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.”
Channel Futures, July 6, 2020
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.”
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.
CNBC, June 17, 2020
“Bad actors are trying to breach systems to get better information. We saw this before Covid-19, but with Covid-19 they see another opportunity to ‘break into the bank’ to get the information,” Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance said, speaking generally about security issues related to health data.
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."
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.”
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.
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.”
Dark Reading, May 7, 2020
"Endorphins run high when kids play games, and in the heat of the battle they are vulnerable to clicking on a bad link from a stranger," says Daniel Eliot, director of education and strategic initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
BuiltIn, May 5, 2020
But in healthcare, “security wasn’t at the top of the list” of concerns, said Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance....Expect to see an “explosion” of investment in the telehealth industry and services that support it, Coleman said.