Bolstering Security For Small To Midsize Businesses

Public health isn’t the only thing at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For cybercriminals capitalizing on the chaos, small to midsize businesses, or SMBs, are the perfect gambit: smaller firms are less likely to believe themselves an “attractive” target for cyberattacks, which leads them to slack on cybersecurity protections. It’s easy to be lulled into […]

Cracking Down On COVID Crime

As cyber threats continue to mount in response to the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19, the cybersecurity industry has made it a priority to unite and fight back. To combat hackers bent on taking advantage of society’s fragile state, a group of nearly 400 cybersecurity experts have come together from across the world. The volunteer organization, […]

Avoiding COVID Cybersecurity Scams

Whether trying to reach you through personal or professional channels, scammers are everywhere, and they’re even more keen to strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When causing chaos is the name of the game, an unexpected transition to remote work provides the ideal environment for malicious actors to make an attempt on your information. Just in […]

Healthcare Steps Up Its Cybersecurity

Healthcare Steps Up Its Cybersecurity

Last week, we discussed the tendencies of hackers to strike where they can cause the most chaos, taking advantage of the socioeconomic disruptions caused by COVID-19. This week, we investigate a breach in federal security, and why in today’s world, cybersecurity is more than a precaution. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services faced […]

The Next Stage For Cyber Education

Navigating a world made remote by COVID-19 has brought all sorts of new challenges to light—but amid struggles to adapt and socially distance, there are those determined to make the best of it. Jonathan Slater and Lorna Armitage, industry professionals in the U.K., are taking the opportunity to give homeschooled kids a crash course in […]

Staying Secure With Telemedicine

Practicing safe social distancing? Got a health concern that can’t wait? Telemedicine is on the rise, and with complications abound due to COVID-19, the remote health consultation trend has skyrocketed in popularity. To limit in-person interactions with medical staff and stem the risk of exposure, hospitals, clinics, and other specialized health offices have begun offering […]

VPNs: Know The Risks

If you’ve ever worked from home—aptly coined “telecommuting”—chances are you’ve used a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to connect with your workplace server. VPNs are designed to extend a private network over a public network, making it easy for telecommuters to send and receive data from their home computer without compromising their company server. Now, […]

COVID Cyberattacks Surge

Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect […]

Communication in the Age of COVID-19

As companies transition to uphold social distancing and protect the health and safety of their employees, it may feel difficult to keep lines of communication open and effective. Public health is an ever-evolving condition, and as in all other aspects of cybersecurity, a dynamic situation calls for a dynamic response. This week, we offer tips […]