatically doom it to six more revisions. #CreativeProbs
Everyone should be able to communicate from any device - especially in an emergency situation. The Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution (IPICS) brings this capability to ANY organization without anyone having to purchase new or unique devices. In this clip we build a fully functional network on set to see exactly how this works, even using an iPad to communicate to a hand held radio.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
Download this case study to learn how SAMA HealthCare Services uses an Open platform from Allscripts to customize its healthy EHR core and focus on preventative care that is keeping patients out of the emergency room. The results? An estimated savings of $2.6 million in unnecessary ER visits and $2 million earned for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Meaningful Use.
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