July 16, 2020

Tech Startups Hemorrhaging Jobs During Pandemic

Channel Futures, July 6, 2020
Daniel Eliot is the NCSA’s director of education and strategic initiatives. He said the pandemic has created an ideal scenario for cybercriminals.“Mass unemployment, combined with hiring freezes, and the fact that a majority of people are spending their time in lockdown on the internet, has created an environment ripe for criminals to take advantage of people who are online and eager to get back into the workforce,” he said. “In these moments of desperation, they are more likely to fall victim to a criminal’s enticing offer. It really comes down to being hypervigilant and doing your research on the opportunity before submitting any information.”

July 16, 2020

Early Covid-19 tracking apps easy prey for hackers, and it might get worse before it gets better

Politico, July 6, 2020
“There’s no denying that contact tracing is integral to tracking and, ultimately stopping, the spread of Covid-19,” said Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, a public-private partnership that works with the Department of Homeland Security. “While the apps are designed to help scale human efforts to do so, they’re also a double-edged sword when seen through a lens of individual privacy and security.”

July 16, 2020

Be prepared: Why you need an incident response policy

TechRepublic, July 1, 2020
Establishing a clear communication strategy is a must for any incident response policy. Daniel Eliot, director of education and strategic initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), said clear and comprehensive communication should be a top priority during all security breaches. "Without a clearly articulated chain of command and both an internal and external communications strategy that brings all the right people to the table, the quality of the response gets diminished," he said.

July 16, 2020

Criminals are pretending to be the government, World Health Organization; here’s what to watch out for

Hearst - WCVB 5, May 20, 2020
To help fight back, the National Cyber Security Alliance has launched a COVID-19 Security Resource Library with tips and recommendations for online safety. "So if you do get that email and you are eager to give, go to their official site," Kevin Coleman of the National Cyber Security Alliance said. "Absolutely do not click on that email."

July 16, 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Spotlight Privacy, Security Rights

Health IT Security, May 20, 2020
We have to be sure that these apps will not be used by governments for increased unwarranted public surveillance,” Kelvin Coleman, executive director, National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA).” “Although it's still in its early days, and we haven’t seen anything conclusive here, it’s something people should be thinking about moving into the post-COVID-19 world.”

July 16, 2020

Contact-tracing apps may seem like the coronavirus solution. They’re not

Digital Trends, May 14, 2020
“From a societal perspective, we also have the increased potential for governments to use these apps as a veil for stealthily increasing their public surveillance measures to monitor. Due to the speed of coronavirus spread and subsequent introduction of contact tracing apps, legislation to protect citizen privacy hasn’t been able to keep up,” said the Executive Director of National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Kelvin Coleman, over an email response.

July 16, 2020

Utah has rejected the Apple-Google approach to tracing coronavirus, and is using an app made by a social media start-up instead

CNBC, May 13, 2020
“We are concerned about people being able to safely and securely use technology, especially when it comes to contact tracing,” Kelvin Coleman, chairman of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said. “But I must be honest, the privacy part of it is much worse for me, and that ‘creep’ is absolutely what keeps me up at night.”