The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has challenged our global society in many ways. It is truly a unique and unprecedented situation of our time, which requires communities around the world to come together to defeat the virus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment in which malicious cyber actors thrive. They are exploiting today’s uncertainty and anxiety through ransomware attacks, phishing campaigns, social engineering and financially-motivated scams. Although we are living in unprecedented times, the cyber threats we face and the malicious actors we defend against are not new. But the globe’s singular focus on COVID-19 may make us the proverbial fish in a barrel for bad actors.
While employees are the key to identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities quickly, many companies have failed to create a welcoming environment for whistleblowers. During COVID-19, how can you safely blow the whistle?
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a guide, Critical Infrastructure Operations Centers and Control Rooms Guide for Pandemic Response, geared towards all 16 critical infrastructure sectors.
As Director of Security & Emergency Preparedness, Pandemic Continuity Response Coordinator for Texas Biomedical Research Institute, how is Mark A. Hammargren, CPP®, securing people, assets and facilities, in order to allow researchers at the Institute to develop animal models, study the coronavirus and examine potential diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to combat COVID-19?