Experts Reacted On Hackers Steal Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

It has been reported that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said yesterday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which assesses medicines and vaccines for the European Union, said hours earlier it had been targeted in […]

The Evolution of Threat Intelligence Platforms

Initially designed to compensate for the heterogeneity and volume of external threat intelligence sources, cyber threat intelligence management platforms first focused on normalising data from external threat feeds and automating the use of that data in Security Operations Centres (SOCs), and particularly in SIEMs. Over time, this initial and very operational use case continued to develop, and intelligence management […]

Expert Comment On EMA Cyber Attack

NHS Planning to Go Paperless by 2020

Following the news that the European Medicines Agency has been the target of a cyber attack, and some documents related to the Pfizer vaccine had been unlawfully accessed, Chief Security Scientist commented below.

European Medicines Agency Cyberattack Confirms Healthcare As The New Cyber Frontier

The cyberattack targeting the European Medicines Agency earlier this week confirmed what many had previously suggested: that healthcare institutions involved in vaccine research and distribution will be consistently targeted in the coming months by malicious actors. In this instance, data on the vaccine was stolen. Moving forward, the next attack might offset distribution or delay […]

6 Security Challenges Facing SMEs Heading Into 2021

The adoption of mass remote working and rapid infrastructural change has made 2020 a very disruptive year for most SMEs. And while many of the legacy security challenges remain, COVID-19 has brought about some new issues. As we get ready to close the door on 2020, here are the six key security challenges facing SMEs […]

Expert Insight On QR Scanners Can Help Consumers Escape Device Intrusion

Seven Deadly Sins of Mobile Security

Quick Response (QR) codes have quickly become part of our everyday lives – they provide quick, contactless check-in procedures. But with that simplicity, comes a certain risk. Cybercriminals can exploit these seemingly harmless tools by placing their own tainted QR codes over legitimate ones which, when scanned, could take users to phishing websites, illicit materials, or even redirect […]