24By7Security In the News!

We are among the Top 10 Most Trusted Healthcare IT Security Solution Providers 2018!

Insights Care Magazine features the top 10 most trusted Healthcare IT Security solution providers for 2018

October 10, 2018

We have been featured among the Top 10 most trusted Healthcare IT Security Solution providers of 2018 by the Insights Care magazine. 

According to Insights Care, "Healthcare has witnessed extensive digitization in the recent years. Although this has remarkably transformed the services in healthcare, it comes with a challenging side-effect: risk of information security. Healthcare has been one of the prime targets for cybercriminals; and with the healthcare data being very sensitive in nature, this is a major concern. It is of immense significance that the healthcare companies be aware and implement the best practices to secure the information of their patients as well as the organization.

With the impending risk in the mind, to assist healthcare organizations to prevent data security breaches, we bring you the “The 10 Most Trusted Healthcare IT Security Solution Providers” issue. In this issue, we are presenting to you some of the prominent companies and healthcare solution providers, who have successfully helped the industry to protect the patients’ information and other critical healthcare data against the ever-rising cyber-attacks."  

For the article featuring 24By7Security, read HERE.

For the full listing, read HERE

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We just won Gold for Innovative Company of the Year!

2018 Business & Innovation Awards Honor Companies Around the World

October 3, 2018

24By7Security today announced that it has been named Most Innovative Company of the Year, winning Gold for the first time in the annual global Business & Innovation Awards. Sanjay Deo, Founder and President of 24By7Security, Inc., credits the win to his company having its most innovative year to date.

In the past 12 months, his company launched four new Readiness Services to help businesses effectively address new and modified legislation, as well as a trail-blazing framework for cybersecurity incident response planning, user training and testing, and plan implementation. The firm also developed CISO Councils in South Florida, Orlando and Tampa, and launched an innovative HIPAA Happenings series to promote convenient information sharing among Chief Information Security Officers and healthcare professionals respectively. In another innovation, 24By7Security launched a Next-Generation Education initiative in which the firm works with several universities in South Florida to raise awareness of cybersecurity and social media use risks among high school and college students. Read our full press release HERE.

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Entrepreneurs, what's your #1 tip to be successful in business?

Rema Deo quoted in CEO Blog nation

September 23, 2018

“Promote, promote, promote. Always keep promoting your business. Social is big. Do not underestimate the power of social media, so do utilize its power to communicate, promote and respond. Use size to your advantage. A small business’s biggest advantage is its ability to react quickly and to be agile and nimble while working with customers. Cash flow rules. Managing cash flow is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running a small business, as cash is always tight.". For the full article in CEO Blog nation, click HERE.

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ISC(2) HCISPP Spotlight: Rema Deo

Rema Deo featured in the HCISPP Spotlight on the ISC(2) blog

September 4, 2018

We are honored that ISC(2) selected Rema Deo, our Managing Director, to be featured in their blog on the HCISPP Spotlight! For the story about how her career relates to the HCISPP certification, read HERE.

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Don't Risk IT, SECURE IT - our registered trademark!

Our tagline is now our own registered trademark!

August 28, 2018

We are pleased to report that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved and registered our tagline "Don't Risk IT, SECURE IT" as a trademark. For the full press release, read HERE.

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Cybersecurity Education in September

Michael Brown speaking at two events

September 2018

We are pleased to report that Michael Brown, our Security Manager, will be presenting at two events in September as part of a Cybersecurity Education initiative.  He will be speaking on September 19 at i2 Labs on the topic of "Security Certifications". He will also be presenting at the prestigious Cybersecurity conference BSides Miami on September 29, speaking on "Security Maturity: Moving beyond reactive security".

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How to perform a Cyber Risk Assessment

Sanjay Deo quoted in reputed Cyber security blog "Hashed out" by the SSL Store

August 23, 2018

A risk assessment is often a mandatory baseline that compliance regulations ask for,” says Sanjay Deo, President of 24by7Security. “HIPAA, FERPA, NY State Cybersecurity Regulations are only some of the laws that require a risk assessment to be done by impacted companies in the healthcare, education and financial sectors. By performing this required step, companies can not only work towards compliance with these regulations but also have a good baseline of their current security posture and recommendations for improvement. Every risk assessment report must have a view of the current state of the organization’s security, findings and recommendations for improving its overall security. Read the full article HERE.

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24By7Security launches #HIPAAHappenings in South Florida

Social networking and HIPAA education for healthcare professionals

August 22, 2018

24By7Security, Inc has sponsored and hosted HIPAA Happenings, an innovative new HIPAA education program series, a complimentary social networking and HIPAA discussion for healthcare professionals. The inaugural session of HIPAA Happenings was held on August 22, 2018 at the offices of Broward County Medical Association The well attended event featured a panel moderated by Sanjay Deo, President, 24By7Security, and 2 speakers - Dr. Uttma Dham, DMD of Westside Dental Center, and Stephen Siegel, Esq. of Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLC. Read the full press release HERE

Videos with glimpses from the event:

1) Quotes from HIPAA Happenings Broward County

2) Why HIPAA matters - HIPAA Happenings Broward County

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Cyvent signs Partnership Agreement with 24By7Security

The companies will help clients with complementary and end-to-end cybersecurity and cyber resilience services

August 9, 2018

24By7Security, Inc. has announced that CyVent, an Artificial Intelligence-driven solution provider, has become a strategic partner, with the two companies offering complementary services to clients with a view to defending clients with end-to-end cybersecurity and cyber resilience services. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will make available to customers customizable high-quality cybersecurity services and sophisticated cybersecurity products and solutions at very competitive costs. It is particularly strategic that the two Cybersecurity companies announce their partnership from Las Vegas in this week of important Cybersecurity conferences like DEFCON, Black Hat and BSides taking place here.

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10 Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Companies 2018

As Published in The Silicon Review

July 31, 2018

We are honored to be recognized among this elite group of companies as one of the 10 Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Companies of 2018 by the Silicon Review magazine. As a trusted advisor to our clients, 24By7Security has been growing over the last year.  We stand apart from the rest by demonstrating a passion for excellence in everything we do. For the full article in the Silicon Review, read HERE.

 

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Implications of Privacy and Security in Healthcare

A presentation by Sanjay Deo to students and faculty at Carlos Albizu University

July 31, 2018

As security and privacy should be top of mind for healthcare professionals these days, this presentation by Sanjay Deo, Founder and President of 24By7Security, Inc., was timely for healthcare students at the university level, in order to prepare them appropriately prior to entering the workforce. Sanjay spoke about technicaladministrative and physical safeguards to enhance healthcare security and protect patient data, and touched upon the importance of keeping Protected Health Information (PHI) private and secure. 24By7Security is pleased to be continuing our endeavor to give back to the community through student education at various levels ranging from high school to university. 

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How to create strong passwords to keep your website safe

Rema Deo quoted in the Dreamhost blog

July 12, 2018

11 password tips have been shared with quotes and thoughts from cybersecurity experts, including tips such as keeping your password long and uncommon, and other tips related to password storage, two-factor authentication, password managers, use of security questions and more. For Rema's and other professionals' quotes in this article, click HERE.

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10 questions project managers should ask employers in a job interview

Rema Deo quoted in Tech Republic

June 7, 2018

“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.

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10 best practices to keep your IT project under budget

Rema Deo quoted in Tech Republic

May 17, 2018

“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.”, says Rema in this article. Size matters!  For the full article in Tech Republic, click HERE.

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We won the Gold Award for Service Excellence in HIPAA Compliance Consulting

Silver Award for Best Security Company in the Company Growth category and Bronze Award in the Company Milestone category

April 16, 2018

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.

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Seven Steps towards bridging the Cybersecurity skills gap

Sanjay Deo quoted in Security Boulevard

April 10, 2018

“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," said Sanjay Deo, President and Founder of 24By7Security, Inc. Read the full article on Security Boulevard.

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SOC for Cybersecurity

A presentation by Michael Brown at BSides Tampa 2018

February 17, 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.

 

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24By7Security In the News in 2017 and before...

 

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.

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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.

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October 2017 – HCISPP

Congratulations to Rema Deo for being awarded the Health Care Information Security & Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) certification from (ISC)2.

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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.

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July 2017 - Coaching Women in Tech

Rema Deo's experience with coaching and a supportive business environment is referenced in this article entitled "Coaching Today's women in Tech Secures their Future".   Read HERE about Rema's experience with coaching, 360 feedback and discussions with mentors that enabled her to pursue and get a promotion. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 2017 - 65 Password Security Tips

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.

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March 2017 - Minimize HIPAA Compliance Risk

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.

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March 2017 - Incident Response Workshop at SFISSA Conference

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.

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March 2017 - Overlooked security controls in healthcare technology applications

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 (this website has subsequently been made unavailable).

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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.

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October 2016 - CISO Panel at Infragard Cyber Conference

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

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October 2016 - Practical strategies to protect your business from hackers

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

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October 2016 - Child Identity theft

Sanjay Deo quoted in an article on child identity theft in U.S. News and World Report.   Read more

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October 2016 - NSU Cybersecurity Day

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

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October 2016 - Ransomware

Ransomware is the topic of the day with an informative speech by Sanjay Deo, President of 24By7Security, Inc. This had originally been published on invincea.com which has since been shut down after being acquired.

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September 2016 - Security and privacy implications of telemedicine

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

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June 2016 - Why Doctors and Hospitals need an incident response plan

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

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March 2016 - Five Steps to HIPAA Compliance for a doctor's office

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

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January 2016 - 24By7Security, Inc. and HIPAA-HITECH-SOLUTIONS, Inc merge

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

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December 2015 - Board of Directors of SFISSA

Michael R. Brown has been elected the Vice President of the Board of Directors of SFISSA – South Florida Information Systems Security Association. Read more

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October 2015 - The new assassins - Murder by Keyboard

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.

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July 2015 - CIO Roundtable

Sanjay Deo speaks at the CIO Roundtable organized by the South Florida Business Journal. Read more

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May 2015 - Incident Response (security breach)

ISACA South Florida Annual General Meeting was held with Sanjay Deo speaking on the topic of incident response to a security breach. Read more

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May 2015 - Cybersecurity Impact on Corporate America

Sanjay Deo moderated a panel discussion at the CIO Council quarterly roundtable – Cybersecurity Impact on Corporate America. Read more

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March 2015 - HCISPP

Sanjay Deo, Founder and President of 24By7Security, Inc. was awarded the Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner designation. Read more

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March 2015 - Cybersecurity - General Audit Management IIA conference

Sanjay Deo speaks on Cybersecurity at the General Audit Management conference hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors in Las Vegas. Read more

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October 2014 - Healthcare Cyber Security Summit

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

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August 2013 - Battle Hack in tech hub Miami

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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