Despite the need to battle COVID-19, several nations' in-development digital contact-tracing apps are already dogged by security and privacy concerns. Whether enough users will ever trust these apps to make them effective remains a major question. Is it too late to get more projects back on track?
Authorities in the U.S. and U.K. are warning medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and others about "password-spraying campaigns" by advance persistent threat groups seeking to steal COVID-19 research data. Security experts outline defensive steps that organizations can take.
Google and Apple on Monday released privacy and security guidelines for their jointly developed contact-tracing infrastructure. The companies note that apps developed using their APIs can only be developed by or for public health authorities - and solely to collect information to trace COVID-19 infections.
Cloud computing has transformed how we consume and deploy IT solutions. Compute power is rapidly evolving to a utility model,
with shared infrastructure at its core. This shared infrastructure underpinning the cloud revolution has also driven a fundamental
shift in how we design and deploy technology within the data...
Declaring that threats to the United States' power grid are a national emergency, President Donald Trump is taking steps designed to help defend the grid from foreign interference by focusing on the supply chain.
In an apparent attempt to spread TrickBot malware, cybercriminals are sending fake emails designed to look like notifications from the Labor Department concerning changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to IBM X-Force.
Done right, a zero trust architecture can reduce the complexity of one's environment while also improving cybersecurity protection and efficiency. Bob Reny of ForeScout focuses on three critical considerations: visibility, compliance and control.
Technology is no panacea, including for combating COVID-19. While that might sound obvious, it's worth repeating because some governments continue to hype contact-tracing apps. Such apps won't magically identify every potential exposure. But they could make manual contact-tracing programs more effective.
APIs ubiquitous in the enterprise today, being exposed to customers, partners and applications. But because they are relied on so heavily, they also are targeted by cybercriminals.
There are more attacks over APIs than on traditional web channels primarily because it's simply easier to attack these...
As Google and Apple prepare to offer a jointly developed infrastructure for contact-tracing smartphone apps to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, is raising concerns about the risks involved.
Network engineering and operations leaders are looking to replace their traditional
wide-area network (WAN) architectures with software-defined wide-area networks
(SD-WAN) in order to support the ever-increasing traffic demands (and associated
connectivity costs) that come with digital innovation (DI). These...
As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools continues to
increase, distributed organizations with multiple remote offices are switching
from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) architectures. SD-WAN offers faster connectivity, cost savings,...
Customers are turning to the cloud to reduce capital expenses and increase agility
as part of their digital innovation (DI) initiatives. Despite the benefits, cloud migration
results in business-critical data and services being scattered across clouds and data
centers. This leads to an expanded attack surface and a...