As some cities and states recruit retired healthcare professionals, new medical school graduates and clinicians from other regions to assist in their COVID-19 responses, it's critical to ensure these workers understand the importance of protecting patient information, says privacy attorney Iliana Peters.
Washington state was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., and Cris Ewell was at the heart of the crisis as CISO of UW Medicine. He shares his insights and lessons learned from supporting caregivers and a remote workforce during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we live and work - for now. But will some of these changes last beyond the crisis? If so, what impact can we expect on cybersecurity and privacy? Thought leaders Edna Conway of Microsoft, Michelle Dennedy of DrumWave and Wendy Nather of Cisco share their views.
Australia is investigating how it can leverage data to slow the spread of COVID-19. This raises myriad privacy and security questions, including whether the public would embrace such a system and how long it should be in place.
What are some of the critical considerations for aligning strong security controls with the workflow needs of clinicians? Omar Khawaja, CISO of Highmark Health, which includes health plans and a healthcare delivery system, discusses key issues.
Identity and access management for the workforce? Cybersecurity leaders are all over that. But what about customer IAM? There's plenty of room to grow there, judging by Dallas roundtable discussion featuring Richard Bird of Ping Identity and Gray Mitchell of IDMWORKS.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns. Despite some gangs claiming to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, experts have seen "no abatement, empathy or free decryptor" from any of them.
Researchers at Boston University have written a research paper that proposes creating a smartphone app that uses short-range transmission technologies that can inform users if they have been in close proximity to a person infected with COVID-19 - while maintaining privacy.
As healthcare organizations across the U.S. respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the list of security and privacy challenges CISOs face continues to grow. Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health, provides an update on the changing risk management landscape.
Zoom, responding to research that highlighted encryption and infrastructure shortcomings in its audio and video conferencing software, has promised to further revamp its security controls. With COVID-19 driving a surge in working from home, researchers have been closely reviewing the security of such software.
A security researcher found 10 flaws within HP's Software Assistant Tool, which is installed across HP's desktop and laptop computers. Bill Demirkapi, who found the flaws, says the software is risky because only seven of the flaws have been patched by HP.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing large portions of the workforce to shift to telework, CISOs need to rethink corporate policies on the use of video conferencing platforms and other communications tools, says NIST's Jeff Greene, who offers risk mitigation advice.
Healthcare professionals are on the front line in the war against COVID-19, and cybersecurity leaders bear unique pressure to support and secure their efforts. But amid this crisis, Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, also sees tremendous strides in telehealth delivery.
What missteps led to hackers stealing details on 145 million Americans from Equifax in 2017? The answer to that question can be found in numerous reports and a Justice Department indictment. Security researcher Adrian Sanabria says they're essential reading for anyone responsible for cybersecurity defenses.