The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
Many governments are pursuing contact-tracing apps to combat COVID-19, but such projects risk subjecting populations to invasive, long-term surveillance - as well as insufficient adoption - unless they take an open, transparent and as decentralized approach, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
With the massive shift to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadow IT is becoming a more critical security issue around the world. Security experts offer tips on mitigating the risks involved.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a discussion of the potential insider threats posed by the remote workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Also featured: An update on payment fraud shifts and the long-term outlook for the cybersecurity market.
The U.K. government says it's prepping a contact-tracing app in an attempt to help contain COVID-19. But a leading cybersecurity expert argues that the proposal amounts to little more than "do-something-itis" and urges a focus, instead, on expanded testing as well as ventilator production.
Researchers at Boston University have written a research paper that proposes creating a smartphone app that uses short-range transmission technologies that can inform users if they have been in close proximity to a person infected with COVID-19 - while maintaining privacy.
The FBI has arrested a Russian national for allegedly helping an international cybercriminal gang launder its money by turning cash into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to court documents.
Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
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Europol, along with local police in Spain, Romania and Austria, arrested about two dozen alleged members of two criminal gangs that are accused of stealing millions in euros from bank accounts in several countries by using SIM swapping techniques to steal credentials and passwords.
A key disconnect exists between awareness of financial services fraud schemes and mitigation, according to the latest "Faces of Fraud" survey sponsored by Appgate. Mike Lopez, vice president at the firm, describes some key findings.
Walgreens' mobile app inadvertently disclosed personal messages to other customers due to an internal application error, revealing some health-related information. The company did not say how many people were affected.