Microsoft Digital Defense Report finds nation state threats on rise, plus more sophisticated, harder to detect

The second annual Microsoft report on cybercrime has been released, with analysis of cybercrime, supply chain security, hybrid work and disinformation. Microsoft found a significant increase in cyberattacks, particularly from Russia (58%) and attacks on sectors of critical infrastructure soaring. Further, inexpensive attack kits are enabling more attackers, so cooperation of business and government is needed to fight this.

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Children’s Privacy: Teen medical records found accessible to parents and guardians in JAMA Network Open study

October 19, 2021

A study from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open reveals more than half adolescent accounts from multiple children’s hospitals allowed inappropriate access to children’s medical records to their parents and guardians. Concerns are that this is not in compliance with federal regulation or state consent laws and also risks teens not trusting that they have confidentiality, so won’t seek care they need.

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