A lawsuit filed against a small Georgia hospital by four of its nurses who allege the facility "schemed to manufacture false negative COVID-19 test results" for several patients who previously tested positive is shining a light on delicate issues involving whistleblowers and the privacy of patient records.
Four recent cybersecurity incidents that may have involved ransomware demonstrate the ongoing threats facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also serve as a warning that extra watchfulness is needed as physicians reopen their clinics.
As a result of the rapid move to a remote workforce, now is a golden opportunity to refine cybersecurity approaches - especially for the cloud, says Christian Toon, CISO at the international law firm, Pinsent Masons.
Zoom will begin beta testing an end-to-end encryption feature in July that it plans to make available at no charge to all who use the paid or free version of its teleconference platform. It's also rolling out other new security features.
Organizations deploying deception technology must make sure to integrate it with other technologies to reap the full benefits of intrusion alerts, says Anuj Tewari, global CISO at IT Services HCL Technologies.
The surge in phishing campaigns and other types of fraud using COVID-19 themes has diminished in recent weeks, according to the Microsoft Threat Protection Intelligence Team, which asserts in a new report that such campaigns were never a dominant threat.
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says U.K. cybercrime expert Andrew Gould, who implores organizations to report these incidents to authorities.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses recent research on the cyberthreats in multicloud environments and how to mitigate them. Also featured: A ransomware risk management update; tips on disaster planning.
Britain's failure to contain COVID-19 - despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson promising a "world-beating" effort - now includes a failed digital contact-tracing app. A new version, built to work with Apple and Google APIs, may be released by winter. Really, what's the rush?
U.S. financial institutions are vulnerable to a new array of attacks from cybercriminals and nation-state hackers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts told a Congressional panel at a virtual hearing.
Despite the rapid shift to a work-from-home environment, business continuity and resiliency thrived. Does this mean security teams were focused on the right risks all along? Perhaps in part, but gaps still need to be addressed, says Quentyn Taylor, director of information security for EMEA at Canon.
As healthcare organizations seek out recovered COVID-19 patients for potential donations of blood plasma containing virus antibodies to help treat other patients, they need to ensure these outreach activities comply with HIPAA privacy regulations, according to new federal guidance.
Why do so many enterprises remain chained to outdated and vulnerable identity and access management technologies - legacy systems that rely on passwords, eat budgets and kill productivity? Baber Amin of Ping Identity and Ramnath Krishnamurthi of LikeMinds Consulting preview a new virtual roundtable on Modernizing IAM.
Temperatures (and tempers) are rising, and nations and states alike are starting to relax their COVID-19 restrictions. But pandemic expert Regina Phelps says it's too early to be celebrating victory and reopening offices because the first wave of the virus has yet to end.