COVID-19 and the Need for ‘Digital Distancing’

Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime

Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black on Threats to Remote Workforce


ISMG’s Tom Field (left) and Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black

With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add “digital distancing” to your precautions.

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In a video interview, Kellermann discusses threats and threat actors, including:

  • The broadened attack surface;
  • How to practice digital distancing;
  • Attack trends to monitor in the weeks ahead.

Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware Carbon Black, is the former CEO at Strategic Cyber Ventures. He’s a cyber intelligence expert, author, professor and leader in the field of cybersecurity. He held a seat on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States and served as an adviser to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance. As chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro, he was responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies.

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