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July 6, 2016
CIOs step inside the mind of a security hacker 

Security is not a one-time event. Ensuring threat resilience is your duty as a CIO. Reevaluate your company’s security situation often – everyone’s future depends on it. Understanding who your organization is playing against is everything. Security is not a single person game. It’s an aggressive team sport, with only one universal rule – don’t lose. You’ve been inside the mind of an attacker. It’s now time to start your security assessment to protect your organization. Where do you start?

Federal Reserve Watchdog Probes Banks' Cybersecurity 

Banks across the world have been put on high alert after a series of cyber-attacks. The U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has begun an audit of the Federal Reserve's effectiveness to ensure U.S. banks have robust information security policies, procedures and practices in place, including the ability to quickly detect and respond to data breaches. Federal Reserve has developed guidance for banks to define expectations for information security and data breach management. Now the internal watchdog agency will review how - and if - banks are complying with that guidance. The audit is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. 

The internet is now officially a battlefield 

Several recent incidents have shown that hackers can cause just as much damage as more traditional military attacks. Just like air, sea, land, and space, cyberspace is officially considered a likely battlefield by the world's biggest military alliance - NATO.  Most crises and conflicts today have a cyber dimension, so treating cyber as an operational domain would enable us to better protect our missions and operations.

Respiratory Therapist Convicted in HIPAA Criminal Case
  • Jamie Knapp was employed as a respiratory therapist at the ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, Ohio.
  • Over a period of 10 months Knapp improperly accessed the medical records of 596 patients.
  • Knapp was permitted access to the records of only patients she was treating.
  • Knapp abused her access rights and viewed the PHI of other patients without authorization.
  • She obtained PHI of patients wrongly and used that PHI to seek and obtain intravenous prescription drugs.
  • Sentencing has been tentatively scheduled for October and Knapp could be jailed for up to a year.
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