Cybercriminals, likely backed by nation-states, are expanding global spear-phishing campaigns targeting the COVID-19 vaccine "cold chain" in an attempt to steal credentials so they can gain "privileged insight" into sensitive information, IBM Security X Force says in an updated report.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, 2020 will be widely regarded as the year that work moved home. In reality, it was the year work moved to the cloud and everywhere in between. As a result, endpoint management and endpoint security are now the cornerstones of effective protection and the foundation for the next generation...
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
The rush to operationalize remote work did not afford the time to conduct the usual level of due diligence associated with a range of issues such as scaling VPN infrastructure, tightening access/authentication policies and process and vetting personal devices not configured to corporate standards.
Organisations are embracing the work from home reality by accelerating their digital transformation initiatives and shift to the cloud. To empower their remote workforce and improve business efficiencies, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are helping organisations deliver rapid time to value and enhance user...
2020 was a culmination of market shifts that has become a catalyst for the adoption of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)—from work from home to the implementation of a zero-trust strategy.
In a new survey from Omada and Enterprise Strategy Group, 93% of your peers agree that the COVID-19 outbreak has...
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
U.S. public schools faced a record number of cyber incidents in 2020, with over 400 attacks reported. This led to a spike in school cancellations, as IT staff members struggled to get systems back online while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.
With the explosion of remote business, we are now digitizing many of our documents and processes. Entrust’s Jay Schiavo explains what new mindset this shift requires, what’s needed to ensure document authenticity and integrity.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features cybercrime deterrence lessons learned from the disruption of the Emotet botnet operation. Also featured: An update on attacks tied to Microsoft Exchange flaw exploits; a discussion of the need to update business continuity plans.
The 2021 PwC Global Digital Trust Insights survey shows 96% of businesses will adjust their cybersecurity strategies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Nocera and Vikas Agarwal of PwC offer an analysis.
COVID-19 infection rates are down from their record highs, and vaccination numbers grow each day. Are we rounding the corner in this pandemic battle? Keep an eye on the virus variants, says pandemic expert Regina Phelps. We may be on the cusp of yet another surge.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of key takeaways from the breaches tied to flaws in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. Also featured: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi on transforming supply chain security, plus an analysis of how "work from anywhere" is affecting cybersecurity.
Achieving Resilience in Your Distributed Workforce Environment During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations across the world to transition their workforce to a remote work environment overnight, disrupting processes and workflows and creating chaos in a time where clarity and...
The pivot to working from home (WFH) proved that enterprise IT organizations could do the unimaginable – and do it quickly and well. Once you realize you can move all your users to WFH in days instead of years, you start to wonder what else you can do quickly.
What digital transformation projects, long considered...