Government agencies are increasingly finding themselves as targets for cyberattacks. Summarizing some of the best practices these agencies can use to stay secure and highlight some of the possible consequences to having vulnerabilities. Our elections systems have been a strong focus in recent years; we are drawing upon lessons learned in that realm and extending them across the government IT infrastructure. Above all, this should be reference architecture for Security Officers and CIOs, for all government entities and departments.
With recent events, many organizations have quickly switched from onsite offices to a fully remote workforce and with inability to control the spread of this virus at this point some businesses are looking at working remote as a long-term solution and potentially the new normal. While remote work was growing in popularity before it became a necessity, there are still many people across industries like government, finance and education who have never had to work like this before. For these types of industries, the move to a remote working model came quickly rather than being able to transition gradually. They’re now required to navigate an entirely different way of getting their jobs done while helping their kids with homeschooling and many other chores while working from home. If more organizations are seeing that their employees can be just as productive from their homes, it could accelerate a recent push to expand decentralized workforce. Any company that has seen effective remote work during the pandemic will consider expanding it to cut office costs and expanding their workforce beyond their city wall.
Security breaches are costly to every organization. Are you confident in your team’s ability to handle a cyber-crisis? These 5 tips will help optimize your preparedness and ensure your team is thinking clearly and confidently to make the right decisions.
Security breaches are a costly business problem – averaging nearly $4 million a year! When the worst case scenario happens, an organization’s security team needs to be ready to think clearly and confidently to make the right decisions. Here are five ways to better prepare yourselves for a cyber-attack.
In order to protect your business and make sure you are “cyber resilient,” you need to position yourself as an organization that can prevent, detect, contain and respond to serious threats against data.
1.) UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESOURCES ARE
2.)DEFINE YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT
3.) GET IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND
4.) STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE
It is imperative to take measures to prevent breaches of healthcare information. Medical Records have become a hot commodity across the dark web. Unlike easily detectable credit card breaches, released medical records can take months or even years to detect. In January 2019, it was announced that the HIV positive status of 14,200 people who either lived in or visited Singapore had been leaked online. Such information being publicized could drastically change somebody’s life.