The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel new opportunities for cybercriminals, malicious insiders and other adversaries who are posing new security threats to the privacy of patient health data, says attorney Erik Weinick of law firm Otterbourg P.C.
In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organizations of all sizes are rapidly scaling their support for a remote workforce. In addition to the strain this puts on IT support and helpdesk teams, it raises critical operational and security challenges. For most organizations, supporting remote employees isn’t...
The challenge of dealing with cybercrime is complex. Human factors and the human-computer interface are central components of cybersecurity. But because threat actors understand human behavior, they know how to manipulate it to achieve their goals—stealing money and valuable information.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the migration to the cloud for many organizations, and there have also been challenges associated with securing hybrid or multi-cloud environments, according to Omdia Senior Principal Analyst Fernando Montenegro.
There's good news and bad news regarding the current state of COVID-19 and its impact, says Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions Inc. "The rest of the world has moved on, she says, "but … we have a lot more infection and the opportunity for new variants."
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol says. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
The backdrop of this study is: Cloud migration. Remote work. Security at the edge. These are some of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed cybersecurity.
At the same time, data security threats continue to rise. Whether it’s new social engineering attacks or the risk of sensitive data...
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Fifty-three percent of survey respondents say cyberthreats became fiercer during COVID-19, and 17% say the pandemic disrupted their data security initiatives. These are among findings of a new survey sponsored by HelpSystems. Cary Hudgins analyzes the results and discusses how to put them to work.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, healthcare sector entities need to be prepared to deal with potential spillover cyber incidents, says Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, the largest healthcare delivery organization in the state of Delaware. She discusses current cyber challenges.
Pete Barker was a cybersecurity Digital Loss Prevention practitioner before joining SpyCloud as Director of Fraud & Identity. He saw first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on fraud incidents, which are more automated and broadly targeted. He explains how "COVID changed all the rules" and how defenders can raise their game.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
The "weaponization of data" in cyberattacks - where cybercriminals not only deploy ransomware but threaten to release stolen data on the internet - has quickly become one of the biggest threats facing many healthcare sector entities, says Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike.
It is essential that entities across all industries - and especially in healthcare - better prepare every type and level of worker on how to respond to potentially devastating ransomware attacks, says privacy and security attorney Erik Weinick of law firm Otterbourg PC.