Seeing Red.....and more

There are obviously no bounds to what will be hackable or simple got "out there" through negligence or some way or other.     Take this recent example....."The personal data of 550,000 blood donors that includes information about "at-risk sexual behaviour" has been leaked from the Red Cross Blood Service in what has been described as Australia's largest security breach.The organisation said it was told on Wednesday that a file containing donor information was placed on an "insecure computer environment" and "accessed by an unauthorised person".   The file contained the information of blood donors from between 2010 and 2016.The data came from an online application form and included "personal details" and identifying information including names, gender, addresses and dates of birth, a Red Cross statement said.****Mr Hunt said the data included answers to a number of true-false eligibility questions, including one that asked donors whether they had engaged in "at-risk sexual behaviour" in the previous 12 months."Both the questions and answers mapped to the individuals were part of the dataset. That would be one of the most sensitive things in the breach, especially if you answered in the affirmative," he said.ABC NewsNow consider this:"The numbers are staggering: Nearly one in every three Americans have had their medical records compromised, with more than 112 million healthcare records breached last year aloneMore than half (58%) of physicians say they are not concerned about the security of the data contained in their EHRs, according to Medical Economics’ exclusive 2016 EHR Report.Medical EconomicsHouston!   We have a problem!     We know that hackers are now more likely to target medically-related databases.   It is more valuable to them than gaining access to credit card details.    Where does that leave the poor ol' man in the street?    In grave danger of becoming one of the millions whose private medical data is somewhere "out there "- being happily traded by hackers - whilst at the same time giving rise to a risk of being held to ransom or finding that because medical data is "out there" things like getting employment may prove difficult.    Look upon that accessible medical data akin to what prospective employers look for when trawling through twitter or Facebook to check out the applicant for employment.LifeBank meets the challenge.      Using a secure and encrypted data key, the user can have all their medical details readily accessible off the cloud.    There is no guaranteeing what a third party might do with regard to storing medical information, but the knowledge that the holder of the LifeBank data keys custodian of the data on it, ought to provide peace of mind.    And of course there is another critical benefit too.    Whilst medical people - be they doctors or medical facilities - grapple with how to deal with all that data they have stored or available to them - and then have difficulty in locating what they are looking for or accessing it altogether - the holder of a LifeBank data key need only whip it out and the medico or hospital has instant access to all relevant medical data (including reports and x-rays as but 2 examples) of the LifeBank data key holder.   It could be life-saving.   It could also short-circuit all manner of tests being undertaken.   It could save money by facilitating a patient spending less time in the ED.    LifeBank offers security ++++++