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.
Many criminals are continuing to tap cybercrime platforms and services to make it easier to earn an illicit paycheck, sometimes by combining tools, such as Emotet, Ryuk and TrickBot. This "loader-ransomware-banker trifecta has wreaked havoc" in recent years, says security firm Intel 471.
A global health crisis. A remote workforce. Economic uncertainty. These are key ingredients to fuel the insider threat. Randy Trzeciak of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University offers tips for monitoring risky behavior and creating positive incentives to reduce risk.
TikTok, a video-sharing service, has been delivering video and other media without TLS/SSL encryption, which means it may be possible for someone to tamper with content, researchers say. That could be especially damaging in the current pandemic environment, where misinformation and confusion abounds.
Using location data to warn people who have come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 holds promise to stem the deadly pandemic. But with that comes privacy concerns. Cryptologist Vanessa Teague breaks down risks and solutions.
Microsoft issued patches for three zero-day vulnerabilities as part of its most recent Patch Tuesday update. The software giant had previously warned users about two vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library that were being exploited in the wild.
A month-plus into pandemic response, what have enterprises learned from deploying and securing a nearly fully-remote workforce? Thomas Bieser of Okta shares lessons and the benefits of accessing critical apps and tools via the cloud.
In January, hackers reportedly compromised portions of the New York state government's computer network by taking advantage of an unpatched vulnerability in Citrix enterprise software. Although state officials say no data was compromised, the attack reportedly disabled some state agency information systems.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, venture capitalist Hank Thomas helped launch SCVX, a cybersecurity-focused special purpose acquisition company. Post-pandemic, Thomas sees a bright future in filling what he sees as the market need for a scalable, integrated platform.
Fraudsters waging business email compromise schemes are attempting to steal money from state agencies and healthcare providers that are buying medical equipment and supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI warns.