As Jewish families around the world prepared for the High Holidays last month, the most significant days of the Jewish calendar, synagogues prepared to facilitate services under unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. For those of us that work on providing security for the Jewish community, it would become yet another time of heightened vigilance.
Defending against insider threats is one of the biggest challenges an organization can face, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made detection more challenging as remote employees continue to use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access sensitive company files and information. Here, we talk to Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, to discuss how security teams can use deception technology to detect and prevent insider threat attacks.
Criminals are leveraging elevated interest in COVID-19 to send emails to unsuspecting people to infect computers with ransomware, malware or other computer viruses. And why not? According to Forbes, the COVID-19 crisis has turned the U.S. workforce into a work-from-home army, giving cybercriminals new, less secure, access points for cyber viruses and phishing attacks, revealing vulnerabilities in cybersecurity strategies for the coronavirus crisis. And since there’s a tremendous curiosity for coronavirus information — people are more likely to click without checking the credibility of the source.
One thing has become clear; to abide by the “new normal” restrictions, organizations need to be constantly aware of their environments’ compliance, in real-time. To do that, they need to improve their security and situational awareness, so they can quickly assess evolving situations and respond when violations occur.
With the emergence and continuation of the pandemic, organizations are looking for viable answers to help mitigate the immersion of remote working structures by providing real solutions that will allow organizations to get their hospitals, workforce, manufacturing and educational environments back to some sense of normal.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced at River Springs Elementary School that the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) will purchase and distribute over $33 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to all eighty one public school districts to support efforts to maintain and return to face to face instruction.
Travel has been limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19; however, as restrictions relax and organizations start to return to operations, we’re beginning to see an increase in business travel. In fact, in May, Business Travel News estimated that 31% of travelers expected to start planning business travel within the next month and 50% of meeting planners anticipated resuming meetings from the months of June to September.
When I first entered the security industry, it was in the early 2000s. There was no social media, no iPhones, no podcasts. My first security tradeshow happened to be ISC West. Not only was I overwhelmed by the technology and the learning curve of understanding organizational and enterprise-level risks, mitigation and solutions, but I was struck by the sheer size of the show.
ON DEMAND: The current novel coronavirus (2019nCov) outbreak has been spreading across the globe infecting thousands of people in dozens of countries. This has created anxiety around the globe, affected company supply chains and caused The World Health Organization to enact the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) designation for only the sixth time since 2005.
ON DEMAND: Listen to healthcare security experts as they discuss their journey through the Covid-19 pandemic – from response to recovery, what they saw, and what they learned. This webinar will discuss how these experts reacted to the pandemic, the planning, the changes in their operations and staffing, and dealing with this new unforeseen risk.
ON DEMAND: The insider threat—consisting of scores of different types of crimes and incidents—is a scourge even during the best of times. But the chaos, instability and desperation that characterize crises also catalyze both intentional and unwitting insider attacks. Learn how your workers, contractors, volunteers and partners are exploiting the dislocation caused by today's climate of Coronavirus, unemployment, disinformation and social unrest.
ON DEMAND: IP geolocation data, which maps the IP address of a device connected with the Internet to a geographic location, has been helping inform online business decisions for almost 20 years. Although it is no longer the new kid on the digital block, it has become an ever-more essential tool, addressing more varied business needs and applications than ever before – all arising from the growth of anonymous incoming Internet traffic as well as increased numbers of remote workers. This is driving a need for accurate location insights at organizations around the globe.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.