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Full ‘Medical Records’ for Trump and Clinton? That’s Fiction

Full ‘Medical Records’ for Trump and Clinton? That’s Fiction | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton’s records are in bits and pieces, in file cabinets and computers, just like yours.
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"The notion of a single file, containing medical records', is a fiction. Her medical records are in bits and pieces, in doctors’ filing cabinets, hospital records departments, and in hard-to-access computers. Just like yours, probably."  This is precisely the problem that HealthBank solves.  Every health provider around the globe needs to be providing HealthBank to all their patients.  Slowly but surely their HealthBank will collect notes, documentation, prescriptions, scans, health visit details, dental and every other medical record all in one place, but available for any clinician or physician at the point of treatment.  HealthBank is not fiction.  What is fiction is the notion that joined-up Electronic Medical Systems that share medical records across multiple health providers exist.  They don't.  They never can.  Because of issues like IT Standards - legacy versus new; this database schema versus that one; etc.  HealthBank does protect your health records too - because they're offline, i.e. not on the internet or in some online medical system or in the Cloud, they cannot be touched by some hacker, any hacker.  And HealthBank allows you to connect with healthcare professionals at the point of treatment, ensuring that all necessary details are available to speed up the triage and diagnosis process - saving you and the health providers time and money... not to mention a life or two.  Finally, HealthBank commands respect when it comes to patient confidentiality and privacy - with a built in consent management capability.  To get your HealthBank trial up and running, please email info@lifebanksystems.com today... the patient journey has already started
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Mahatma Gandhi on "change"

Mahatma Gandhi on "change" | LifeBank | Scoop.it
I was watching the biopic Gandhi last night and was struck by the currency of his message about change, despite 70 years passing since he corralled an entire continent (way before the power of the internet was around to spread the word). And if Gandhi were alive today, he would undoubtedly condone the actions of individuals all over the world, where each person - alone and unprompted - has taken a stance against the issue of online Privacy, collectively making up 45% internet users who no longer bank or shop online....
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Gandhi suggests that we can be the catalyst for change through our peaceful actions – making the government put in legislation to meet our demands. The demands are simple: only allow individuals to have custodial control over their own private data.   In the same way that Gandhi was able to show fellow citizens how to make salt, so LifeBank is there to show each and every one of us how to protect our own private data and take back custodial control of it. Now it’s up to you… email info@lifebanksystems.com today
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Rule 41: Why security and privacy experts are wary

Rule 41: Why security and privacy experts are wary | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure has security and privacy experts frustrated. Here's a closer look at the rule and why it's important.
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When I was a senior civil servant at the Home Office in the UK, understanding "the procedural rules that govern not only the conduct of a trial but also the conduct of law enforcement personnel who gather evidence that may be used at trial" was an important element of the role, especially in terms of the IT case management provision to support the collecting, protecting and sharing of evidence.  15 years ago, of course, whilst the frontiers of IT were focussing on benefits, constraints such as Privacy were largely overlooked.  Wind forward to today, and it's a whole new ballgame - one cannot ignore 92% of us say that online Privacy is number one concern today.  Emotive language such as 'hacking' being applied to government surveillance is now becoming common parlance.  It is no wonder that 74% have started to limit our online activity - who wants to subjugated to any hacker accessing our private and personal data, whether they be criminally minded or a member of the authorities (friendly or hostile)?  What is surprising in this article is, yet again, another author who jumps back to security, not realising that Privacy is different from security: "until Rule 41 is either finalized, rejected or altered, there's not much practical effect on enterprise cybersecurity".  There is absolutely an effect.  Stop ignoring Privacy!  Sure, go ahead with taking security measures - they won't work (we've all been hacked and will continue to be so) - because, along with cybersecurity and cyber insurance, no doubt there will be some reassurances set in the Corporate Risk documentation... however, the only way to address all your clients' (and employees') concern of online Privacy is to actually take all their private online data into an offline environment.  And the only way to do that is LifeBank.  For more details, visit our website https://www.lifebanksystems.com or email info@lifebanksystems.com - don't just have reassurance for the Corporate Risk register, get certainty that you are listening to your clients and employees so that they are happy, aligned with LifeBank, to continue using your systems, the cloud and your instance on the internet.  LifeBank - your private, offline internet
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A quarter of banks' data breaches are down to lost phones and laptops

A quarter of banks' data breaches are down to lost phones and laptops | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Just 20 per cent were the result of hacking
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It was a hot summer's day in the UK, an unusual event, so most of us had one thing on our mind... when would be the earliest opportunity that afternoon we could escape to a place of summer solace?  The last thing on our mind was dealing with minor issues like lost records, unintended disclosures of information, and the like.  After all, we're only human.  Individually, none of us are around on this planet for that long.  One only becomes really concerned if one is in the firing line for, say, one of the data breaches that exposed 76,000,000 client records at JP Morgan Chase... even then, one would normally assume it was someone else's fault.  It's the nature of the beast.  So, as the Chief Data Officer, JP Rangaswami, of Deutsche Bank suggested recently, the only answer is to take their records offline.  Well put. The issue most of you will have with this is that you won't have the foggiest idea how to go about it.  That's where LifeBank comes in.  Give your clients back their own private data, all offline, with LifeBank.  Then go back to basking in the sun.  LifeBank - for a simpler life.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today to get started
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Pay more, get less: The problem with long term care insurance

Pay more, get less: The problem with long term care insurance | LifeBank | Scoop.it
A big question for near-retirees is, "Should I buy long-term-care coverage?" Nursing home care is becoming more costly, but so is the insurance.
Sandy Gilchrist's insight:
Long-term care insurance has all but disappeared in the UK, whilst in the US, whereas there were more than 100 insurers in the business only 20 years ago, "the number of companies offering coverage is down to about a dozen. Low interest rates, lower-than-expected numbers of clients who drop their policies, and higher-than-predicted claims are to blame,"  What is worrying is that the DOL rule in the US means that an holistic 360 degree view needs to be understood by the advisor before any advice is given - failure to do so is on the shoulders of the advisor.  So, how do you go about getting 360 degree information?  For decades, the standard forms that an advisor has are pretty exhaustive in terms of financial information.  But that's only 60 degrees, at best.  There are a host of other considerations that should determine the right level of input to ensure the best possible advice is given. If an advisor does not know your own health history, as well as your family's, he has no idea how to categorise your risk of longevity - the policies that are recommended need to reflect the most likely outcome for the individuals receiving the recommendation... there is no cookie cutter, because we're all different.  Similarly, the advisor needs to know about the other members of your family, especially your children, because different countries and states give tax and other benefits-in-life bearing in mind legacy expectations - this would have a significant bearing on any advice provided.  This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it is an extremely practical example of where LifeBank derived its name from... collect and protect all your important matters so that you are better organised and can plan effectively for any "what if..." scenario.  LifeBank is exhaustive - 360 degree.  It should be used for you, your parents, and your children.  "It's what makes the Will happen," as one LifeBank user put it, when discovering that the Will doesn't hold 90% detail that is actually required by the family left behind to clear up the mess, "we all need LifeBank."  Don't take our word for it, but do email info@lifebanksystems.com today to sort your life out - a long health toast to you!
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Intel douses Wildfire ransomware as-a-service Euro menace

Intel douses Wildfire ransomware as-a-service Euro menace | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Group scored $79k a month with infect-o-tronic rent-a-bot
Sandy Gilchrist's insight:
"The group earned US$79,481 (£60,240, A$104,399) over the last month by infecting 5,309 systems, Intel Security chief technology officer Raj Samani and advanced threat researcher Christiaan Beek found."  Because you are not yet obliged to report data breaches in countries across Europe, it is highly unlikely that this figure is even close to 1% of the actual total.  You see, the thing is that companies don't want to destroy their brand by being in the Press, especially when everyone is so paranoid over online Privacy these days.  Therefore, the easiest thing to do is to keep schtum.  You can do without the hassle.  Just look at the adverse effect on all the companies that have been dragged through the media over the past few years... profits down by 50%, customers leaving in droves, massive fines, huge bills to fight law suits - the list of wow is endless.  Of course, all this will change when GDPR comes into play in a little over 20 months.  The reporters are already training in the best techniques to cover such stories - it may even be big enough to bring back newspapers into fashion.  As a company, you still have plenty of time to sort this issue, but don't be fooled, it's not about being compliant with data protection legislation in your vain efforts to make private data secure.  Security, you have to understand, just does not work - and it's not entirely security technology's fault, because the weakest link is 'social engineering' and people within your very own community.  What you need to do is get yourself your very own LifeBank, for your organisation and for your clients and employees.  LifeBank keeps private data offline.  So no need to worry about data breaches.  LifeBank is an offline internet.  Quite smart really.  You should email info@lifebanksystems.com to find out more... before it's too late, and you regret not doing so.  After all, an email costs you nothing...
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Privacy advocates rail against US Homeland Security's Twitter, Facebook snooping

Privacy advocates rail against US Homeland Security's Twitter, Facebook snooping | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Coalition sends letter complaining about 'highly invasive' proposal
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"Sounds like 1984 to me," said one succinct response. Another: "Unconstitutional, unjustified, waste of taxpayers' money."  $300m just to gather data.  It's already bizarre enough that you are already asked the question on entering the US if you are a terrorist - apparently this is so you can be brought to trial in the US if you turn out to be a terrorist but had lied on your form (I wonder what the position would be if you said that you only became a terrorist after you had arrived).  What could they possibly want with your social media account?  It seems fair enough that Privacy groups are worried.  We, at LifeBank, could be described as a 'social media platform'... it's just that the members of my community are those whom I trust.  At LifeBank, your private data is your own.  You have full custodial control of your own private data.  You only share it with those whom who choose, when you choose, and specifically only the information that you wish to choose.  LifeBank is entirely offline.  And the good news is that you can opt-in to briefly go online if you want to share something in particular with a member of your trusted community, who in turn can remain offline except when they wish to be online to receive encrypted information from their trusted community members.  Or you can stay offline.  LifeBank - really clever.  Please email info@lifebanksystems.com today
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3 signs that traditional websites are becoming more obsolete

3 signs that traditional websites are becoming more obsolete | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Websites are the basic structures we have come to rely on as marketers, yet they are in danger. Here's why traditional websites are becoming more obsolete. 
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When I worked for a small firm, IBM, back in the late 1990s I stood at a lectern giving a key note talk to South Africa's annual Advertising Awards dinner (if you were there, you may recall the spectacle of my kilted attire).  The subject was about future-gazing of the internet, and I mentioned the phrase, "the world wide wireless web."  This was misheard and quoted in the Press the next day as "the world wide wildest web" - subsequently being quoted in various academic papers on the subject.  It's funny how 'what goes around, comes around' - as per this article.  It is no surprise that Google, Facebook, Twitter, various App stores, and a handful of other websites make up 75% of visited websites daily - these platforms being content driven, providing convenience of staying in touch, research, and connecting us within communities of interest.  That's not to say, of course, that there's no need for the other websites - but their usefulness is limited.  As mobility has risen, so too has the wilderness of Apps become more obvious... for example, there are hundreds of thousands of health apps, but less than a handful have been accredited by clinicians, who are paranoid (rightly so) about taking on face value the information provided by an unaccredited app, in case it leads to them being struck off the medical register.  What is clear is that there is a great divide between consumers and organisations (like health providers) that are legislated to service us.  Take Privacy, for example, we just don't know what an organisation is going to do with our private data when we supply it to them - things like our health records... one thing is for sure, no-one can seem to guarantee that they have the ability to protect our private data when it sits on their connected servers.  This itself has led to the development of offline platforms, like LifeBank, which allow consumers to retain custodial control of their own private data, but validate they are who they say they are when they need to go online very briefly to complete a transaction... a hybrid world wide web, both online and offline.  If you want LifeBank, email info@lifebanksystems.com today.... and be part of a growing offline platform community of individuals and organisations that don't want their Privacy compromised
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Software exploits overrated - it's the humans you need to be watching

Software exploits overrated - it's the humans you need to be watching | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Dumb passwords and phishing the main threats
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A lovely 'social-engineering' graphic.  But it makes not one iota of difference whether your private data is compromised by sophisticated software security hacking or simple human process.... you still get hacked.  Humans are not flawless, which is why our processes and, indeed, our security technologies will always be, er, flawed.  If you really want to ensure your online Privacy, you need to take your private data offline.  And yet, you still want the convenience of transacting online.  Enter LifeBank.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today to find out how...
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Apple's health push continues with reported buyout of digital records firm Gliimpse

Apple's health push continues with reported buyout of digital records firm Gliimpse | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Earlier this year Apple purchased personal health data startup Gliimpse, a report revealed on Monday, potentially setting the stage for enhancements to CareKit, HealthKit, and ResearchKit.
Sandy Gilchrist's insight:
Thought your medical records were safe as a gliimpse.com App user?  No, it seems that now they've sold out to Apple, your records are being transferred.  Nice to know you're in control, isn't it?  Not!  This is just another great example of why 92% say that our number one concern is online Privacy.  When it comes to your private health records, there is only one truly private platform - HealthBank (LifeBank's provision for the health sector).  With HealthBank, your private health records are held and controlled entirely by you.  Offline.  "What's that," I hear you say, "offline?"  Yep.  Offline.  Where no-one can hack them.  Where the Apple's of this world cannot dictate what happens to that data, or mix it with other private data they have gleaned form other Apps that you are using.  Completely safe.  And, like gliimpse, you can share your own private health data when you choose.  Unlike gliimpse (or should I say, Apple), only you choose - not gliimpse.  Worth remembering.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today to get your very own offline HealthBank...
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Jon Snow and why we all need an estate plan

Jon Snow and why we all need an estate plan | LifeBank | Scoop.it
You won't find yourself raised from the dead by dark magic and potentially be the rightful heir to seven kingdoms, but you may have a complicated personal life.
Sandy Gilchrist's insight:
"The truth is an estate plan is really about preserving relationships."  How true.  The beauty about LifeBank is that it includes the built-in facility to ensure that 'Trusted Persons', i.e. close family and friends, are an integral part of your life, not just some after thought.  LifeBank goes much further than just collecting and protecting your data, but includes your values and wishes, not just socially but when you "leave directions for the continuation" of your business.  You can think of LifeBank as "what makes your Will or succession plan happen" because it contains all the relevant detail, such as your pension or other policies, not just the high level stuff.  And, of course, LifeBank includes the important Powers of Attorney details to help our carers or other support carry out your wishes.  The simple truth is we need our family and friends, and vice versa - they are part of our identity, and integral to our longevity as well as legacy.  LifeBank is the ideal tool in fostering and preserving relationships.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today for yours...
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"It genuinely is a game-changer"

"It genuinely is a game-changer" | LifeBank | Scoop.it
When Steven Jones-Evans was diagnosed with bladder cancer, his only hope was new - and expensive - immunotherapy. His response to the treatment was nothing short of astonishing.
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This is the most touching article I have read in years.  I remember the British Heart Foundation advert on the London Underground in the 1980s looking for more charitable donations with their headline, "If Cancer is so hard to cure, how come we cure 50,000 more patients every year."  Back then, bringing up the subject of Cancer, "the big 'C'", was as prohibited as talking about sex, religion or politics over the dinner table.  This was because it was generally thought that it had no cure and was therefore insensitive to even broach the subject, because everyone likely knew someone who was affected by it.  These days, with those memories still engrained in our psyche, it probably feels just as hard to talk about.  And yet...  And yet, if we share this article with our friends and family, we might just break through the barrier.  There are a couple of points here.  The more we talk about something as important as this, the better chance we all have of understanding what it might mean for us.  And secondly, if we know what it means, we can ask other questions about how to improve managing the condition, putting cancer down as "a small 'c'", but a taboo "big 'C'".  Muddling through how to deal with cancer touches many aspects of our lives.  Apart from the obvious medical challenges like, "is the right treatment actually available," or, "how do I deal with the treatment," there are a plethora of other questions that we need to address: "who pays"; "how can treatment more widely be made available"; "what is the treatment"; "what is the process patients go through"; "what support is available"; "who's going to clean the house and feed the dog"; "what are the chances of success"'; "how will this affect my finances"'; "what drugs are available to counter the effects of the treatment, and is it self-administration"; "how do patients get to hospital?"... the list is endless.  There are really good websites, for example www.thrivor.com that talk about some of the challenges.  Some of the health providers and volunteer groups also discuss pertinent elements regarding support.  What we have found at LifeBank is that HealthBank (our provision for the health sector) is probably one of the most useful tools around that changes the relationship between clinician and patient - in a non-threatening way to the health provider's IT system, it gives the clinician an holistic view of the patient's condition (and medical history) in a way that helps both the physician as well as the patient.  It extends much wider than just the health issue, but every other facet that needs to be addressed, all linked to the underlying health concern.  For cancer patients, it provides them with the ability to note their daily feelings, which helps health professionals understand what treatments are and are not working - really important when you meet the oncologist once a week or less frequently, and you are in a befuddled state of mind and can't remember what questions to ask and updates to provide. HealthBank also collects and protects all your financial aspects of your life, and points the patient to local financial advisors who can assist in how to plan and manage your finances throughout the treatment, including all the incomprehensible paperwork needed to review and complete with your insurance, pension, and other policies.  HealthBank includes your Powers of Attorney that are required to give close family and carers the authority to deal with day-to-day matters that you may not feel up to sorting out yourself - including the repository of mundane stuff like passwords for accounts that need to be administered.  And, if you are a small business owner, HealthBank ensures that other trusted persons, like your accountant or business partner, have all the essential information they need in order to keep the business going.  This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what HealthBank provides.  If you want to know more about how you can leverage HealthBank for your patients, or if you are a patient, please do get in touch by emailing info@lifebanksystems.com today - as well as providing the tool, we can signpost you to a lot of support that you or a loved one may need...
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10 leading causes of IT security gaps

Employees have access to too much data, and organizations struggle to track their info.
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NB click the "view list" button on the webpage to take you through them - I missed this on the 1st pass and instead read the next (also interesting) article before realising my mistake.  When you look at the top 10 causes for IT security gaps, what stands out like a sore thumb is that, unsurprisingly I suppose, the focus is yet again on security, not the actual cause, which is online Privacy - none of these security issues would be a problem if our private medical data was not online in the first place.  This seems to be the biggest challenge that has to be addressed.  And it's perfectly understandable - the basic mindset over the past few decades of the internet has been that, er, data clearly needs to be online if the internet is going to work, and, therefore it stands to reason that the data protection agenda would be led by security measures.  This premise needs to change.  There is no such thing as perfect security.  Everyone, even the largest software providers, all admit this now.  The worst view on 'change' per se is that, "it's too hard." Well, LifeBank didn't take that view.  We've done it.  We've produced HealthBank for the health sector.  HealthBank takes all private medical data offline, which not only addresses the Privacy issue, but makes for better health outcomes at the same time.  For more information, simply email info@lifebanksystems.com today and stop worrying about the 10 leading causes of IT security gaps
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Pen this, Miss Moneypenny - LifeBank

Pen this, Miss Moneypenny - LifeBank | LifeBank | Scoop.it

We all have occasions in our life when Privacy is important. Maybe 007 is an extreme example. Nevertheless he illustrates the point about the need for Privacy. After all, his word is, er, his bond. Most of all, times they are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan put it. Seems like the old world of pen and paper is just not de rigueur. First, how does James Collect information? Second, how does he then Protect it? Third, how can he Connect with trusted third parties? And, lastly, has he satisfied himself and his employers that he has been able to Respect the important issue of Privacy? Sure as day-is-day, he ain’t using a library, nor communicating by pigeon post.

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We all need a hero.  Even a fictional one.  James Bond appeals because of his guile and charm.  Perhaps not to everyone.  But certainly a good deal - if the cinema ratings are anything to go by, whenever the new film hits the Box Office.  And that's the point about LifeBank too.  Reality today is the internet is imploding.  We need a hero - an offline, private internet that will appeal, perhaps not to everyone, but most people.  So, when you join the army of individuals (74%) who have started to limit their online activity due to the number one concern (92%) of online Privacy - think LifeBank.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com for more information.  Follow our blog https://www.lifebanksystems.com/blog and don't forget to share everything on the blog or @NomadSquire on Twitter.  Because online Privacy is important...
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Invisible War

Invisible War | LifeBank | Scoop.it
In war-torn regions of the world, you never quite know when you are going to be on the wrong end of an attack. In 1967, whilst living in Beirut, my mother, then 8 months pregnant with me, made the decision, given the Six Day War in June, that, although not directly involved with the war, Lebanon was too close to the troubles to stay.  Yes, our family could have stayed, but, given the option of leaving, instead of the option of remaining in a neighbouring country to the conflict, despite the security reassurances being received at the time, my mother left the region altogether.
Sandy Gilchrist's insight:
A mother's instinct to protect her young is the most enduring survival mechanism in the psyche of all species.  There are even a handful of spider families that take this to extremes, the mothering dissolving herself for her young to feed on and grow strong enough to survive alone.  As I said, a tad extreme.  The message of our instinct is clear though: what we all want is a safe environment to live in.  So, why is it that governments and companies that we do business with online have failed to provide that?  The answer is simple - they have relied on security, and we all know that security does not work.  Every organisation under the sun has been hacked.  Well, we are no longer putting up with the fact that we are not in control of our own private data, and we want to be the masters of our own destiny.  We cannot leave it in someone else's hands.  At a conference last week, I was sharing a number of Press articles with some of the delegates, and what surprised me was that, despite the sheer plethora of similar articles on a daily basis around the world, my audience seemed to be totally oblivious to the amount of hacking in their own industry.  What was even more surprising was that all of them admitted they themselves had individually been hacked.  But it didn't occur to them that their own business had been hacked, and what it meant for their employees, let alone clients.  What they now know is that their own, employee, and client data online is a liability to their business - but giving the private data back to the owners is actually a service opportunity, and one that will be forever appreciated, because it demonstrates to the recipient that their number one concern of online Privacy is being addresses, and a Corporate Governance Responsibility that you have the best interests of the owners at heart and the business is living up to its duty of care.  LifeBank - because doing the right thing has upsides... email info@lifebanksystems.com today for more information.
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IoT manufacturer caught fixing security holes

IoT manufacturer caught fixing security holes | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Smart lock maker August fails to ignore flaws
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"Security measures on IoT products has been so consistently bad that it could arguably be the most defining characteristic of the entire market, after the fact that it connects to the internet."  Damned.  And damned again.  For every flaw discovered, there is an equally good one still out there to be discovered, and another, and another, and so on.  Sick and tired of hearing all these bad news stories.  Well, here's a good news story.  LifeBank has solved the problem.  If you are worried about your private data or your Privacy being compromised, and you are rightly concerned that data protection and security measures just will not work, then get yourself acquainted with LifeBank.  LifeBank - the offline IoT.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today to get started...
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WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook

WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Roses are red, violets are blue, Facebook knows all that you think, say and do
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Ah, there's a surprise!  You start to deal with one company.  That company gets bought by another company.  Now the parent company syphons off all your private data.  Hmmm, didn't see that coming.  I'm almost a little tired of saying it now, but isn't that exactly why 92% say their number one concern is online Privacy?!  When will these companies learn that they cannot just go around exploiting and undermining our Privacy.  I guess when there's a new player in town.  80% top 100 FTSE companies were not there a decade ago, so there's every chance these arrogant companies who do not address their clients' concerns will be displaced!  One new company in town that everyone is looking at is LifeBank.  This is because LifeBank is your offline internet platform provider.  Offline is important.  It means you can't be hacked.  And LifeBank does not have access to any of your private data - it's your data.  So, even if LifeBank (privately owned) gets sold, it's still your data, not accessible by anyone.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com for more details...
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Hacked hookup site Ashley Madison's security was laughable

Hacked hookup site Ashley Madison's security was laughable | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Canadian and Australian privacy watchdogs bite, hard
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The ‘trusted security award’ trust-mark on their home page was simply their own fabrication rather than a validated designation by any third party.  This would be hilarious if it were not so tragic... tragic because people lost their lives over this, and tragic because you just know that there are millions of insecure websites out there just waiting to suffer the same fate.  Oh, that's why your number one concern is online Privacy?  You see, you would suffer the same fate if you gave your clients LifeBank - it's your organisation's very own offline internet.  So, if you want something very clever like that, simply email info@lifebanksystems.com 
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Dear Internet: It’s Time to Fix This Mess You Made

Dear Internet: It’s Time to Fix This Mess You Made | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Enough is enough.
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Wow... a desparate plea, if ever I saw one.  When Wired chucks the towel in, you suspect there's a serious problem  Well, let's look at the facts.  74% have started to limit their online activity, whilst last year 45% stated they had now stopped banking and shopping online, all due to our number one concern... online Privacy (92% say so).  Yep, the facts stack up - it really is a serious problem.  Perhaps the author of this article will be reassured to hear that the clever people at LifeBank have come up with the solution to the internet imploding... we've build a new platform, "an offline internet", as it were.  And because it's offline, it's safe... as is your private data and your Privacy.  Pssst, someone, quickly tell Wired. And, whilst you're at it, spread the word yourself.  LifeBank - for a really safe internet, email info@lifebanksystems.com 
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Happy Internaut day: Interesting facts about the World Wide Web

Happy Internaut day: Interesting facts about the World Wide Web | LifeBank | Scoop.it
On the 25th anniversary of Internaut day, let us know some facts about the World Wide Web.
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And the 11th, 12th & 13th things you didn't know about the World Wide Web... (11) according to the 2016 Internet Trends survey, 74% have started to limit their online activity due to online Privacy; (12) as per NTIA's 2015 survey, 45% no longer bank or shop online, again, due to online Privacy; and (13) whilst e're on the subject of online Privacy, according to eTRUST this year 92% say their number one concern is, er, online Privacy. Now, one thing you probably have worked out is that the issue is not actually one of data protection (i.e. security measures, be they good training for staff or security technologies), but of having custodial control of your own data... when you leave behind a digital footprint of your personal private data online, you absolutely know that you leave your fate in the hands of people behind the organisation who manage that online server, as well as the countless 3rd party partners in their supply chain, not to mention all the governments and hackers who can access that online server through the World Wide Web. No wonder you're paranoid. And it was this problem that LifeBank set out to solve a few years ago. How does one ensure that private data can remain, er, private? The only solid answer that LifeBank could come up with was to keep private data offline, in your own hands. So, we came up with the LifeBank solution. We then also had to think about how it would still be possible to have the convenience of the World Wide Web whilst still keeping private data offline. That's when we came up with the idea of Trusted Persons and other 3rd parties - those organisations and people to whom you gave your consent to use limited aspects of your private data purely for the purposes of completing a transaction, but would not actually entail putting your private data on their online servers. LifeBank, you see, gives those you Trust with the ability to access your data, as though it was on their own online servers (but actually isn't), whilst never actually leaving your digital footprint behind - your LifeBank connects with the World Wide Web as a temporary node at precisely the time it needs to be connected, just to verify you are who you say you are and the transaction can be completed. Really clever. LifeBank ensures your private data is never compromised. Email info@lifebanksystems.com today for more details...
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Four in five Android devices inherit Linux snooping flaw

Four in five Android devices inherit Linux snooping flaw | LifeBank | Scoop.it

TCP exploit lets hackers get at your plaintext web traffic.  A previously identified Linux flaw, which allows anyone to hijack internet traffic, also affects 80 per cent of Android devices.

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Once upon a time, the tales in the future will relate, there was a troll that lived under a bridge - both were virtual.  The troll played havoc with every passing bit of data.  Sometimes it would infect the data with a vile poison without its knowledge before allowing it to continue along its merry way.  Sometimes the troll would swallow the data whole and churn it up inside its stomach along with all the other data it had swallowed.  And sometimes it would swat the data, killing it outright.  Who knew what fate lay in store for the next data crossing the bridge.  The bridge itself was no ordinary (virtual) bridge - the bridge was connected not just to every highway and by-way traversing the kingdom but every road in all the kingdoms beyond.  For data, there was no option but to travel across the bridge.  And so, the peasants of the land, ever fearful of the risk that lay awaiting each cargo of data they transmitted across the ether, began to ponder if their enterprise was worth it.  They tried, oh, so many different ways to cloak their data, to shield it, to fool the troll - but the troll was too smart for them.  One at a time, their identities stolen, they decided they would rather starve than feed the troll.  Unbeknownst to each, their neighbour was thinking the same.  And then, through gossip and word of mouth, the peasants started to search for another way, a way that would not feed the troll.  Word was despatched that a knight in shining armour must come to their rescue.  A grand search commenced.  Then, in a lonely field, wandering pleasantly through an early morning mist, a young upstart was spotted carrying a small package.  A peasant enquired who and what his purpose were.  It turned out that the youthful chap was carrying his own personal data repository, which he had created so that the troll would not affect his life or business.  And so, news spread across the kingdom and beyond that an answer to their prayers had been delivered.  And the legend of LifeBank lived on.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com to hear how your fairytale can come true....
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Ransomware Attacks: HIPAA Burden Falls to the Hospital or Medical Practice

Ransomware Attacks: HIPAA Burden Falls to the Hospital or Medical Practice | LifeBank | Scoop.it
The bar has been raised on HIPAA and ransomware attacks. Under its recently released guidance, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) now presumes that a ransomware attack compromises electronic protected health information (ePHI)—unless the HIPAA-covered entity can prove otherwise.  Prior to this new guideline, if you determined on your own that there was no breach, no action was needed on your part. HHS would have to prove that the ransomware attack had compromised ePHI.
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Take note!  If you are a provider in the US, "the bar has been raised on HIPAA and ransomware attacks" - despite all their excellent security advice about encrypting data, you should also note that, as per previous missives on this subject, security does not work.  Therefore, you should use LifeBank - or HealthBank specifically for health records... because you no longer then have to worry about cyber attacks and data breaches.  LifeBank is not just encrypted private records, but also OFFLINE.  Yes, offline.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today to get yourselves compliant with the latest HIPAA directives in as fast a time as the directives came out!  Immediately.  Thank you...
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UK's mass-surveillance draft law grants spies incredible powers for no real reason – review

UK's mass-surveillance draft law grants spies incredible powers for no real reason – review | LifeBank | Scoop.it
Despite umms and aahs, GCHQ is home free to hack
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I wonder why 92% say their number concern these days is online Privacy.  Could it be because whenever you submit your personal details somewhere online you leave a digital footprint that will forever be available to someone, and, more specifically, outwith your control?  'Someone" could mean the organisation or one of their 'partners', who could use that private data in any way that they might wish to, including selling it on to 3rd parties.  'Someone' also means unauthorised access by internal employees and indeed external hackers, both hell bent on using your private data for their own ends.  And 'someone' obviously also means any government with sweeping snooping capabilities.  So, yes, you might think it's your own private data, but companies, organisations and unscrupulous individuals clearly think otherwise.  In some cases, less than 10%, you may be alerted to a 'Privacy Policy' that tells you that your data may be shared.  In most cases, you have no choice but to 'Agree' to their terms & conditions just to be able to transact with them in the first place.  In all cases, your Privacy is being undermined.  So, it's time you looked at LifeBank.  If you are an organisation or individual that is sick to the teeth of being hacked, with the subsequent fallout, fines, and associated costs, LifeBank will ensure that your private data remains, er, private forever.  LifeBank ensures that your Privacy is not compromised, because our Privacy Policy is that you own your own private data, and LifeBank, nor anybody else (unless you say so), has access to your private data.  Email info@lifebanksystems.com today for more information...
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Data theft rises sharply, insiders to blame | ZDNet

Data theft rises sharply, insiders to blame | ZDNet | LifeBank | Scoop.it
A new study suggests many data breaches are caused by insider threats -- whether through malice or accident.
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I shouldn't have to say it, as, er, it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, "spread the word - share this and other articles - we need to reinforce the point!"  Vis-a-vis hacking, data breaches and data theft per se, in terms of what this article is all about, it really does not matter one iota who is to blame, or what data protection / security measures are in place, the simple fact is that we are human, which means that security technology like us is flawed, and therefore, unless we address the underlying issue of online Privacy, this problem is not going to go away.  Whilst our private data remains online, we continue to have our Privacy undermined.  The only answer is to take our private data offline.  And the only way to do that is using LifeBank.  This then means that private data is exposed to the risk of cyber attacks.  It also means that you control who you share that your private data with, when and where you choose, including online.  It is wrong that only 92% express their number one concern as online Privacy - it should be 100%!  It is absolutely right that the internet provides convenience to us all, but we should not have to pay the price of Privacy in making the internet a reality... with LifeBank you don't have to.  To ensure that your Privacy is not compromised any more, either as an individual employee or consumer, email info@lifebanksystems.com today and find out why many organisations (public and private) and people are dealing with this issue.  Let me repeat what I started out saying - I shouldn't have to say it, as, er, it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, "spread the word - share this and other articles - we need to reinforce the point!"
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Data of nearly 900,000 at risk in latest cyber attack

Infiltration at Arizona specialist practice also jeopardizes employee and provider info.
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With 92% number concern being online Privacy, we should look at the impact on victims of cyber attacks.  There are 2 types of victims, the brand of the health provider charged with managing the IT systems, and the individuals whose Privacy is undermined. The health provider may lose face with the community; they will lose some sleep over the management of the fallout; they may lose some funding; they may have insurance that part covers the cost; they certainly will spend a lot more on security and data protection; they will definitely spend more time in the Board room and administration to monitor the ongoing situation; they will spend a lot on lawyers and call centres in dealing with the aftermath, including Class Actions; they will get fined by HIPAA; and they will regret not having been prepared.  But ultimately, they will put their head in the sand, say that nothing else can be done, and continue until the next attack happens.  The individual victims, however, have to live with data breach forever, knowing that their private data is still online and will be hacked again in the future.  The individual will continue to express their number one concern of online Privacy;  The individual will continue to stop using the internet.  The individual will cry foul but no-one will listen.  The individual, be they a patient or employee, will be frustrated that the same old stories about data protection are being fed back to them.  The individual will continue to read the articles in the Press and listen to news items every day.  The individual will no doubt suffer the effects of stolen identities and insurance fraud.  The individual may not be offered a job because their mental health record is now 'out there'.  The individual will lose sleep, worrying about their personal, private medical record being the hands of unscrupulous criminals.  The individual cannot get retribution.  The list is endless.  Literally.  We can do something about all of this though.  HealthBank (LifeBank's provision for the health sector) can start to put all this right.  If you care, and we know you do, please contact your health provider and let them know about HealthBank - all you or they have to do is copy in info@lifebanksystems.com today and we'll take it from there... good luck!
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