About 25,000 email addresses and passwords that are apparently for staff at the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other organizations have been dumped online, according to the Washington Post.
People are the weakest link in your security posture.
Naturally, people are trusting. That trust can be abused- allowing for the wrong links to be clicked, malware to be installed and sensitive data to be leaked. With today's changing landscape including accommodating the remote worker, IoT everywhere and using a...
Any and every one is a target for nation-state grade cyber-attacks, especially during a global crisis. During times of crisis there is a shift in focus which allows cyber-attacks to grow and intensify, and a large portion of them are nation-state grade. The private and financial sectors have always been a target for...
As COVID-19 spread in the spring of 2020, organizations around the world have scrambled to enable a remote workforce, acting in "firefighting" mode and laser-focused on business continuity. But as the new normal settles in, digital transformation is rising as a critical - if altered - priority, and security teams need...
Alongside the sad and vast expense of legitimate claims, it is an unfortunate fact that in times of economic hardship, people have a history of taking any opportunity to exploit financial institutions for ill-gotten gain.
All contact-tracing apps for combating COVID-19 must be developed in an open and transparent manner, remain voluntary, be based on Bluetooth, and allow users to opt in, or else they risk making the global pandemic even worse, 200 of the world's leading scientists and researchers have warned.
The U.S. Treasury Department is anticipating fraud as the IRS distributes about $300 billion in direct cash payments to Americans to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian-speaking fraudsters already appear to be trying to game the IRS's online systems, one security expert notes.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier the year, the FBI has seen an increase in nation-state hackers targeting U.S. medical research facilities and healthcare organizations conducting research into the virus.
With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world. Security experts offer tips on mitigating the risks involved.
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.
One measure of the popularity of the Zoom teleconferencing software: Cybercrime forums are listing an increasing number of stolen accounts for sale, which attackers could use to "Zoom bomb" calls and push malicious files to meeting participants. Security experts describe essential defenses.
The remote workforce, connected devices, business resiliency - these are new concepts for many midmarket organizations now coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Kristin Judge of the Cybercrime Support Network discusses cybersecurity resources available to guide small and midsized entities.
Can you "big tech" a way out of a pandemic? Many governments around the world are trying, and Australia is joining the herd with a contact tracing app. But Australia has a splotchy record of large government tech projects, including in health, that may result in low voluntary adoption of an app.
Connected medical devices are now an integral part of modern healthcare - from pacemakers and insulin pumps to wearable monitoring devices. However, persistent and unmitigated vulnerabilities in the medical device hardware, networks and applications are putting intellectual property, personal data and patient safety...