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Heatlhcare Cybersecurity Newsletter - April 26, 2018

24By7Security, Inc. Wins 3 Awards inlcuding Gold Award for HIPAA Compliance

24By7Security, Inc. won the Gold Award for Service Excellence in HIPAA Compliance Consulting, one of the primary compliance services the firm provides in addition to Cybersecurity services.  The firm also won the Silver Award for Best Security Company in the Company Growth category and a Bronze Award in the Company Milestone category.  Sponsored by the Information Security Products Guide, the awards were presented on April 16, 2018, in San Francisco.


Verizon PHI Breach Report Confirms Healthcare Has Major Problem with Insider Breaches

Verizon has released its annual Protected Health Information Breach Report which delves deep into the main causes of breaches, why they occur, the motivations of internal and external threat actors, and the main threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.

  • Ransomware is still the top cybersecurity threat
  • Biggest security threat for healthcare is insider breach
  • Two biggest breach category are error and misuse of PHI

Transcription Service Leaked Medical Records

MEDantex, a Kansas-based company that provides medical transcription services for hospitals, clinics and private physicians, took down its customer Web portal last week after finding out that it was leaking sensitive patient medical records — apparently for thousands of physicians. Portion of MEDantex’s site which was supposed to be a password-protected portal physicians could use to upload audio-recorded notes about their patients was instead completely open to the Internet.


2 to 6 Year Jail Term for Receptionist Who Stole PHI from Dentist Office

Annie Vuong, 31, a former receptionist at a New York dental practice was given access to the computer system and dental records of patients in order to complete her work duties. Vuong abused the access rights and stole the PHI of more than 650 patients. That information was passed to her co-defendants who used the data to steal identities and make fraudulent purchases of high value items. She has been sentenced to serve 2 to 6 years.


How Long Does It Take to Breach a Healthcare Network?

A recent second annual Nuix Black survey of 112 hackers and penetration testers, 79% of which were based in the United States, revealed the majority can gain access to a targeted system within 15 hours, but more than half of hackers (54%) take less than five hours to gain access to a system, and identify and exfiltrate sensitive data. So how are hackers gaining access to networks and data?


Five Steps to HIPAA Compliance

This is a must for all physicians and their staff to view. Outlined are 5 basic steps to HIPAA Compliance. All medical providers must also assess their HIPAA Compliance status annually by conducting a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment every year, review their policies and procedures annually and train their employees every year. Call 24By7Security, Inc for a security risk assessment today at (844)-55-CYBER or visit our website at!

Upcoming Events!

IIA Miami Tech Conference May 18 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

24By7Security is a proud sponsorer and Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, will be speaking here at FIU Kovens Conference Center. 

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HackMiamiCon 6 May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Michael Brown of 24By7Security will be speaking at HackMiamiCon 6 which will be held from May 18 – 22, 2018 at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami.

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FIME: Digital Healthcare Conference July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

Sanjay Deo will be a speaking here at 3:45 pm at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. He will be speaking about “Ransomware attacks & protecting patient data: What we can learn from Wanna Cry”.

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24By7Security, Inc. is a full service Cybersecurity strategy, implementation, operations and training firm.  We provide Cybersecurity and compliance related services across all functions of the enterprise. Our services include CFPB/DFA, FIPA, FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and others.

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