A cold storage firm that was reportedly in talks to help in the effort to distribute COVID-19 vaccines filed a Securities and Exchange Commission document on Monday saying that it's dealing with a cybersecurity incident that affected its network.
With the escalation of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain partners need to strengthen their security controls and defenses, say Vishwas Gadgil of pharmaceutical firm Merck and Ed Gaudet of the consultancy Censinet. They describe updated guidance on the subject.
A House of Representatives staff report concludes that existing technology and infrastructure could be used to allow lawmakers to securely cast their votes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some Republicans question whether remote voting is, indeed, feasible.
Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
As the healthcare sector prepares for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, intensifying the attention to supply chain cybersecurity is critical, says Michael McNeil, senior vice president and CISO of McKesson Corp., which distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
More than half of security professionals working in the healthcare industry say their teams are prepared to enable extended care and IT availability to staff to meet the crisis of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yet, 71% of these same security professionals report difficulties in scaling out or extending...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation fines that have finally been imposed on Marriott and BA over serious data breaches each suffered. Also featured: Regional digital fraud trends, and a look at the CISO role and its responsibilities.
The shift to remote work has enabled continuity of government during these challenging times but also has expanded the cybersecurity threat surface that federal IT and infosec professionals must monitor and protect. According to a recent SAIC survey, 82% of the federal executives polled expect telework to continue...
In September and October, 2020 AV-TEST performed a review of comparable security offerings from Akamai, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Netskope, Cisco, and Zscaler.
The test was commissioned by Cisco to determine how well vendors protected remote workers against malware, phishing sites, and malicious websites. A...
The unprecedented level of cybersecurity risk today extends far beyond the four walls of the enterprise. There is no longer any difference between personal and corporate protection when it comes to members of the executive team and board. High-level individuals now have a single, unified digital life, and senior...
The U.K. NCSC responded to over 700 cyber incidents over a 12-month period, 200 of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the cyber agency's annual report. NCSC also notes that's it's preparing to step-up its response to cyber incidents involving the NHS and vaccine development.
Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8 million was just 20% of the penalty initially proposed by the U.K.'s privacy watchdog, owing in part to COVID-19's ongoing impact.
Dave Snyder of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has been in security leadership long enough to know: It's not about whether you have a technology foundation or lean more toward leadership. It's about having both, and about being a security evangelist, too.