Organizations face many threats to their data systems and information. Knowing all of the fundamental elements to cyber safety is the first step to fulfilling these threats.
The reach of cyber protection is broad. The core regions are explained below, and some other fantastic cyber security plan must take all of them into consideration.
In late February 2020, news broke in the United States that the once faraway threat of a “novel coronavirus” had spread to U.S. soil. As COVID-19 case numbers in major cities grew, stay-at-home orders were put in place, businesses closed, restaurants shifted to take-out only, and retailers adopted curbside service. All of this took place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, however, hospitals remained open — accepting new patients at the direction of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and working diligently to adhere to new safety guidelines. During virus, or any pandemic outbreaks, we are acutely reminded of our essential frontline healthcare workers, the critical need to enhance their overall safety, security, and to be as efficient as possible when communicating vital information.
Integrated into one of the most complex industries, blockchain technology can help legislation catch up with the exciting developments in cannabis medicine. At the same time, implementing blockchain in pharmacies can help provide patients with a wider variety of treatment options. In a fast-paced industry, where innovation drives growth, blockchain is the next step in encouraging access and security for cannabinoid-based medicine.
The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented chain reaction of border closures around the world. This truly is an extraordinary situation, and many countries have also grappled with lack of information, resources and coordination between relevant agents and authorities. These operational issues have raised questions globally about whether border controls are effective in containing such outbreaks, how prepared border agencies were for the emergency and what this will mean for border management in a post-pandemic world.
Surveillance testing for COVID-19 began Sept. 2 at Binghamton University in New York. The testing will be conducted throughout the semester and will look at samples of the campus population to try to identify problem areas or potential hot spots for virus spread.
The pandemic has redefined what it means to be a resilient business, especially when it comes to retail. “Essential” businesses that have remained open, such as supermarkets or pharmacies, have had to figure out how to operate safely in this new world. No matter the type of retailer, the importance of cybersecurity hasn’t gone away. If anything, it becomes more important as a cyber disruption could be the fatal final straw for a business looking for a smooth return to operations and maintain its brand image and reputation.
Claroty researchers have uncovered six critical vulnerabilities in third-party license management components, which could expose operational technology (OT) environments (hardware and software components) across numerous industries to exploits via cyberattacks.
COVID-19 has slowed the adoption of many technologies, as budgets require organizations to reconsider business priorities. However, a new poll from Deloitte shows that for organizations shifting to a security-centric business model, zero trust may be even more of a priority than before.
The 2020 Penetration Risk Report also says cloud environments are most vulnerable to two types of attacks and medium-sized enterprises are the slowest to improve network security.
(ISC)², a nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals, unveiled the agenda for its 10th annual Security Congress, which will take place virtually November 16-18, 2020.
In the 19 years that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have seen significant increases in counterterrorism security in public venues, including more security guards, closed-circuit TV cameras, metal detectors and bag checks. A study by the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) finds out that people are still willing to pay more for increased security at public venues almost two decades later.
The Human Trafficking Institute rolled out the 2019 State Summaries, which provide an overview of federal human trafficking cases in all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. While the number of forced labor cases has remained steady for a few years, the number of criminal sex trafficking cases as a nation has trended down since 2017.
Coalition announced the results of its H1 2020 Cyber Insurance Claims Report, which explores top cybersecurity trends and threats facing organizations today, in addition to data showing the impact of COVID-19 on cyber insurance claims.
Executive search and consulting firm Raines International launched its Security Officers Practice, co-developed with The Lake Forest Group, a security services firm specializing in all aspects of security, safety, and compliance.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded the nation's largest statewide public transportation system NJ Transit more than two million dollars in grant money for security cameras and related equipment at dozens of locations.
With a massive shift to working from home, the FBI and CISA warns of a surge in voice phishing or vishing campaigns targeting corporate VPNs.
A new study by Nuspire outlines new cybercriminal activity and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
According to new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics, workforce drug positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased in urine drug tests, climbing to the highest level since 2003. Marijuana positivity climbed by double digits across nearly all employee testing categories, while opiate and heroin positivity declined. Analysis of more than nine million workplace drug test results showed cocaine and methamphetamine positivity surges in Midwest.
Freepik Company, a graphics resources company headquartered in Europe, recently notified approximately 8.3 million users of a security breach affecting two of its brands Freepik and Flaticon.
The South African government published a draft code of good practice on the prevention and elimination of violence and harassment in the workplace and covers a number of areas including sexual harassment and online bullying. The code applies to all business sectors both public and private across across the country.
The Transportation Security Administration collected more than $925,000 in unclaimed money left behind at airport security checkpoints. The top three airports where passengers left their money were JFK, SFO and MIA.
In a new study published by AdvisorSmith, it found that among the top 25 highest paying jobs for bachelor degree holders, number 18 on the list was Security Analysts. The study also found that information security analysts earned an annual median salary of $99,730.
After reports of increased death rates nationwide due to drug overdoses, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill this week to allow commercial businesses, including hotels and restaurants, to be able to administer opioid antidotes to customers without fear of lawsuits.