The NHS needs greater cyber security support to prevent a crippling attack during the coronavirus pandemic, a think tank has warned.
Security experts at Chatham House claim the NHS may be ill-prepared to deal with the aftermath of a potentially devastating cyber threat and has suggested the Government seek urgent help to protect it.
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Zoom has apologised to users over security and privacy issues which have plagued the platform, pledging to make changes in the coming weeks.
The video calling platform said its usage has “ballooned” since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as millions of people were forced to work and study from home.
People have been warned not to fall for a bogus text message saying they have been fined for stepping outside during the coronavirus lockdown. The latest in a series of scams related to the virus claims to be from the Government, telling the recipient their movements have been monitored through their phone and they must pay a fine or face a more severe penalty, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) said.
As more workers rush to adopt remote working technologies such as cloud-based teleconferencing or collaboration tools, cyber security companies have been quick to identify the ways in which hackers might exploit the situation to compromise users.
The latest company to do so is Check Point Software, whose researchers have penned a fresh blog post detailing how cyber hackers are taking advantage of surging demand for Zoom, conferencing software that has become a household name in recent weeks.
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The UK’s cyber security agency has issued guidance to companies on how to keep data safe as criminals seek to exploit coronavirus fears. It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. The advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – which is a part of GCHQ – details steps on how organisations should prepare for increased remote working and ensure staff are vigilant with work devices that may contain sensitive data.
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Facebook and Google are among the technology firms that have joined forces to protect and inform people during the coronavirus outbreak. The group of companies, which own and run some of the world’s biggest online platforms, have said they have committed to work together and with governments in response to the pandemic. In a joint statement, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit and YouTube said they would help ensure people could stay connected to each other during isolation as well as fight any misinformation and fraud linked to the outbreak.
As we all adjust to working remotely, security teams across the world are grappling with a very serious challenge. Almost overnight our companies have changed. Well established procedures are being rewritten, best practices quickly rethought, and policies stretched to breaking point.
Business transformation is always a security risk. New technology and working practices need new security measures; but normally this risk is managed carefully, and over time. Covid-19 has not afforded us that luxury. For some businesses the scale and speed of this change will be unprecedented. It is also very public; attackers are aware of the situation and already exploiting it. Below are some of the most serious threats that security teams will face over the coming weeks.
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As enterprises go digital and integrate new technologies into their business, public sector organisations have been left scrambling to keep up with the new digital age. This is a mammoth challenge for a public institution like the NHS which operates across a massive scale and hosts huge amounts of data.
It’s not as simple as moving away from legacy infrastructure to a cloud platform in a few easy steps. It’s a complicated project that encompasses different areas including cyber security, networking, data and cloud. The issue facing the NHS and other public sector organisations is prioritising one area without compromising another. It’s a careful balancing act to ensure that the NHS can achieve its aim of becoming digital and agile, whilst deploying a stringent cyber security strategy in order to protect its new digital system, critical services and confidential data.
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Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. And whilst we might associate hacking and other forms of cybercrime with attacks on computer systems and individual machines, there is a dangerous growing trend that sees mobile devices becoming a prime target. It seems that phishing – the practice of sending deceptive messages in order to trick the receiver into downloading malware or revealing their password – is being increasingly targeted towards mobiles.
Nir Chervoni is a seasoned information security leader with extensive information technology, information security, and strategic security planning skills. He is currently acting as Group Product Manager - Security for Booking.com. At Cloud & Cyber Security Expo London, Chervoni will review data security challenges in the new era of microservices
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Megan Pentecost is an experienced information security professional working in the charity sector after many years analysing and designing systems in the US financial sector. She engages with multiple teams across her organisation to select and implement secure solutions, establish information governance and manage security risk. With a background in psychology and business analysis, Megan has a keen interest in the human and behavioural side of information security, alongside introducing technology based solutions to continuously improve performance and manage risk.
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With the cloud industry establishing itself as a key movement in the provision of IT infrastructure around the world, the emergence of US dominant global hyperscale providers has placed many European government organisations in an increasingly difficult position.
The issue is one of independence, or more precisely, the enormous reliance that organisations based in Europe have on the market-leading, largely US-based cloud providers, who must enforce US-based regulations and practices that aren’t suitable for European citizens and company data.
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