IN THE NEWS
June 2018 – Tech Republic – Rema Deo, Managing Director of 24By7Security, was quoted in an article in Tech Republic on 10 questions project managers should ask employers in a job interview. “The quality of questions that a project manager asks during an interview is often the tipping point of offering them the job. I believe that a project manager candidate must ask at least one or two questions during the interview, especially if asked “Do you have any questions for me?””, Deo said. “Questions should be ideally open-ended so that they prompt further discussion. The interviewee must also be cognizant of the overall time of the interview so as to not take too much time from the interviewers.” For the full article in Tech Republic, click HERE.
May 2018 – Tech Republic – Providing input to an article in Tech Republic on 10 best practices to keep your IT project under budget, Rema Deo, Managing Director of 24By7Security, was quoted as saying “Massive projects with multi-million dollar spend are often destined for slippage, both in terms of time and money. If it is inevitable to have a project of a large size, attempt to break it down into manageable smaller projects which have shorter life cycles and where results can be seen at the end of each project. Monitor not only project and activity progress on a periodic basis, but also the spend vs. budget.” Size matters! For the full article in Tech Republic, click HERE.
April 2018 – We won the Gold Award for Service Excellence in HIPAA Compliance Consulting – 24By7Security, Inc. has won the Gold Award for Service Excellence in HIPAA Compliance Consulting, one of the primary compliance services the firm provides in addition to Cybersecurity services. The firm also won the Silver Award for Best Security Company in the Company Growth category and a Bronze Award in the Company Milestone category. Sponsored by the Information Security Products Guide, the awards were presented on April 16, 2018, in San Francisco. For our press release, click HERE.
April 2018 – Seven Steps towards bridging the Cybersecurity skills gap. Sanjay Deo has been quoted in this article on Security Boulevard saying “Immediate or urgent skills gaps could be filled by consultants while the company works towards ramping up their cybersecurity workforce. For instance, if a company does not have a full-time CISO, they could hire a part-time CISO through a consulting firm and then evaluate their needs for a full-time CISO and other security staff.” Read the full article on Security Boulevard.
February 2018 – BSides Tampa 2018 – Michael Brown of 24By7Security was a speaker at the prestigious BSides Tampa event held on February 17, 2018. Aimed at information security professionals, Michael’s presentation introduced the recent new SOC report from AICPA: “SOC for Cybersecurity”, which is used to report on a firm’s cybersecurity program and posture.
November 2017 – 24By7Security has been named in the Top 10 Healthcare IT Security Solution Providers – 2017 by Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine! As quoted in the magazine article, “24By7Security designs actionable cybersecurity programs, which are a result of an in-depth analysis of the customer’s security infrastructure, location of data, policies and processes”. For the Top 10 list, click HERE. To read our company profile published in the magazine, click HERE. For our press release, click HERE or on Business Insider.
October 2017 – Miami Dade College Annual Cybersecurity Day – Sanjay Deo spoke at the Miami Dade College Annual Cybersecurity Day on October 26 at the college’s Inter American Campus in Miami. The audience included college staff, students and High School students from neighboring public and private schools on the topic of Social Media Risks. The objective of this discussion was to educate students of the Social Media risks related to cyber predators, cyberbullying, identity theft, appropriate and illegal postings and scams and hoaxes. The message to students was to post sensibly and take care of their personal information.
October 2017 – HCISPP – Congratulations to Rema Deo for being awarded the Health Care Information Security & Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) certification from (ISC)2.
October 2017 – Cybersecurity Day at Nova Southeastern University – Rema Deo spoke to selected high school students visiting Nova Southeastern University on October 19, 2017, on Cyber Hygiene and social media risks. Read about the event here.
May 2017 – 24By7Security, Inc. is now a State of Florida Certified Business Enterprise – The Office of Supplier Diversity of the State of Florida has certified us as a woman and minority owned business. Read press release here.
April 2017 – Create a strong password, prepare for the worst – Sanjay Deo has been quoted for his tip on using a mnemonic to create and remember a strong password. Read the full article on INL Indian Business Awards’ website.
April 2017 – Cyber Insurance 101 – Sanjay Deo writes about the basics of Cyber Insurance for healthcare organizations, which are valid for any industry. There are different kinds of insurance coverage and each company should evaluate these carefully and understand what is covered and what is not, before making a decision. Read 24By7Security President Sanjay Deo’s full article in the South Florida Hospital News.
March 2017 – Read 24By7Security President Sanjay Deo’s tips in Webopedia’s article on 65 Password Security Tips: How to Create and Secure Accounts. Create strong passwords by using a mnemonic to remember them. For instance, a password for a clothes shopping site could be Mysizeis08, which is a related full sentence but difficult to crack. Using multi-factor authentication helps prevent hackers from getting access to your account even if they are able to crack your password. Also, use a VPN to encrypt your data, including user ID and password sent, while connected to a public Wi-Fi network. Click here to read the full article.
March 2017 – Enforcement of the familiar security rule in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), has picked up in a big way. At a recent South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association Symposium, cybersecurity expert Sanjay Deo summed up his advice in 3 steps: Establish clear policies for how your organization handles protected health information (PHI), train employees on these policies, and conduct a periodic risk assessment that includes a plan to address any issues found. Read full blog on the Citrix website.
March 2017 – Incident response is a vital, but sometimes underrated part of Cybersecurity these days. It was therefore timely that Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. a well-known Cybersecurity firm conducted an incident response workshop at the biennial conference hosted by South Florida Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) at the Signature Grand in Fort Lauderdale on March 10, 2017. Sanjay Deo and Michael Brown of 24By7Security presented this engaging workshop dealing with the various aspects of incident response. Read more here.
March 2017 – Sanjay Deo quoted in this supplement on Security & Privacy: Protecting data in the information sharing era, of the Health Data Management magazine. Sanjay talks about how security controls have often been overlooked in healthcare technology applications. During the past 5 years, primarily because the government has mandated and prompted it, hospitals and physician practices have adopted electronic medical records. While these organizations have acquired the technologies to collect and distribute patient data, the focus on security has not been there. We are still coming across large institutions that have not protected data adequately. Register for free to read the full supplement on data privacy and security at: Health Data Management.
December 2016 – HIPAA enforcement is getting more serious in 2017 – are you ready? Director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Jocelyn Samuels has classified digital threats as a public health crisis. OCR is ramping up its HIPAA enforcement activities including audits to include desktop and comprehensive on-site audits of covered entities as well as business associates. Read about HIPAA strategies as outlined in 24By7Security Managing Director Rema Deo’s article in the South Florida Hospital News.
October 2016 – Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. a well-known Cybersecurity service provider in South Florida moderated a panel of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) at a Cyber Conference hosted on October 27, 2016, by the Infragard South Florida Member Alliance in celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Read more
October 2016 – Read Sanjay Deo’s recommendations on practical strategies to protect your business from hackers, in the Frandsen Bank and Trust newsletter. Many business owners don’t worry about being hacked; they feel that their company is too small for a cyber criminal to bother with them. But such complacency is ill founded and represents a substantial risk. Recently, the computer security software company Symantec released statistics showing that 52.4 percent of phishing attacks (cyber attacks directed via fake emails) were aimed at small and medium-sized businesses last year. Read more
October 2016 – Sanjay Deo quoted in an article on child identity theft in U.S. News and World Report. Read more
October 2016 – 24By7Security, Inc. gives back to the local South Florida community by sponsoring and presenting Cybersecurity issues affecting teens at a Cybersecurity Day event at Nova Southeastern University. The audience was composed of teenagers from local high schools selected by their teachers for the privilege of attending this event at the university. It’s the second year in a row that 24By7Security, Inc. has supported NSU’s Cybersecurity Day event. Read more
October 2016 – Ransomware is the topic of the day with an informative speech by Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. Read more
September 2016 – Read about the security and privacy implications of telemedicine in this article in South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, written by Rema Deo – Telemedicine is taking the medical world by storm. And one can easily see why. Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, allows healthcare professionals to provide services in ways not known before in traditional medical appointments. Let’s look at what steps a medical practice must take to keep their telemedicine channels, equipment and data secure and private. Read more
June 2016: Rema Deo writes about “Why Doctors and Hospitals need an incident response plan” in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare report in their June issue focused on disaster planning. – You’ve been breached. Now what? Perhaps valuable patient data has been stolen. Maybe hackers are asking for ransom in exchange for your own data that is now under their control. Hackers work 24×7 planning breaches and attacks to get your valuable patient health information – and they have a high rate of success. The breach or the attack itself is not the biggest problem – being unprepared for it is! Read more
March 2016 – Rema Deo writes about “Five Steps to HIPAA Compliance for a doctor’s office” in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare report in their March “Annual Salute to Doctors” issue – Why do you, as a doctor, dentist or any other medical provider, need to comply with HIPAA? HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was enacted by the US government to not only protect patient confidentiality and privacy but also to ensure that doctors and other medical practices protect their data to prevent unauthorized persons and criminals from getting access to patients’ confidential, private and financial information. Read more
January 2016 – Cybersecurity service firm 24By7Security, Inc. merges with HIPAA solutions provider in South Florida – 24By7Security, Inc. and HIPAA-HITECH-SOLUTIONS, Inc. merge to provide higher benefits of common cyber security services to clients in all industries. Since 2013, HIPAA-HITECH-SOLUTIONS, Inc. has focused their expertise on HIPAA privacy and security risk management for the healthcare industry, but in an effort to extend their services to customers in multiple industries and geographies, the company has officially merged with 24By7Security, Inc., a well-known Cybersecurity service provider in South Florida. Read more
December 2015 – Michael R. Brown has been elected the Vice President of the Board of Directors of SFISSA – South Florida Information Systems Security Association. Read more
October 2015 – University of Miami and South Florida ISSA chapter invite Sanjay Deo of 24By7Security to be a panelist on “The new assassins – Murder by Keyboard” at the Cybersecurity Conference.
July 2015 – Sanjay Deo speaks at the CIO Roundtable organized by the South Florida Business Journal. Read more
May 2015 – ISACA South Florida Annual General Meeting was held with Sanjay Deo speaking on the topic of incident response to a security breach. Read more
May 2015 – Sanjay Deo moderated a panel discussion at the CIO Council quarterly roundtable – Cybersecurity Impact on Corporate America. Read more
March 2015 – Sanjay Deo, Founder and President of 24By7Security, Inc. was awarded the Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner designation. Read more
March 2015 – Sanjay Deo speaks on Cybersecurity at the General Audit Management conference hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors in Las Vegas. Read more
October 2014 – The Second Annual Healthcare Cyber Security Summit was held Oct. 15, 2014 at Nova Southeastern University and welcomed more than 50 IT executives to participate in a special presentation and panel discussion by top healthcare security professionals including Sanjay Deo, founder and CEO of 24By7Security, Inc. Read more
August 2013 – Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, who helped organize the Battle Hack in Miami, is quoted in the Miami Herald. “The Foundation is doing the right thing in presenting Miami as a tech hub,” said Deo, founder and president of 24By7Security. “We are producing fine graduates, there is great technology being produced, but there are not a lot of platforms to showcase Miami as a tech hub. We are now taking it to the next level to showcase what we have,” said Deo, who has also been involved in the Group of Groups, CIO Council and ITPalooza. Read more
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