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Cybersecurity Specialist John Walker on Lack of Preparedness, Bad Cyber Practices in UKThe COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more than policy and social gaps, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. It's also manifested in digital exposures born out of lack of preparedness and bad practices. Walker offers insights on improving the cyber response.
The first pandemic-triggered supply shock event was big, but not devastating. Yet it proved to be one of several factors triggering a tremendous worldwide demand shock, the result of which may be a second - probably worse - supply shock.
Observers Warn That Privacy, Security Must Be Adequately AddressedMore than two dozen healthcare organizations and technology firms have formed a coalition to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using secure information sharing and data analysis. But observers warn the group must devote enough attention to privacy and security issues.
Google says it has seen a drop in the number of warnings sent for potential government-backed phishing or malware attempts last year, mainly due to improved protection systems.
Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.
As we're stuck indoors, tech companies are suddenly our sword and our shield. But should we suddenly trust them again?