After months of social distancing, the coronavirus remains a serious public health challenge. As states across the country devise plans to reopen their local economies, government agencies and private healthcare providers are hungry for reliable data.
As many employees transfer back to a more traditional business setting from remote work environments, adjustments to cybersecurity protocols are going to be necessary. Organizations will need to evaluate any temporary provisions that were put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, including any shortcuts that were taken and processes that were circumvented, and whether such protocols should be reversed or enhanced.
We speak to Saad Gul, Co-Chair of the Poyner Spruill, LLP, privacy and cybersecurity team, and learn about the Lifespan HHS investigation, what it means for data security professionals and why the HSS ruling should be a warning to all companies with HIPPA information.
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of any person who works with or for a foreign government for the purpose of interfering with U.S. elections through certain illegal cyber activities.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $37 million in funding for research and development in artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to handle data and operations at DOE scientific user facilities.
Across industries, organizations seek to embrace Internet of Things (IoT) devices to reduce manual tasks and promote social distancing. However, IoT devices often lack basic security controls which lead to new cybersecurity risks across the IT stack. A comprehensive solution for managing IoT as part of organizations’ growth plans must also incorporate establishing best practices for moving forward securely.
Attackers are looking beyond network systems and devices to target organizations via public-facing platforms and SaaS resources. An effective DRP service will identify threats across an organization’s digital footprint, analyze the credibility of these threats and remediate malicious activity on third-party platforms to minimize system and reputational damage.
Until March, there was a consistent narrative about supply chains and technology. Digitization had, gradually, come some way in the world of logistics. Manufacturers, shipping companies, and retailers — and the many other firms with solutions that represent the connective tissue between them — had been steadily integrating hardware and software technologies that leverage the internet (both “of things” and not).
Altice Europe, a leading player in the convergence between telecom and media in France, services 23 million customers through its SFR division—Société française du radiotelephone—providing voice, video, data, internet telecommunications and professional services to consumers and businesses. The business-to-consumer (B2C) IT division of SFR deploys dozens of major projects each year, including web, front-end, and office applications.