Cybercriminals, and perhaps nation-state hackers, that are attempting to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic are now turning their attention to mobile devices to spread malware, including spyware and ransomware, security researchers warn.
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.
It's no exaggeration to say that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have the largest-ever global remote workforce. And with it comes an expanded attack surface that requires extra attention. Phil Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance shares five tips for securing the remote workforce.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation that bans telecommunication firms from using federal funds to buy equipment from companies that are deemed a "national security threat" and provides funding for "rip and replace." The measure takes aim at Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE.
To help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, healthcare providers are examining how to implement or expand the use of telehealth services to remotely evaluate and care for patients. But these providers need to carefully consider privacy and security issues as they work to quickly offer these services.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the developing definition of "Insider Risk." Plus, Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff on U.S. 5G rollout plans; Cloud Security Alliance on containers and microservices.
In response to White House warnings that 5G infrastructure equipment built by Huawei could be subverted by China to conduct espionage, Andy Purdy of Huawei Technologies USA says his company has pledged full transparency and urges competitors to follow suit.
Amazon's Ring is mandating the use of two-factor authentication for all users, a move designed to help stop creepy takeovers of the web-connected home security cameras. A passcode will be sent to a user's email address or by SMS.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed new charges against Huawei and several of its subsidiaries, plus its CFO, accusing them of engaging in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from American companies.
As the U.S. ramps up pressure on its allies to ban equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei from their 5G networks, U.S. officials now say they have evidence that the firm has created a backdoor that allows it to access mobile phone networks around the world, the Wall Street Journal reports.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says the United States and its allies should take a "controlling stake" in Huawei's chief competitors, Findland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, to help make them more viable and improve the security of emerging 5G networks.
A Federal Communications Commission investigation found that one or more U.S. wireless carriers violated federal law by selling consumer location data to third parties, according to a letter FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent to congressional lawmakers.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the ramifications of the U.K's decision to allow limited use of Huawei's equipment in 5G networks. Plus: Updates on Wawa's stolen card data offered for sale and nascent security threats from social networks and drones.
Will Britain's Huawei decision serve as a blueprint for other nations' 5G infrastructure rollouts? High-risk vendors, including Huawei, won't be allowed anywhere near that nation's most sensitive networks, British officials say. But the risks go beyond the threat of espionage.