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Dimension Data to provide Incident Response Remediation assistance free to UAE hospitals

Dimension Data, an African born global systems integrator and managed services provider, is offering Incident Response Remediation assistance at no cost to UAE hospitals combatting the pandemic following a significant spike in COVID-19 themed cyberattacks on the healthcare sector. Dimension Data’s service will enable affected UAE hospitals to rapidly restore operations after a successful cyberattack […]

Life Healthcare announces cyberattack

The Life Healthcare Group announced that its southern African operation has been the victim of a targeted criminal attack on its IT systems. The company said it acted immediately when it became aware of the incident and took its systems offline, in order to actively contain the attack. Its hospitals and administrative offices switched over […]

Public Health England will keep some NHS Test and Trace data for 20 years

Public Health England (PHE) will keep personally identifiable information collected by NHS Test and Trace of people with COVID-19 symptoms for 20 years. The privacy notice from PHE also says it will keep the personally identifiable information collected on the contacts of people with COVID-19 but who do not have symptoms for five years. Youngjin […]

Matrix42 enables patients on COVID-19 wards to stay in touch with family and friends

Matrix42, a leading workspace management company, headquartered in Germany, demonstrated its solidarity with health workers on duty during the Coronavirus crisis and its support of patients with donations to hospitals that established early COVID-19 units in recent months. The company donated considerable software licensing to ensure the setup, management and security of devices provided to […]

Cybersecurity warning to healthcare organisations involved in Coronavirus response

Security agencies in the United Kingdom and United States have exposed malicious cyber campaigns targeting organisations involved in the Coronavirus response – and given tips to stay safe. An advisory for international healthcare and medical research organisations has been published, advising staff to change any passwords that could be reasonably guessed to one created with three random words and […]

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyberattacks

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyberattacks directed at its staff and email scams targeting the public.  Some 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords were leaked online along with thousands belonging to others working on the novel coronavirus response.  The leaked credentials did […]

Rise in cyberattacks in Italy prove Coronavirus is impacting cybersecurity

Cynet has announced that an analysis of the company’s aggregate customer data in Italy is connecting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to a growing volume of cyberattacks in the region. The findings reveal that companies with higher instances of the virus and that have quarantined or instructed employees to work from home, are now […]

Thales steps up to support NHS Wales in virus fight

As health services across the world battle coronavirus, NHS Wales is stepping up its defence against viruses of the technological kind thanks to a partnership with global cyber leader, Thales. The new agreement with Thales will enable the NHS Wales Informatics Services [NWIS] team to protect vital systems from a surge in cyberattacks by accessing […]

One Identity helps secure critical infrastructure providers

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions now offered to critical infrastructure organisations free of charge for six months As emergency services, public health organisations, utilities and other critical organisations rush to enable as many remote workers as possible, best practices for keeping users secure have understandably become an ongoing challenge. To help, One Identity, a […]

Positive Technologies: 60% of 2019 attacks were targeted

Positive Technologies experts have analysed the 2019 cybersecurity threat landscape. The analysis shows that the percentage of targeted attacks is much greater than that of mass attacks and that the top target sectors were government, industry, healthcare, science and education and finance. According to the study, the number of unique cyberattacks increased by 19% and […]

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