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Why NHS, UK Healthcare Orgs Need to Boost Their Security in Age of COVID-19

All National Health Service (NHS) and social care organisations in the United Kingdom have always been and will always be a target for bad actors. The nature of their business and the sensitive data they hold make these entities appealing to bad actors who know that legacy systems, and/or, not regularly patched systems, such as those employed by healthcare organizations are easy to penetrate.

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The scammer who tried to launder over $500,000 through Business Email Compromise

A 64-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a Texan court to charges of money laundering after a series of attacks that defrauded companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Kenenty Hwan Kim (who sometimes went by the name Myung Kim) took advantage of a simple trick that has proven highly effective to fraudsters in recent years. The method of tricking businesses into handing over large amounts of money is known as Business Email Compromise (BEC), and comes in a variety of flavours.

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Contact Tracing: De-mystifying How an App Designed to Track People Can Ensure User Privacy and Security

Many governments in many countries around the world recognise that contact tracing plays a very important part to reduce the spread of the deadly disease, COVID-19. In this article, we take a look at the conventional method of contact tracking and comparing it against how technology helps contact tracing and its pro’s and con’s.

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Cybersecurity Must be an Integral Part of any Pandemic Response Plan from Now On

Sometimes the best way to inform ourselves about how cybersecurity is dealing with a new threat, technology, or situation is to just ask. COVID-19, and the resulting lockdowns, quarantines and economic changes certainly counts as a ‘situation’ for cybersecurity.

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The MITRE ATT&CK Framework: Exfiltration

Once an attacker has established access and pivoted around to the point of gathering the necessary data, they will work on exfiltration of that data. Not all malware will reach this stage. Ransomware, for example, usually has no interest in exfiltrating data. As with the Collection tactic, there’s little guidance on how to mitigate an attacker exfiltrating data from the enterprise.

Security for Work from Home Tools with Live Q&A Sponsored by Optiv

As more and more professionals connect to your organization’s networks via VPN and conduct their work with tools like Zoom, Teams and WebEx, it’s critical that your cybersecurity processes expand to include these changes. Make sure you and your teams are up to speed with best practices for work-from-home tools and common mistakes you’ll want to avoid. You can find a special question and answer sponsored by Optiv at the end of the video.