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Remote Work Demands Encryption

Now that we are all working from home (WFH), the need for encryption must also increase in priority and awareness. Zoom’s popular video conferencing solution got in hot water because they promised “end-to-end” encryption but didn’t deliver on it — prompting some organizations to ban it from use altogether. Encryption protects confidential information from being exposed in transmission, providing […]

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Canadian coronavirus response workers targeted in ransomware attack, says U.S. cybersecurity report

Increase seen in phishing attacks in which criminals use the pandemic as a hook to trick people into opening an attachment or clicking a link James McLeod April 14, 20208:34 AM EDTFiled under Two Canadian organizations involved in work on COVID-19 — one a government body — have been the targets of recent ransomware attacks, […]

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A Peaceful Cyberspace

Geneva-based CyberPeace Institute offers a beacon of hope for cybersecurity in an increasingly unsecured and dangerous cyberspace. By Victoria A. Brownworth Spring 2020(Photo by iStock/Urupong)  Think of software like a web of code, woven as a system that is supposed to be intact, but in which small holes can exist unknowingly,” Marietje Schaake explained in a […]

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Covid-19 and Privacy

Thanks to Dr Joanna Kulesza for this collected works Source Active overview of projects using personal data to combat SARS-CoV-2 Access Now – “Protect digital rights, promote public health: toward a better coronavirus response.” Article 19 – “Coronavirus: New ARTICLE 19 briefing on tackling misinformation.” Defesa dos Dereitos Digitais (D3) – […]

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Hackers are exploiting Zoom’s newfound popularity amid coronavirus pandemic With so many people working from home or looking to connect with family and friends amid the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing platform Zoom is having a big moment. So of course, this makes Zoom a prime target for hackers looking to take advantage of the service’s newfound popularity. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point […]

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Prepare now for the second wave of coronavirus hacking BY BRIAN FINCH by © Getty Images Hackers rarely let a good crisis go unexploited, and the coronavirus has proven to be no exception. Multiple law enforcement alerts have detailed the dramatic spike in the use of COVID-19 themes by cyber criminals as a way to lure unsuspecting users into downloading malware. Such scams are garnering […]

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Threat Intel Update | Cyber Attacks Leveraging the COVID-19/CoronaVirus Pandemic

Jim Walter March 20, 2020 This is a concerning time for our industry and the public at large. We are in the midst of a global health crisis. In such times, we all need to be working together and ensuring that everyone has the most accurate and reliable data. We all want assurance that we […]

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Solarium Report Eclipsed By Pandemic

Published on March 20, 2020 Dale Peterson A Ebook version of the full report The long awaited U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report came out and received very little attention given more pressing pandemic events. And this is a good thing. I’ll provide some critique and then, to be fair, provide my two-part prescription for this difficult question. […]

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Soldiers with smartphones can be a gift to the enemy

Maria Farrell // March 20, 2020 With security risks and data-leaks, why do some serving soldiers bring smartphones on deployment, and how do countries differ? Credit: US Army/Flickr A few years ago, my husband deployed to Afghanistan where the British Army had categorically banned all soldiers from using their phones. He called once a week at most, […]

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Broadband Commission Reports

The Commission believes that high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections to the Internet are an essential element in modern society, conferring broad social and economic benefits. Without broadband infrastructure and services, developing countries risk exclusion from participation in the burgeoning global digital economy. The Commission aims to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies, so all the […]