New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) ordered hotels and short-term rentals to deny rooms to travelers from a list of 31 states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands unless they fill out a questionnaire.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an update to its Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance. Version 4.0 provides guidance on how jurisdictions and critical infrastructure owners can use the list to assist in prioritizing the ability of essential workers to work safely while supporting ongoing infrastructure operations across the nation.
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).
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the first airport test site for a new autonomous robot that disinfects using ultraviolet technology. The robot is the latest in a series of tools the Airport has tested as it explores ways to effectively and efficiently fight COVID-19 as part of its Fly Safe. Fly Ford. education campaign.
Contact tracing for COVID-19 is critical to returning our nation to some semblance of normalcy, but we are far from a consensus on what effective, secure, cost-feasible and scalable contact tracing looks like. There are several documented, meaningful automated contact tracing efforts across the globe - not to mention more than 150 apps and initiatives in various stages of development. Getting contact tracing off the ground in the US is fraught with obstacles that are formidable, but not insurmountable. Among the thorniest is data privacy: if we can’t convince citizens that it’s safe and non-invasive to share information about who they’ve been in touch with, contact tracing will fail.
Over the past few months, millions of workers have turned their homes into their new, remote office, including state government employees, which brought a host of risks through use of unsecured Wi-Fi and poor access controls. This shift toward home as well as the underlying panic brought on by COVID-19 altered hackers’ focus and targets aimed at the remote worker. Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) preparing their companies for this change require time, training for employees and the right technology, as well as increased cooperation between the security teams and IT/network operations groups.
When it comes to PKI, leaders have two options: build it or move it to the cloud. PKI as-a-Service (PKIaaS) platforms are becoming a popular investment choice that provide all the benefits of a privately rooted PKI, but without the cost and complexity of running it in-house. PKIaaS providers can deliver a much more effective, and ultimately more secure, PKI than most enterprises can achieve on their own. Regardless of whether the choice is to build or buy, teams must consider six key requirements to ensure in-house or out-sourced PKI success – and digital identity security.