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CYBERSECURITY NEWS AND TIPS 

OCTOBER 17, 2018

24By7Security, Inc. Cybersecurity and Compliance Specialists
Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History
Anthem, the nation's second-largest insurer will pay HHS' Office for Civil Rights $16 million for a breach that impacted nearly 79 million consumers, making it the largest data breach ever reported to the agency. An investigation by OCR found that the insurance giant failed to conduct an enterprise wide risk analysis, regularly review system activity or identify and respond to a known threat. This is a reminder for organizations that they must conduct risk assessments!
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HOW MANY MORE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY MONTHS DO WE NEED UNTIL CYBER HYGIENE TRULY BECOMES A HABIT?

This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Being Cyber Aware is a responsibility that all of us have and must fulfill to the best of our abilities. Watch our Cyber Hygiene video and tips to stay safe online in our recent blog here.

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How Ethical Hacking can Help you Secure your Business

Hacking is a term that is often associated with a negative connotation.  When you think of hackers, you probably envision thieves or criminals who seek to alter, access, or disrupt data illegally. What is Ethical Hacking? How Ethical Hacking can Help you Secure your Business? Read our blog here to find out.

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THE HITS KEEP COMING: MORE TRANSITIONAL       CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS IN NEW YORK
The NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation went into effect on March 1, 2017, with implementation to occur within 180 days (August 28, 2017). March 1, 2018 – 1-year mark passed and September 3, 2018 – 1.5-year mark - another compliance deadline passed. Find out what should have been completed by September 3rd.
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SEC FINES INVESTMENT FIRM VFA $1 MILLION FOR SHAKY SECURITY
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has hit Voya Financial Advisors (VFA) with a $1 million fine for a failure to implement sufficient cybersecurity policies that compromised customer data. Cyber intruders impersonated VFA contractors over a six-day period by calling the company’s support line and requesting that the contractors’ passwords be reset. 
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COMPLIMENTARY HIPAA TRAINING WEBINAR - NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Annual HIPAA Compliance Training is mandatory for all staff in a healthcare practice, including Doctors!            

We recently hosted a local event called HIPAA Happenings.  The event was a great success, but we found ourselves wondering, how can we offer more value to the community?  That is why we decided to offer a complimentary online training for practices to receive their mandatory annual 2018 HIPAA compliance Training with 24By7Security, Inc.

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October 24 Sinnott Wolach Technology Group Dania Beach, FL
November 7 Orlando CISO Council Meeting Orlando, FL
November 8 69th Annual Meeting of Association of Florida Colleges Orlando, FL
About Us
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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