October 21, 2020

How SMBs Can Become Cyber Resilient Against Evolving Threats

Toolbox Security, October 21, 2020
For most small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), struggling with shrinking budgets, cybersecurity strategy ends with firewalls and endpoint anti-malware software. But that’s not enough for today’s high-risk environment. Months into remote work, many SMBs are still unprepared for secure remote work, writes Daniel Eliot, Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives at National Cybersecurity Alliance. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month, Eliot discusses how small businesses that were caught off guard can adapt to evolving threat environments.

October 14, 2020

Communicate With Confidence Through A Cyber Crisis

Forbes, October 14, 2020
October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each year, the National Cyber Security Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, establishes a theme and resources to help bring cybersecurity awareness to the masses. The 2020 theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

October 14, 2020

Cybersecurity Advice for the COVID-19 Era

HealthCareInfoSecurity, October 14, 2020
Many healthcare organizations have under-resourced security teams, putting them at higher risk for cyber incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic that could result in patient harm, warns cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman.
"We're going to fall down a lot, and we're unlikely to prevent a lot of these attacks," says Corman, a healthcare sector adviser to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "But the question is whether you can get back up quickly," he says, stressing the importance of solid data recovery plans as well as conducting security incident simulation testing.

October 12, 2020

A 7-Step Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Organizations

Dark Reading, October 12, 2020
With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month shining a spotlight on the healthcare industry, security pros share best practices for those charged with protecting these essential organizations.Healthcare organizations, on the front line of combating COVID-19, are under enormous pressure to adapt to new technologies amid work-from-home realities and the escalating cyber threat landscape.
That's why as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are focusing on the healthcare industry

October 9, 2020

Computer security expert shares tips on staying safe amid surge in cybercrime

ABC 7 NY, October 9, 2020
With more people working from home, it's never been more important to make your home safe from cybercriminals.
The FBI recently reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks to their Cyber Division is up to as many as 4,000 a day.
National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Kelvin Coleman said it's simple math, more people online has caused a sharp uptick in cybercrime.

October 8, 2020

Healthcare cybersecurity needs a dose of threat modeling

SecureHealthIT, October 8, 2020
If healthcare cybersecurity can keep healthcare CIOs up at night, they're getting virtually no sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ransomware attacks have become more common and the consequences of those attacks more serious since the pandemic began. Recent events include the ransomware attack against Universal Health Services that shut down the IT network of all 400 of its healthcare facilities in the U.S., as well as an attack on a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany, that potentially resulted in the death of a patient.

October 7, 2020

Cyber conflict in the Caucasus. Zerologon exploited in the wild. Emotet rising. Silicon Valley’s Gilded Age?

CyberWire, October 7, 2020
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh continues. It’s increasingly accompanied by supporting cyber operations. Cisco’s Talos unit finds that an unspecified threat actor, probably a foreign espionage service, is deploying PoetRAT malware against government and civil targets in Azerbaijan, often through phishing campaigns themed to take advantage of the ongoing conflict.

October 7, 2020

#NCSAM: Is Connected Ever Going to be Protected?

Infosecurity Magazine, October 7, 2020
October 2020 marks the 17th year that National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) has been held, and this year’s theme follows a trend of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Claiming that the month “continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity” globally, this year’s theme is aimed to encourage individuals and organizations “to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.”

October 7, 2020

3 ways criminals use artificial intelligence in cybersecurity attacks

TechRepublic, October 7, 2020
Three cybersecurity experts explained how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to evade cybersecurity defenses and make breaches faster and more efficient during a NCSA and Nasdaq cybersecurity summit.
Kelvin Coleman, the executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, hosted the conversation as part of Usable Security: Effecting and Measuring Change in Human Behavior on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

October 6, 2020

CISA Leader Puts Health Sector Project on the Level of Election Security Initiative

NextGov, October, 6, 2020
With the presidential election underway, the head of the agency that describes itself as the nation’s risk adviser said protecting the health care sector as it comes under ransomware attacks during the public health crisis is right up there with safeguarding democracy.
“Seeing how much ransomware was affecting the public health sector, we could absorb within the system a hospital or two hospitals prior to COVID, but with COVID, you know, New York City could not lose any capacity at all in April or May,” CISA Director Christopher Krebs said. “We brought in a whole range of folks that are just allowing us to really jump start a new initiative that, as I look at it ... is as important as our election security initiative.”