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Cybersecurity Biweekly Newsletter - September 6, 2017

HHS provides humane relief from HIPAA sanctions and penalties after a disaster

In the wake of a severe disaster and/ or a declared emergency, Health and Human Services (HHS) may decide to waive HIPAA sanctions and penalties against covered hospitals that may not comply with specific provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.     This was done recently in the emergency areas after Hurricane Harvey hit in Texas and Louisiana. A similar waiver may be issued after future disasters, as needed, when it becomes necessary to assist patients in receiving the care they need, and sometimes to locate missing family members.

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Millions Of Instagram Users May Have Had Their Info Stolen

The Facebook-owned photo sharing service - Instagram fell victim of a major data breach. Criminals exploited a software bug that allowed them to access the accounts of an unspecified number of “high-profile” users. The Company said that it had fixed the bug that caused the security breach, but not before hackers gained access to many users' email addresses and phone numbers. Instagram says passwords were not compromised. A person claiming to be the hacker said, at one point, they were able to steal data at roughly 1 million accounts per hour. They said that by the time the bug was fixed, they'd stolen the information of at least 6 million users!

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The Haves And Have-Nots In Cybersecurity: How Your Company Can Level The Playing Field

We all know about the income-inequality debate in America, and the controversy about too much wealth being held by the “one percent”. But did you know there’s also an inequality issue when it comes to our country’s cybersecurity? It’s a little-discussed problem outside IT circles, but it’s having outsized ramifications for big and small companies trying to protect their corporate networks, and retain skilled security professionals. Despite increasingly damaging and disruptive cyberattacks - most companies are having a harder time than ever protecting their digital assets. Why? Simply put, the nation’s most-skilled cybersecurity experts want to work on big, interesting problems. Maintaining the firewall for a regional bank or protecting a mid-size law firm does not qualify as interesting. Interesting is protecting trillions of dollars at Goldman Sachs—or getting paid a lot!

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Cybersecurity on campus: Centers of Higher Education being targeted for Information Breaches

As cyber security threats continue to grow at a steady pace, an alarming trend is forming within the education sector. Colleges and universities are emerging as the trending target for information thieves and hackers. Recent studies show that the education sector is now the third most targeted field for hackers, behind only healthcare and finance/banking. Why are universities becoming such an appealing target for hackers? What procedures should Universities be incorporating in order to mitigate the risk of losing sensitive information? Find out here.

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Cybercriminals Are Targeting Small Businesses That Don't Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Small businesses are tempting targets for cybercriminals, mostly because they do little to protect themselves. It’s easy to think cyber attacks won’t happen to your business because your company is too small or inconsequential to matter to attackers. Cyber attackers target the big corporations of the world like Merck and Maersk, not small businesses that employee just a handful of people, right? Not so fast. Small businesses are just as likely to be the victim of cyber attacks as large corporations -- we’re just less likely to hear about these attacks. An attack on a small business with 50 employees won’t make headlines anywhere. We fall victim to our own confirmation bias: if we don’t hear about it happening, we assume it isn’t. That’s dangerous thinking for a small business. While large corporations can bounce back from cyber attacks, it’s much more difficult for small businesses to recover. 

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24By7Security Risk Assessment

In this world of rising cyber crime, have you assessed your security levels? Are you safe if or when you suffer a breach? Call 24By7Security, Inc for a security risk assessment today. Visit our website at https://24By7Security.com. We are Cybersecurity and Compliance Specialists,  Let us be your first line of defense against a cyber attack. Call us at (844) 55-CYBER or email us at contact@24By7Security.com today!

Upcoming Events!

Webinar: Best Practices for Compliance and Security in the Cloud October 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. will host a webinar in partnership with Care Analytics.

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ISSA 2017 International Conference - Oct 9 - 11, 2017

Michael Brown of 24By7Security, Inc. will be speaking on Cyber Resilience at the ISSA 2017 International Conference being hosted at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California.

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Georgia ISSA Atlanta Conference - Nov 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am

24By7Security is pleased to sponsor Atlanta’s premier security conference, “Paradigm of Dependable Security” and will be exhibiting and networking there.

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Data Connectors Fort Lauderdale Tech-Security Conference - Dec 14, 2017

24By7Security is pleased to sponsor the Data Connectors Fort Lauderdale Tech-Security Conference at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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