As COVID-19 has forced organizations to suddenly halt operations or institute work-from-home initiatives, there is greater opportunity for security incidents and greater data security responsibility with less direct oversight. Remote work poses its own challenges for enterprise risk managers, as well, such as addressing evolving vulnerabilities and threats unique to new environments. One area that will need to be monitored now more than ever is that of the insider threat, argue many enterprise security leaders.
Holly Walters has been promoted to Chief Information Officer and Group Vice President of Information Systems for Toyota Motor North America. In her new role, Walters will oversee the company’s information systems, solutions and technology.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Attorney William M. McSwain warned the community about the potential for hackers to invade and disrupt videoconference meetings that are taking place as Americans use video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to conduct online meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FBI Charlotte, N.C. office is warning social media users to pay close attention to the information they share online. A number of trending social media topics seem like fun games, but can reveal answers to very common password retrieval security questions, says the FBI, as fraudsters can leverage this personal information to reset account passwords and gain access to once-protected data and accounts.
Google says that Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing emails per day. Now, Google is seeing 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19. This is in addition to more than 240 million COVID-related daily spam messages.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, there are more Americans conducting life online than ever before – over 70 percent are teleworking, and of that, 34 percent have been granted telework options who would otherwise not have had them – but 62 percent have signed up for new tools and platforms to work, study or play.