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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

MedStar cyberattack highlights health care IT challenges

With MedStar Health becoming the latest apparent victim in a growing trend of cyber-extortion schemes targeting hospitals, experts say these institutions are uniquely vulnerable to such attack – and that the problem has no easy solution. Historically, the health care ...

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Md. House passes modified UM partnership bill

The Maryland House of Delegates approved legislation calling for stronger ties between two University of Maryland institutions Wednesday after a committee amended the bill to clarify that the two schools are not merging. The bill now has the blessing of ...

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Computer virus strikes MedStar Health

A computer virus struck the information technology system of MedStar Health early Monday, forcing the company to shut down all of its system interfaces to prevent further spread. The virus prevented some employees from logging in to their computers. The ...

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TEDCO pumps $1.7M into 17 startups

Cybersecurity, high-tech wood stoves, video games and blood transfusions. It’s been a busy six months for the Maryland Technology Development Corp. The state-created organization (known as TEDCO to you and me), which provides guidance and early-stage funding for startup companies ...

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Morgan State tech-transfer bill passes Senate

A bill to provide Morgan State University with $3 million over three years to help bring university research projects to the marketplace was approved by the Maryland Senate by a 37-8 vote Wednesday. The bill arose after discussion of a ...

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