July 12, 2017

5 Cyber Security Threats to Know About Right Now

Tom Sullivan,, July 7, 2017

Hackers and cybercriminals continued tapping into new techniques last month to essentially break into IT networks, if not cripple some of those. It’s not just Petya following in WannaCry’s footsteps, either.

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What Are the Key Differences Between 23 NYCRR 500, GLBA, and FFIEC Regulations?

Zackery Mahon,, July 5, 2017

In our previous blog, “New York Cyber Security Regulations: Are You Ready to Implement 23 NYCRR 500?” we provided a brief overview of the New York Cyber Security Regulation (23 NYCRR 500), including how to identify if your company is a covered entity under the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

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What It’s Like When Pro Phishers Assail Your Inbox

Lily Hay Newman,, July 4, 2017

On a typical morning I have about 30 new emails in my personal inbox, and 40 in my work account. You know how it is. I archive what I don’t want, scan part of a newsletter, click through to a coworker’s Google Doc, and click “track my package” more often than I’d like to admit. It’s all pretty standard stuff.

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A New Approach to Federal Cyber Security Two Years After the OPM Breach

John Chirhart,, July 10, 2017

Many feel the 2015 data breach at the Office of Personnel Management served as a wake-up call for the federal government. In many ways, it was more of a confirmation of what many had feared would eventually happen.

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Lost Backup Drive Contained PHI 500 EEG Patients

HIPAA Journal Staff,, July 10, 2017

Baptist Medical Center South of Jacksonville, Florida has discovered a backup drive containing the electronic protected health information of 531 patients has gone missing. The portable storage drive was discovered to be missing on May 18, 2017.

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Desperately Seeking Security: 6 Skills Most in Demand

Erika Chickowski,, July 8, 2017

As organizations drown in alerts and try to figure out a way to prioritize incidents for investigation, automation will play a huge role in stopping the insanity. But that won’t ever replace the importance of smart people to direct the automation.

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NIST Funding Can Strengthen National Cyber Security Efforts

Elizabeth Snell,, July 11, 2017

An increase in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funding for fiscal year 2018 will help support critical public-private efforts to strengthen national cybersecurity , according to HIMSS and other industry stakeholders.

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New Reality of Ransomware Attacks Spikes FUD in Cybersecurity

Kacy Zurkus,, July 10, 2017

I’ve been listening to NPR and my local station, WBUR, for the better part of the last two decades. During that same time frame, the NSA has been investing billions of dollars into building offensive hacking tools.

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Opinion: Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Now Top C-Suite Concerns

Paul A. Laudicina and Erika R. Peterson,, July 12, 2017

Among the interesting results from our 2017 Views from the C-Suite survey of global executives is the fact that, of all the myriad challenges facing businesses worldwide, executives are most concerned about cybersecurity .

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