This week in healthcare:
- Microsoft announced that it’s making its coronavirus related threat intelligence public. “As a security intelligence community, we are stronger when we share information that offers a more complete view of attackers’ shifting techniques,” says the company.
- LabCorp investors file a lawsuit following a major, undisclosed data breach last year. Ten thousand patient records were exposed between August of 2018 and March of 2019.
This week in data privacy news:
- Countries with centralized contact tracing are seeing an uptick in privacy and encryption tool usage.
- Scattered and opaque approaches to contact tracing present privacy challenges and long-term concerns. Are contact tracing initiatives spiraling out of control?
- Remote work could mean a new wave of employee surveillance tech.
This week in working from home:
- Facebook prepares for permanent work from home post-coronavirus.
- Study says most people did not have a home office before the coronavirus, and that employees find them expensive.
This week in cloud security:
- Major clients are pushing cloud service providers to adhere to a single standard regarding how they protect client data and apply cyber security.
- Between January and April of 2020, attacks targeting the cloud increased by 630%, according to one report. Are you prepared?
This week in mobile news:
- In the context of contact tracing apps, the collection of location data is a contentious subject. A French security researcher just publicly criticized the Indian government’s app, which has 90 million users.
- Remind employees to avoid installing that cool looking app about the coronavirus. Some come prepackaged with malware.
Check back next week for more updates from the frontlines of IT.