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ServiceNow pals up with Palo Alto and ties up with Tanium

El Reg - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 5:30am
Security ops service adds more sources telling you when to panic, and how much

ServiceNow has made some new friends in the information security industry and will use its new friends to tell you how fast to panic about intrusions.…

Fused box: Look who's containerizing storage, security and apps

El Reg - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 5:02am
We take a look at a couple of startups and their hype

Comment  Containerized apps will gravitate to using containerized system services such as storage and security.…

Popular hacker warkit Metasploit now hacks hardware and cars

El Reg - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 3:58am
Coming soon: Cracking IoT kit and industrial control systems

Popular offensive hacking toolkit Metasploit now works on hardware, including cars, after a major update to the 13-year old platform.…

Mexican Surgeon Uses VR Headset To Distract Patients During Surgery

Slashdot - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 3:30am
dryriver writes: The BBC has a longish story on a Mexican surgeon who makes his patients wear a VR headset that distracts them from the surgical procedure being performed on them. While Dr Mosso cuts and removes and stitches, the patient flies through a 3D VR re-creation of Machu Picchu or other fantastical places, oblivious to being in an otherwise -- for many patients -- stress inducing surgical setting. This removes the need to give patients powerful sedatives or painkillers to keep them calm and prevent their blood pressure from fluctuating. The surgeon only anesthetizes the part of the body where the surgery is performed, while the patient is absorbed in colorful and immersive VR worlds. An excerpt from the report: "The surgeon makes his first cut and blood spills down Ana's leg. She's surrounded by medical equipment -- stools, trolleys, swabs, syringes -- with super-bright surgical lamps suspended above the bed. Her vital signs are displayed on monitors just behind. But Ana is oblivious. She's immersed in a three-dimensional re-creation of Machu Picchu. She begins her journey with a breathtaking aerial view of the ancient city clinging to the mountainside, before swooping down to explore the details of stepped terraces, moss-covered walls and tiny stone huts. Mosso watches her carefully. A 54-year-old surgeon at Panamerican University in Mexico City, he's on a mission to bring virtual reality into the operating room. Mosso is using VR as a high-tech distraction technique, allowing surgeons to carry out operations that would normally require powerful painkillers and sedatives, with nothing more than local anaesthetic. He's trying to prove that reducing drug doses in this way not only slashes costs for Mexico's cash-strapped hospitals, but cuts complications and recovery times for patients too."

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Particle accelerator hacked: Boffins' hashed passwords beamed up

El Reg - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 2:41am
The Australian Synchrotron warns it's been wormholed, but not dangerously

UPDATE  The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is investigating a computer security breach at the Australian Synchrotron that saw hackers steal scientists' usernames and passwords Friday.…

VMware reveals a semi-secret cut of NSX aimed at DevOps types

El Reg - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 2:29am
NSX-T takes network virtualization into the weird world of cloud-native apps

VMware has revealed a new cut of its NSX network virtualization product, called “NSX-T”.…

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