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Reopening the economy while avoiding a second wave of Covid-19 is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Maintaining a low rate of transmission while opening up places of work and leisure is a delicate balance to strike, and localised outbreaks must be kept under control before they spread more widely. To do this requires a rapid, joined-up approach between regions, one which technology can enable.
With a raft of issues leading to the recent scrapping of the NHS’s contact tracing app, the pressure is on tech giants Apple and Google to provide a better solution. The apps currently provided are Bluetooth-based.
A new report has revealed UK citizens fear data harvested for contact-tracing will be used by the Government for purposes other than Covid-19 containment.
84 percent of 2,218 online consumers surveyed by identity technology provider Okta said they believed personal data collected as part of the UK’s test, track and trace programme would be used for purposes unrelated to Covid-19.
Nevertheless UK citizens are more willing than other countries to give up their data to aid containment of Covid-19, Okta said.
In 2019 alone cyberattacks cost the healthcare industry $4 billion, making it the worst ever year for data breaches.
If healthcare organizations are to gain ground on modern cyber threats, they must follow certain key security strategies to build much needed cyber resilience.
Here are five security prescriptions to keep the industry healthy:
Vodafone UK has teamed up with UK digital surveillance company Digital Barriers on a heat detection camera to help organisations get back to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The thermal imaging device, powered by Vodafone’s IoT connectivity tech, will allow companies to screen the temperature of staff and other visitors as they enter buildings and is capable of checking the temperature of 100 people per minute and eight individuals simultaneously, the companies said.
Digital Barriers has provided the underlying software and hardware. The UK-headquartered company’s technology is used in over 60 countries across defence and national security, law enforcement, border security, first responders, critical national infrastructure, transportation agencies, automotive and mobility and private security.