Cybersecurity specialist Centrify has called for Australia to apply the principle of Zero Trust Security to protect the confidential health details of millions of Australians in its new My Health Record database.
My Health Record is an online store of health information, which currently contains records for 5.9 million Australians, for access by doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers. From Monday this week, people across Australia have just three months to decide if they want to opt out of the system https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/.
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, warns that storing health records online risks attracting a lot of unwanted attention by creating a data “honeypot”. Earlier this year, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reported that 24 per cent of notified data breaches during the first quarter were from the healthcare sector. Security professionals report that criminals sell health data online at a premium.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said the My Health Record initiative needed security at its core, both for the online database itself and for the health professionals who access it. “Saying a website is ‘password-protected’ offers about as much reassurance as a ‘beware of the dog’ sign to a postie,” he said.
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Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited has shipped zinc-bromine flow batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to fulfil its largest-ever order for use in a digital television network in Fiji.
New Zealand-based telecommunications infrastructure specialist Hitech Solutions last year chose Redflow’s ZBM2 batteries to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network which it is deploying for the Fiji Government throughout the Pacific nation, including remote islands.
Hitech Solutions ordered US$1.2 million worth of Redflow ZBM2 batteries to store and supply renewable energy to power the Fijian digital TV network. The company, which has operated a five-battery trial site in Fiji during the past year, intends to scale up its deployment of solar panels and Redflow batteries during the next six months. Hitech will install from five to 60 ZBM2 batteries at more than 10 sites in Fiji, many of which are on hills with no access to the country’s electricity grid.
Unveiled in December last year, the digital TV network will provide Fijians, even in the most remote parts of the country, with access to eight free-to-air television channels through a set top box, plus an option for catch-up TV. Digital television will also provide a platform to telecast important messages to people in maritime zones and rural areas in times of disaster, such as cyclones.
Hitech Solutions selected Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries for the challenging project because of their robustness, long life, safety, temperature tolerance and straightforward recycling process. Hitech saved 40 tonnes of battery weight by choosing Redflow batteries over lead-acid batteries - the typical choice for telecommunication network energy storage.
Hitech Solutions Chief Technology Officer Derek Gaeth said Redflow batteries offered many benefits for the Fijian deployment. “The primary need was for a robust design with a long service life,” he said.