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Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Government Cyber Vulnerabilities

As citizens adjust their daily lives to reduce the chances of catching or spreading COVID-19, the risks associated with the pandemic are extending beyond a national health and economic crisis. Cyberthreats, including phishing scams, spam,...

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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important

Over recent weeks, the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has forced companies around the country to make difficult decisions about how they can do their part to protect their employees — as well as their communities as a whole.

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Lack of Cyber Metrics Hamper U.S. Ability to Respond to Cyberattacks

As the nation struggles to come to terms with the coronavirus and questions linger around our readiness for such a pandemic, government leaders are already grappling with the next potential catastrophe — a major cyberattack against the U.S.

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Novel Coronavirus Brings New Challenges For Security Teams

As the world wrestles with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many businesses are instituting new work from home (WFH) policies to keep employees safe and do their part to help halt the rate of infection. While remote work has long...

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Hackers Target Defense Contractors in an Effort to Reach the Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has one of the largest supply chains in the world, scaling to hundreds of thousands of different vendors and partners. Yet, these vital partners in our nation’s defense infrastructure pose a huge cyber risk.

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Joint Effort with Microsoft to Disrupt Massive Criminal Botnet Necurs

Since 2017 BitSight has been working together with Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) to understand the inner workings of the Necurs malware, its botnets and command and control infrastructure in order to take disruptive action against...

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Could Hackers Target Healthcare Next with Coronavirus Scam?

Cyber hackers are an opportune group of people, hunting like predators and shifting their approach as needed. And now, they’re leveraging the concern and — in some cases — hysteria about the coronavirus outbreak to advance their nefarious...

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