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Biweekly Cybersecurity Newsletter - Oct 26th, 2016

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. 2016 marks the 13th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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The Largest DNS DDoS attack

Criminals on Oct 21st morning massively attacked DYN - a company that provides core Internet services for Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Reddit and a host of other sites, causing outages and slowness for many of Dyn’s customers. The attack will likely be regarded as one of the biggest DDoS attacks ever perpretrated, due to its broad impact. DYN said it identified “10s of millions” of unique IP addresses involved in the massive botnet DDoS attack on its managed DNS services.

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Russian Hackers Could Fake Evidence of Electoral Fraud, Warn U.S. Officials

Cybersecurity surrounding the U.S. electoral system has been a focus this election cycle. Fabricated documents purporting to show rigged voting could be posted to create public distrust, say law enforcement and intelligence officials. They said that, while there was no evidence of such a scheme in the works, state and local authorities were warned to be ready and take precautions against hacking attempts.

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2 Million HIPAA Penalty After Patient Data Exposed on Web

St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif., will pay more than $2 million to settle allegations that its 14 hospitals and a host of other healthcare operations left personally identifiable records of 31,800 people exposed on a new computer server. A file-sharing application on the server had a default setting that allowed Google, other search engines and “anyone with an internet connection" access to them. The files included patients' personal information, diagnoses and health status. The organization failed to conduct a proper risk analysis, according to federal officials.

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New release of HIPAA SRA Toolkit

The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps organization ensure it is compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. It also helps reveal areas where organization’s protected health information (PHI) could be at risk. That’s why ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), developed a downloadable SRA Tool to help entities guide through the process. This tool is not required by the HIPAA Security Rule, but is meant to assist providers and professionals as they perform a risk assessment.

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Upcoming Events!

FBI Infragard Cyber Conference - October 27th, 2016

Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. moderating CISO/ CSO panel discussion at  FIU, Florida

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5th Annual ITPalooza South Florida - December 8th, 2016

24By7Security Sponsoring & Founder Sanjay Deo Presenting at  Signature Grand, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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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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