The Friday Five – National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (@staysafeonline) – 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. This week’s Friday Five offers resources, tips and the latest in all things cybersecurity.
4th Annual Cybersecurity Panel Discussion
According to a recent report published in the HIPAA Journal, healthcare hacking incidents accounted for 44% of all tracked data breaches in 2018, the most of any category of breach. This past spring HealthIT Answers held an informative panel discussion moderated by Healthcare de Jure’s host Matt Fisher. Global privacy and security consulting company, Kuma (@KUMA_LLC) sponsored the event and the following thought leaders were panelists:
- Jenn Behrens, Partner and EVP of Privacy at Kuma
- Parham Eftekhari, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)
- Dave Summitt, the CISO for Moffitt Cancer Center
HIPAA Secure Now! (@hipaasecurenow) suite of subscriptions offers an extensive list of tools to provide ongoing training, assessment, moderation activities and more to support an organization’s privacy and security efforts. Subscriptions also support the process of conducting an annual Security Risk Assessment to meet MIPS and Promoting Interoperability requirements.
The subscriptions work for organizations of all sizes, both Covered Entities and Business Associates. All are priced at a flat annual fee, based on number of employees, for a full 12 months. All include a discount if purchased through us.
If your organization has more than 50 employees, or if you’d like to schedule a demo or you just want to get a couple questions answered, take a few seconds to complete this form and we will get back to you.
Our sister site, HITECH Answers, frequently runs posts written by Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now! Be sure to check them out and catch up on the latest breaches and how to protect your organization.
In support of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies compiled a comprehensive page of resources for individuals, families and organizations to access in order to engage and promote cybersecurity awareness.
Tips for Keeping Tabs on Your Apps
#BeCyberSmart Rules for Keeping Tabs on Your #Apps:
1) Delete apps you don’t need or no longer use.
2) Review app permissions. Say “No” to any that don’t make sense.
3) Only download apps from trusted sources. #CyberAware pic.twitter.com/X0UNllKPKO
— NatlCyberSecAlliance (@StaySafeOnline) October 16, 2019
Free WiFi by Habitu8, The Security Awareness Video Company
Be sure to watch this quick video explaining the pitfalls of free WiFi. A man uses public Wi-Fi for work and gets his passwords stolen as a result. Sensitive behaviors, such as using passwords to log in to sites, should be avoided when using Wi-Fi.
— NatlCyberSecAlliance (@StaySafeOnline) October 24, 2019