Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

Introduction to Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Understanding blockchain technologies and how Bitcoin and Ethereum are now playing a greater role in healthcare than before. While some people may recognize the usage of bitcoin in healthcare as a form of payment in ransomware cases, the technology behind it is much more and can be a pathway…

Why Does Healthcare Suck at Protecting Stuff?

It’s still happening. And I don’t foresee it letting up anytime soon. It’s still happening. Despite all of the healthcare data breaches that occurred in 2015, which gave it the name of the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”… it seems that we may be looking into changing that title into a period… a time period…

A Data Lake? They’re Getting Bigger!!!

Data Warehouse Down, Data Lake Up Next! As soon as I thought we were done, I hear of data lakes. Oh woe is data… I thought everything was good, I had wrapped up my series on data warehouses and I was slowly working on topics more foundational and basic to my knowledge so far. I…

B2B – Digital Signatures and Certificates

Understanding Digital Signatures and Certificates The second Back2Basics post, this time covering how the CIA triad is applied and what comes of it. We know of the CIA triad when it comes to security, but there are additional things that must take place to ensure that the documents came from the correct person as well….

Back2Basics (B2B) – The CIA Triad

Understanding the importance of the CIA triad If you just had to learn something, just know the letters CIA are important in information security. In all things information security, one of the most basic yet foundational concepts is the CIA triad. Now, I could go off into a pun and little short story about “No……

SLA Introduction-(Service Level Agreements)

What is a SLA? According to Oracle Documentation, an SLA “specifies minimum performance requirements and, upon failure to meet those requirements, the level and extent of customer support that must be provided.” Essentially, it is a written down agreement that the organization will commit to responding to certain troubles within a set time frame. SLA…

AWS Down. Let’s see some MS Azure!

Next stop? Microsoft Azure Introduction! Now that we talked through AWS and some introductory information, let’s talk a bit on Microsoft Azure, one of its competitors. Although I believe that AWS has its merits and I might prefer to use AWS, I’m also a little bit of a Microsoft fanboy and since I’m starting to…

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure? What is it?

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure! The Fork Between a Local and a Cloud Place. Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure is when your local infrastructure and your cloud infrastructure create a seamless network. As an administrator you no longer view cloud and local as unique infrastructure, but rather as a single network map. AWS, MS Azure and VMware offer solutions…

Backup Solutions – A Complex Simpleton

What is considered a backup? Now it might seem like a really simple answer and almost like common sense, but in the information technology and almost any other industry, it’s important to consider what is ACTUALLY a backup solution for information and everything else. Nowadays, with “cloud this” and “cloud that” the term “backup” has…

D’WuhBeeAye – Bringin’ in the Hadoop!

Are we Hadooping now? How about now? How Hadoop Can Help In Healthcare! Meant to help solve problems dealing with lots of data, a combination of complex and structured data with simple data sets of simple numbers. Unfortunately, tables and databases don’t really have a mechanic that can help with this complex variety of data, nor…