As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.
Attackers are continuing to use concerns over COVID-19 to distribute ransomware and malware, including for smartphones. The healthcare sector is perhaps at the greatest risk from these attacks because it's serving as the front-line defense against the disease.
With U.S. stock markets suffering their worst day since 1987 on Monday, most technology firms took a hit as Wall Street continues to be rattled by the COVID-19 crisis. Experts predict this will drive fresh waves of consolidation and M&A in the cybersecurity market, as well as growth in hot areas.
It's no exaggeration to say that, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have the largest-ever global remote workforce. And with it comes an expanded attack surface that requires extra attention. Phil Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance shares five tips for securing the remote workforce.
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, public health efforts are being complicated by ransomware attacks continuing to hit healthcare facilities that are not only handling cases but also running frontline virus-testing labs.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors.
Two employees of security firm Exabeam who attended the recent RSA 2020 conference in San Francisco have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company. The RSA Conference notes that it's not yet clear if the two contracted the coronavirus at the event or at some other time.
As COVID-19 spreads, cybercriminals are sending more phishing emails that use the health emergency as a lure, according to security researchers. The European Central Bank is among those issuing warnings.
Wall Street has been hit by the twin threats of the new coronavirus as well as oil prices plummeting, with the Dow dropping 2,000 points on Monday for its worst day in 12 years. Amidst fears that a recession could tank the global economy, some experts still see upsides for the cybersecurity sector.
Among the many cybersecurity and privacy risks involving the fast evolving global coronavirus outbreak are potential concerns related to the technology assessments during trial or vaccine research, says cyber risk management in global digital health expert Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
RSA 2020 touched on a number of topics, including the security of elections and supply chains, plus AI, zero trust and frameworks, among many others. But from sessions on cryptography, to this year's lower attendance, to the antibacterial dispensers dotted around venues, concerns over COVID-19 also dominated.
For the first time since the event was launched 58 years ago, organizers on Thursday cancelled the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference, due to the quickly evolving global coronavirus spread.
So far, there have been 92,000 reported cases of coronavirus globally, with 3,200 deaths. Global markets have been rocked, and major employers are revisiting their plans for staffing, travel and conferences. What do the numbers and trends mean? Pandemic expert Regina Phelps analyzes the latest developments.