One of many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in cybersecurity risks and in the complexity of implementing effective security to protect organizational information and computing infrastructure. As with pre-COVID security threats, well-proven cybersecurity strategies based on user and device authentication remain effective, and they now are more important than ever.
An online site used to book COVID-19 vaccines in the London area was attacked by bots, as thousands attempted to register for their vaccine appointments. According to the London Free Press, just before 10:15 a.m., the Middlesex-London Health Unit tweeted the booking system had experienced challenges. “We have addressed the issues and will continue to monitor the booking system closely,” the organization claimed.
The COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial run by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group clinical teams needed tight security surrounding the facility to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of staff and assets.
According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence. But they're not the only ones either. There are reports of increased domestic violence and workplace violence around the world as a result of lockdowns from the pandemic, increased stress levels and a lower threshold for confrontation.
The education space has become a major target for cybercriminals. In fact, CISA and the FBI recently issued a joint statement warning K-12 schools of worsening dangers in 2021 after a recent 57% spike ransomware attacks in the sector. So, how can teachers and students stay safe? Here, we speak with Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) about how educators and K-12 cybersecurity leaders can better protect students’ privacy during distance learning sessions.
Videoconferencing has been around for a surprisingly long time. In fact, the first call involving both audio and video links has been traced all the way back to 1927 in a call that took place between officials in Washington, DC and the president of AT&T in New York. Although it was laughably primitive by current standards, electronic conferencing technology has never stopped growing in either refinement or use.
When RESA Power, based in Houston, first starting sending staff to local COVID-19 testing centers, results were slow and were causing disruptions to business continuity. The company decided to take matters into its own hands, working with a mail-in testing facility that would turn around results quickly and populate those results in a real-time dashboard for comparison.
Metro Transit, the transit agency that serves southwestern Illinois and eastern Missouri, is deploying a fogging device with antimicrobial technology to reduce the spread of bacteria, viruses and other germs on its transit systems. Crews will use the device to create a protective barrier on surfaces that lasts for 30 days.