COVID-19

Gourav Mukherjee, managing partner, Immersion Security
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COVID-19 coronavirus / network of vectors

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

Governments and companies are using biometrics and geolocation to identify and track potential coronavirus victims in the name of public safety.

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus phishing threats

The worst disease of the century brings out the worst in people as phishing attacks increase to unprecedented levels. Here's how to spot and COVID-19 phishing attacks and five ways to avoid them.

security risk - phishing / malware / social engineering

How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

You've set up your remote workers during this COVID-19 crisis, but have you made the adjustments to be prepared for a cyber disaster like a ransomware attack?

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Dealing with the downturn

As the coronavirus pandemic builds, businesses are already reeling from the economic impact. Here's how IT can adjust to a new reality of cost trimming and budget cuts.

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3 ways COVID-19 is changing CISO priorities

The scramble to enable remote workers changes security strategies, priorities, and workflows for 2020.

CSO  >  ransomware / security threat

As Australian ransomware toll grows, so do home-working risks

Organisations that delayed patching are especially susceptible to risks from home-based workers

security threats and vulnerabilities

How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

As predicted, the coronavirus crisis is bringing out the worst in cybercriminals. But the attacks are really just old exploits modified to exploit the new coronavirus context. Here’s how to beat them.

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How remote access tools can help your businesses adapt to the coronavirus

Coronavirus has created unprecedented challenges for companies and their employees across the globe and remote access tools are helping them meet them.

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Dear future victim, please panic

I am the opportunistic infection, THE DORMANT CYBER PATHOGEN now awakes! While you're worried about COVID-19 infection, I'm already inside your networks!

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Cyber security volunteers protect Australian healthcare in COVID-19 crisis

Inspired by a UK effort, the Australian cyber security professionals will help healthcare organisations and small charities in Australia and New Zealand.

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Securing Windows and Office in a time of COVID-19: update policies, remote options

Delayed updates and a rush to support remote workers have forced IT and security teams to scramble. This information and advice will help them better deal with the crisis.

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Don’t let the coronavirus make you a home office security risk

Congratulations. You're now the chief security officer of your company’s newest branch office: Your home. Here's how to manage your new job.

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4 steps to build redundancy into your security team

A biological virus infecting your critical security staff could wreak havoc on your business. These practices will reduce your risk.

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Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

The coronavirus crisis is just beginning. But it will end. And how you fare after the pandemic depends on what you do right now. Here are four areas to focus on.

Zero-trust / COVID-19 / pandemic

COVID-19 offers a unique opportunity to pilot zero trust, rapidly and at scale

A zero-trust model addresses many of the security concerns around supporting large numbers of remote workers, and new vendor free trials make fast deployment possible.

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COVID-19 and tech: New collaboration tools mean new security risks

As the coronavirus forces companies to move their communication and file sharing onto collaboration platforms, be prepared for unintended consequences: New security threats will surface, requiring new methods of securing your...

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6 ways attackers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to spread malware, disrupt operations, sow doubt and make a quick buck.

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A security guide for pandemic planning: 7 key steps

Every security operation should be asking whether they are prepared for a pandemic in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Start by focusing on these areas.

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