The financial sector, state and federal government agencies, as well as consumers are being targeted with various types of fraud, identity theft and data security breaches during the pandemic.
The FTC reported that identity theft doubled during the pandemic as scammers targeted COVID-19 relief payments to individuals and government-sponsored loans for small businesses.
By putting TraceTogether’s data terms in context and increasing their transparency with citizens, the government has an opportunity to win back citizens’ trust and even become an exporter of data privacy best practices.
A10 Networks found an increase in DDoS attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers exploited new DDoS tools, 5G networks, and the increasing number of connected devices.
Documents related to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data stolen from European Medicines Agency's server were leaked online. EMA said participants' personal data was not exposed.
By proactively monitoring guest and tenant access and assisting in COVID risk assessment, visitor management systems can help ensure a safer return to the office.
How organizations can maintain a strong security and compliance posture during the ‘new normal’ of remote working?
As the enforcement date for AB685 approaches and employees return to offices, organizations should look into using their existing SIEM and UEBA technologies for strong contact-tracing systems.
Phishing, BEC and social engineering scams work particularly well on employees who are working from home and has become a “perfect storm” for attackers who want to target businesses through their remote workers.