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Coronavirus turns up the heat on cybersecurity projects

Cybersecurity projects – even important ones – often languish, due to budget constraints, scarce resources or simply because they’re just lower priority in the long list of things that need to be done. But for all the havoc it’s wreaked, the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many of these initiatives to the forefront where they’re gaining…

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.…

Coronavirus news being used to sneak malware past AV programs

In an effort to make malware appear legitimate and help it sneak past security software, groups using two well-known trojans are inserting news text from Coronavirus stories into their file descriptions. Padding malware with fake news is not new but Bleeping Computer has found Trickbot and Emotet now being used in conjunction with stories associated…

VPNs: Not a cybersecurity slam dunk for telecommuters in the age of COVID-19

CISOs and cybersecurity teams around the world are watching their threat surface multiply as millions of staffers find themselves working from home for the first time in order to help constrain the spread of Coronavirus. The removal of these people from the safe and controlled working environment found in their offices and tossing them into…

ETSI OSM replaces live hackfest with virtual event

ETSI OSM successfully dodged the Coronavirus outbreak hosting a virtual hacking conference that was originally scheduled to take place in Madrid. ETSI OSM, an open source management and orchestration group, cancelled its hackfest that was originally scheduled for March 9-12 opting instead to host it online due to Coronavirus fears. The organization was able to…

Cybersecurity executive changes

March 16 , 2020(ISC)² has initiated a search to replace the organization’s current CEO David Shearer who will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2020. Shearer led (ISC)² since 2015 and under his leadeship, the association grew to 153,000 certified members and associates in 175 countries. The search for a replacement…

Fed report castigates U.S. ability to fend off a cyberattack, suggests major reforms

Fed report castigates U.S. ability to fend off a cyberattack, suggests major reforms The Cyberspace Solarium Commission issued a 182-page report stating the United States in dangerously insecure when it comes to defending itself from a cyberattack and offered a litany of recommendations to shore up the nation’s defenses. The Commission, headed by Sens. Angus…

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