Is your organization prepared to ensure operations and core business functions during Coronavirus? Here, we cover threats that Coronavirus poses to business continuity and solutions to minimize disruption.
The impact of the Coronavirus continues to change the way many organizations handle their day to day operations. One of the most jarring changes is a shift to remote work. What are some of the challenges, solutions and precautions enterprises should be aware of with remote or telecommuting employees?
COVID-19 has completely changed our world from six months ago, as we continue to battle the grave health implications, face extended stay at home orders, and grapple with the insurmountable ramifications on our economy. The pandemic has also forever changed the cyber threat landscape, with our workforce becoming more dispersed, and potentially more vulnerable, than ever as organizations switch out of the confines of their offices and move entire data streams to their laptops and home offices. On top of this, Salesforce has announced it is ending its Data Recovery service on July 31st, which is putting all of the data protection responsibilities, and the dire consequences that comes along with it, on the backs of the customer.
As coronavirus cases surge throughout the country, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says the union would support "safety strikes" by teachers if safety measures are not met when schools are set to reopen in the fall.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the addition of two leading cybersecurity experts to support the agency’s COVID-19 response efforts. Josh Corman is joining CISA as a Visiting Researcher, and Rob Arnold will join CISA’s National Risk Management Center as a Senior Cybersecurity and Risk Management Advisor.
A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has launched a new website that provides a range of tools dedicated to assessing and guiding K-12 school reopening plans across the United States, including a School Reopening Policy Tracker that provides real-time analysis of the latest guidance documents from every state.
As the head of information security for a technology company with more than a thousand (now mostly-remote) employees, the COVID-19 pandemic has been — among other adjectives — an educational experience. And while it hasn’t been completely smooth sailing, I believe one of the reasons we were able to transition so quickly to remote work with relatively few hiccups is that we established practices to withstand precisely this type of scenario long before the virus swept through our community.
Counterfeiters do not take time off. At its core, counterfeiting preys upon our vulnerabilities and takes advantage of the average customer at any cost. This is particularly true right now during the coronavirus pandemic, the most inconvenient and vulnerable moment in generations. In the midst of mass shortages and colossal demands for certain products, especially in the health field, the counterfeit community has seen a golden opportunity. Over the past few months, tens of millions of new counterfeit products have been seized or identified on the web. These include fraudulent face masks, ventilators, disinfectants and testing kits.
The National Cyber Security Centre – a part of GCHQ – has announced that Lindy Cameron will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Her role will include overseeing the organization’s response to hundreds of cyber incidents each year, improving the cyber resilience of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, identifying the risks and opportunities for the UK in emerging technologies and leading the NCSC’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Department’s China Working Group. The Group’s purpose is to holistically articulate, prioritize and coordinate the Department’s response to evolving threats to the Homeland posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
ON DEMAND: The purpose of contact tracing is well understood, but there are many misconceptions about how it works, who it should apply to, and how to implement it. This webinar will clarify these issues and will recommend specific capabilities that businesses and government organizations should consider when selecting contact tracing solutions.
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.
Right now, in the pandemic environment, business leaders are balancing internal priorities – managing cost and impacts to productivity – with market and external priorities like government requirements, customer needs, and perceived standards of safety and health. Read More
In this webinar, we intend to share some real stories. What were your challenges? What solutions did you deploy to address these challenges? What were your results? As part of this webinar, we will also discuss business continuity and resilience and how we can continue to plan for residual risk in a changed world. Read More
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. Read More
This month in Security magazine, we examine how physical security leaders are being propelled into a unique position of revenue preservers and risk managers for their businesses. In addition, we profile Scott Ashworth, Director of Security for Atlanta United. Also, security leaders discuss how to develop cybersecurity careers, election security, data protection strategies, measuring and reporting security operations maturity and more!