The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the cybersecurity challenges posed by the work-at-home shift. Also featured: Tips from NIST on developing remote worker security policies, plus a discussion of the nascent threat of AI meeting assistants.
Australia is investigating how it can leverage data to slow the spread of COVID-19. This raises myriad privacy and security questions, including whether the public would embrace such a system and how long it should be in place.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns. Despite some gangs claiming to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, experts have seen "no abatement, empathy or free decryptor" from any of them.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing large portions of the workforce to shift to telework, CISOs need to rethink corporate policies on the use of video conferencing platforms and other communications tools, says NIST's Jeff Greene, who offers risk mitigation advice.
As April begins, enterprises are starting to re-evaluate their COVID-19 response plans, says crisis management expert Regina Phelps. What are the other pandemic response planning phases we can expect to see as infections spread and quarantines continue?
The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, gives individuals the right to learn about the personal data collected and shared about them over the past 12 months, and requires companies to not only provide timely responses to Data Subject Requests (DSRs), but to also...
As the coronavirus drives a massive upsurge in remote working, a review of remote desktop protocol usage suggests RDP adoption hasn't spiked. But as IT teams rely more heavily on remote access, experts warn that too many RDP systems remain internet-exposed.
Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
More than two dozen healthcare organizations and technology firms have formed a coalition to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using secure information sharing and data analysis. But observers warn the group must devote enough attention to privacy and security issues.
As automobile manufacturers and others rush to shift to production of ventilators and other medical equipment and supplies to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, they must take steps to ensure security, privacy and safety risks are addressed, says technology attorney Steven Teppler.
Traditionally, security teams look to penetration tests and red teaming to test and build confidence in their security programs. These options are often costly, time-consuming, and limited in scope. There is a better way to gain confidence in security models: continuous attack simulations, which automate adversary...
Two employees of security firm Exabeam who attended the recent RSA 2020 conference in San Francisco have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company. The RSA Conference notes that it's not yet clear if the two contracted the coronavirus at the event or at some other time.
Among the many cybersecurity and privacy risks involving the fast evolving global coronavirus outbreak are potential concerns related to the technology assessments during trial or vaccine research, says cyber risk management in global digital health expert Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
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