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Cyber Blackmail – Should You Pay?

Have you ever received an email from someone claiming to have hacked your computer and obtained proof of you in an embarrassing situation or engaging in inappropriate behavior? Does the sender threaten to expose your dirty secrets to your contacts unless you pay them off in bitcoin? Do they use your own name and email address (more…)


IoT and Me

The “Internet of Things”, or IoT, is a phrase used to define the universe of internet-connected objects that have the capability to interact with the physical world and exchange data over a network. The use of networked devices to exert control over a physical environment has been around for quite some time in the industrial world; electrical grids are just one example. However, (more…)


HHS Declares Public Health Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane Florence

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex M. Azar, has declared public health emergencies in both North Carolina and South Carolina. These emergency declarations will provide greater flexibility for HHS to address the health care needs of people who will be impacted by the impending storm. (more…)


Back to the Drawing Board for PH-MCO Procurement

It looks like Pennsylvania will be heading back to the drawing board in the Physical Health Managed Care Organization (PH-MCO) procurement process. That’s because in April 2018, Commonwealth Courtruled in favor of the bidders protesting the contract award process; Aetna, United HealthCare and Vista Health Plan. The three insurers had filed suit challenging that (more…)