Phishing Attacks Continue to Sneak Past Defenses!

           Phishing continues to be a primary method through which attackers infiltrate corporate networks  - where personal information is gathered using deceptive e-mails and websites. Typically, a phisher sends an e-mail disguised as a legitimate business request. So it is a form of  "social engineering" . Phishing e-mails have become remarkably sophisticated as phishers usually pull language straight from official company correspondence. The fake sites are near-replicas of the sites phishers are spoofing, containing the company's logo and other images and fake status bars that give the site the appearance of security. According to some experts, even though companies are taking actions, it is still one of the easiest ways to successfully sneak past company's security defenses!  Some of the questions that companies should focus on:
  • Can we prevent phishing attacks?
  • What can my company do to reduce our chances of being targeted by phishing attacks? 
  • What plans should my company have in place before a phishing incident occurs? 
  • How can we quickly find out if a phishing attack has been launched using our company's name?
  • How important is it to educate the employees?
Addressing Gaps in Cybersecurity: 
OCR Releases Crosswalk between HIPAA Security Rule and NIST Cybersecurity  

          The sensitive health information maintained by health care providers and health plans has become an increasingly attractive target for cyberattacks. The need for health care organizations to up their game on health data security has never been greater. Organizations align their security programs to either the NIST Cybersecurity Framework or the HIPAA Security Rule. To help health care organizations covered by HIPAA to bolster their security posture, OCR has released a crosswalk developed with NIST and ONC, that identifies "mappings" between the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and the HIPAA Security Rule.  Although the Security Rule does not require use of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and use of the Framework does not guarantee HIPAA compliance, the crosswalk provides an informative tool for entities to use to help them more comprehensively manage security risks in their environments.


Mar 12 - 13, 2016

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