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As unemployment claims soar, cyber workforce remains strong

Of the nearly 10 million Americans who recently have filed for unemployment insurance – 6.6 million this week and 3.3 million the week before – as the coronavirus pandemics shut down businesses and the economy, the cybersecurity workforce seemingly has been spared. But experts warned that widespread layoffs in the future could leave organizations vulnerable.…
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Coalition of nonprofits push to secure remote workforce

While work from home (WFH) ostensibly protects workers safe from COVID-19, it has exposed them and their companies to a bevy of cybersecurity risks – now a coalition of 13 nonprofit organizations are offering if not a cure, then a treatment, through a Work From Home. Secure Your Business campaign. The campaign focuses on common…
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SC Media’s complete coverage: Threat and Preparation

The novel coronavirus is challenging organizations on all fronts. Leaders must contend not only with cyberattackers leveraging COVID-19, but also employee, customer and partner concerns, and business continuity and risk management planning. Visit this page for ongoing updates to coverage from SC Media and other CyberRisk Alliance affiliates — including news analysis, business guidance and insights…
Coronavirus, IoT, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Work from home survey finds major security lapses as workers share devices, reuse passwords

Stay-at-home workers are threatening corporate IT security with 93 percent of them admitting they reuse passwords and 29 percent allowing other family members to use their company-issued devices for homework and online entertainment, according to a report from CyberArk. In a late April 2020 survey of 3,000 remote office workers and IT professionals in the…
Coronavirus, Finance, Risk Management, Security News

Financial institutions likely to doubledown on security spending

Prior to the pandemic, financial institutions spent an average $2,700 on cybersecurity per full-time employee, up from $2,300 the previous year. COVID-19 now drives the need for companies to doubledown on cybersecurity going forward, according to a study from Deloitte’s cyber risk and strategic risk services group in conjunction with the Financial Services Information Sharing…
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COVID-19 has changed business, but threat actors and tools remain strangely familiar

The coronavirus pandemic has forced massive changes upon businesses, but the overall cyber threat landscape remains relatively stable, according to researchers at FireEye. Yes, malicious actors are now leveraging global fears to create phishing schemes built around COVID-19. But the main threat actors are still the same and their methodologies, offensive weapons and goals remain…
APTs/cyberespionage, Coronavirus, Security News

FBI, CISA warn China targeting orgs conducting Covid-19-related vaccine, treatment research

China is looking to lift American research on coronavirus vaccines and treatments through cyberattacks, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned health care, pharmaceutical, and research sectors working on COVID-19 response. “China’s efforts to target these sectors pose a significant threat to our nation’s response to COVID-19,” the alert said.  The…
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Cybersecurity super group swoops in to fight COVID-19 related hacks

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and, with apologies to Jim Croce, you don’t mess around with medical and healthcare organizations battling the coronavirus pandemic, or you’ll face the full force of the COVID-19 CTI League, a group of…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Government, Health Care, Ransomware, Security News

Execs, dignitaries call on nations to help end cyberattacks on health care orgs

The CyberPeace Institute and dozens of international leaders and dignitaries on Tuesday collectively urged the world’s governments in an open letter to help put an end to cyberattacks on hospitals and health care institutions that are already under the incredible strain of combatting the Covid-19 pandemic. “Over the past weeks, we have witnessed attacks that…
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Cut costs while bolstering cybersecurity during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic may have driven cybersecurity investments up – and bottom lines down – as businesses struggle to adapt to new operating realities and close security gaps, but savvy organizations can still cut costs while boosting security.   Many companies may have already put projects on the chopping block and pared back headcounts in…
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