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July 27, 2016 In The News

A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical-device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.’s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.”

July 25, 2016 In The News

Auto-ISAC, the automotive industry’s threat information sharing group industry, released its best practices for cybersecurity in automobiles. 

The guidelines address a number of security issues that have frequently been brought up by researchers, including vulnerability disclosure and supply chain management.

July 21, 2016 In The News

A leading South Bay lawmaker and critic of safety at the former ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance has renewed his criticism of a regulatory study aimed at discovering whether a commercially viable alternative to the use of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid exists.

July 15, 2016 In The News

The Federal Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued guidelines this week that could require hospitals and doctor offices to notify HHS if they are victimized by a ransomware attack.

July 13, 2016 In The News

In April, we reported that the board of the 62,000-member American Geophysical Union (AGU) had decided to “Sell Its Scientific Integrity For $35,000 In ExxonMobil Money.” But as evidence continues to spill showing that the oil giant is still funding climate science denial nearly a decade after it said it would stop, the board of this leading group of climate scientists will apparently take anot

July 13, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON ― Before national attention turns to the political party conventions, a group of Senate Democrats took to the floor this week to confront the “many-headed dragon” of climate change denial.

July 13, 2016 In The News

A 22-year-old New York man whose “swatting” calls to police victimized at least 20 celebrities and elected officials, including South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu, has received a two-year federal prison term, authorities said.

July 13, 2016 In The News

The man who put Rep. Ted Lieu through what the congressman called “one of the most traumatic half hours of my life” by phoning in a fake tip to police that the then-state senator had shot his wife has been sentenced to two years in prison.

July 13, 2016 In The News

Hospital systems, medical practices and others that deal with sensitive health information are required to protect that information under health privacy law. Typically in the event of a cyber breach, health providers are required to notify patients that their information has been potentially compromised.

July 12, 2016 In The News

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exxon Mobil  (XOM)  is under fire after aSenate resolution was introduced yesterday accusing the company of misleading the public.

The resolution, brought by 19 democratic senators, accuses fossil fuel companies of leading "misinformation campaigns" to deliberately mislead the public about climate change to "protect their financial interest."