During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so much of the workforce is working at home, companies need to make sure they conduct audits to ensure appropriate security procedures are in place, says Prasanna Bharatan, global head assurance and risk management at Wockhardt, a global pharmaceutical company.
As manufacturers - including companies such as automakers that do not typically produce healthcare devices - race to help fill medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis, steps must be taken to ensure adequate security testing, says Fairuz Rafique of cybersecurity services firm EmberSec.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
India is modifying its 2020 National Cybersecurity Policy to take into account the shift to teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Lt. Gen. (Retd) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator.
The Bangladesh eGovernment Computer Incident Response Team, or CIRT, is taking several steps to strengthen cybersecurity, including building a sensor network to help enable all banks to share threat intelligence, says Tawhidur Rahman, CIRT's head of digital security and diplomacy.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the rising costs of ransomware attacks and the latest victims. Also featured: An assessment of Australia's new contact-tracing app designed to help battle the spread of COVID-19, and a discussion of applying the "zero trust" model to the remote workforce.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the privacy issues raised by COVID-19 contact-tracing apps. Also featured: An update on efforts to fight fraud tied to economic stimulus payments; John Kindervag on the origins of "zero trust."
Implementing a "zero trust" approach to security boils down to this: "You have to have one entry to access enterprise applications," says Durga Durga Prasad Dube, global CISO at Reliance Industries, an Mumbai-based multinational conglomerate.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a discussion of the potential insider threats posed by the remote workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Also featured: An update on payment fraud shifts and the long-term outlook for the cybersecurity market.
As healthcare organizations navigate the COVID-19 crisis, they should take critical steps to improve their security posture and third-party security risk governance, says consultant Brenda Ferraro, the former CISO at Meritain Health, an Aetna subsidiary.
The ransomware threat has scaled up to match the new remote workforce. But have backup policies and incident recovery procedures improved to keep pace? David Shaw and John Bilotti of Nasuni share tips on ransomware recovery, remote file-sharing and business continuity.
Privileged access management is more critical as a result of the shift to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing movement of applications and data to the cloud, says Dr. Yask Sharma, CISO of a large national critical infrastructure organization in India, who outlines essential PAM components.
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.