COVID-19


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“COVID-19” Thermal Cameras Start to Hit the Marketplace

As video surveillance companies look to recover lost revenue, temperature detection capabilities have become a hot commodity.

Glitch May Have Exposed Data of Thousands of Small Businesses Applying for Federal Relief Loans

Nearly 8,000 applicants to a Small Business Administration loan program may have had their data shown to other users filling out the application.

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Industry Groups Push For More Cybersecurity Funding In Future COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation

With high numbers of ransomware attacks and increased threats due to teleworking, advocacy groups want Congress to prioritize cybersecurity funds to local and state governments.

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New York State Responded to Cyber Attack on Government Servers Weeks Before Coronavirus Pandemic Hit

Officials handled an attack that disabled access to state agency databases just a few weeks before the state became the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Demand for Security Guards, Cybersecurity Workers Remains High Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Security companies are scrambling to hire guards and IT workers as businesses worry about break-ins to closed properties and cybersecurity issues associated with working remotely.

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New Tool Uses Video Surveillance Feeds and Computer Algorithms to Track Social Distancing Behaviors

A MIchigan company is monitoring traffic in typically busy areas to show how locals are following stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus crisis.

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TSA Faces Record-Low Numbers of Travelers, Coronavirus Outbreak Among Employees

More than 370 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as TSA security screeners experience nearly empty airports due to the pandemic.

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Apple and Google Team Up For Coronavirus Tracing App, Sparking Privacy Concerns

The app will make it easier for individuals and public health officials to track the spread of COVID-19, but privacy rights groups are pushing for transparency.



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FBI Warns Financial Institutions To Beware of Coronavirus-Related Scams

Business email compromise attacks continue to be effective, tricking victims into transferring funds to fraudulent accounts.

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ISC West Moves 2020 Conference to October Due to Coronavirus Threat

Due to the stay-at-home orders in place and the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISC West organizers have rescheduled the security conference and expo for the second time.

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Research: Americans Should Watch Out For Hacking Campaigns Related to Stimulus Bill, Economic Recovery

Cyber attackers have already attempted to profit off of spam websites selling fake coronavirus cures. Now, hackers will turn toward Americans’ thirst for information about stimulus checks and financial aid.

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DHS Delays Real ID Deadline Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus Crisis

While the extension will provide another 18 months for Americans to obtain the new driver’s licenses, some officials believe the deadline will have to be extended again.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

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Security Industry Groups Call For Alarm Response, Security Services to Be Classified as “Essential” During Coronavirus Pandemic

SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.

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Justice Department Takes First Legal Action Against Coronavirus Scam Websites

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order to have a website selling fake vaccine kits shut down immediately.

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Why Facial Recognition Systems Could Rise In Popularity During Coronavirus Pandemic

Security companies are updating their technology to recognize people wearing masks and measure temperatures, showing how facial recognition could become widely sought as a global security solution.

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Israel Moves to Track Cell Phone Location Data To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

The U.S. and tech companies are contemplating a similar step, though the American version of cell phone tracking would likely include aggregated data and more privacy protections.

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Cyber Attack Hits Department of Health and Human Services Amid Government Coronavirus Response

HHS officials said no personal data was accessed and the attack was not successful. But it could be a sign of things to come during the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney General Directs Department of Justice to Crack Down on Coronavirus Scammers, Cyber Criminals

In a memo to attorney’s offices across the country, William Barr said that federal law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the pandemic.

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