March 18, 2021

5 minutes with Kelvin Coleman – Remote learning and data privacy issues

Security Magazine, March 18, 2021
The education space has become a major target for cybercriminals. In fact, CISA and the FBI recently issued a joint statement warning K-12 schools of worsening dangers in 2021 after a recent 57% spike ransomware attacks in the sector. So, how can teachers and students stay safe? Here, we speak with Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) about how educators and K-12 cybersecurity leaders can better protect students’ privacy during distance learning sessions.

March 16, 2021

Exchange Hacks: How Will the Biden Administration Respond?

Government Info Security , March 16, 2021
As the Biden administration makes final preparations over the next several weeks to respond to the attacks that targeted SolarWinds last year, the White House finds itself confronted by a second major cyberthreat: the hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers throughout the U.S.

March 12, 2021

Keeping Your Data Safe In The Remote Work Era

Above the Law, March 12, 2021
As the world lives life online more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic, data privacy becomes an ever-more-serious concern.
Above the Law recently connected with Kelvin Coleman, the executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, to gain his insight into the many issues surrounding data security and privacy.

March 10, 2021

Patching, with special attention to Hafnium and the rest. Responding to the SolarWinds incident. Hactivists don’t like cameras. Dragnet in the Low Countries.

Cyberwire Daily Podcast, March 10, 2021
Patch Tuesday was a big one this month. Microsoft Exchange Server remains under active attack in the wild, with new threat actors hopping on the opportunity. Russia denies it had anything to do with the SolarWinds incident and says the kinds of US response that the word on the street tells them are under consideration would be nothing more than international crime. Hacktivists strike a blow against cameras and stuff. Joe Carrigan has thoughts on Google’s plans for third party cookies. Our guest is Kelvin Coleman from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) on how educators can better protect students’ privacy during distance learning sessions. And police in the low countries sweep up more than a hundred cybercrooks.

March 9, 2021

NCSA ON CYBERSECURITY: ‘UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE’

HealthLeaders, March 9, 2021
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been on the front lines of the cyber-assault on businesses, especially healthcare, by criminals since well before the pandemic struck.
NCSA executive director Kelvin Coleman recently spoke with HealthLeaders about the continuing threat posed by criminals who see healthcare continuing to be one of the biggest, most lucrative targets for their ever-increasing cyber-intrusion capabilities.

March 9, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Scammers are Already Targeting the Next Round of Coronavirus Relief Checks

The Washington Post, March 9, 2021
Cybercriminals are flooding potential victims with scams using the pending coronavirus relief plan as bait.
That's according to a new report by researchers at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.
Stimulus checks outlined in the bill, which is expected to be passed by the House as early as today, have not been sent out yet. But already last week researchers discovered a campaign of thousands of emails that sought to trick Americans into filling out a phony form to “apply” for American Rescue Plan checks from the Internal Revenue Service.

February 26, 2021

Legacy tech, privacy and security issues bog down healthcare innovation

CIO Dive, February 26, 2021
Under pressure after a year of change, the healthcare industry has to contend with cybersecurity and privacy challenges while bringing its technology up to speed.
Funding for cybersecurity companies aimed at the healthcare sector took off in the final quarter of last year as the healthcare industry grappled with the effects of a rise in ransomware attacks, according to CB Insights. At least 26 healthcare providers were hit by ransomware between January and May of 2020.
The pandemic drove hospitals and healthcare facilities to further rely on connected devices, digitizing more patient records and an uptick in patients using telehealth services, said Kelvin Coleman, executive director at the National Cyber Security Alliance, in an email.