COVID-19: Cybersecurity Community Resources

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrust personal safety and security into the public’s consciousness in an unprecedented way. Families, employees and global businesses have been forced to upend their lives to make their respective communities healthier and more resilient. 

Our collective response to COVID-19 is critical to our long-term safety. A key component to this response is recognizing that, despite the global recommendation for social distancing, we still function and thrive as communities.  

To that end, we are turning to our strongest asset – the VMware Carbon Black community – to help guide the families, teams, companies and communities that make our world so great. While software may contribute to the long-term solution to COVID-19we know it’s not the only thing that matters. Knowledge is key. 

This page is NOT a veiled attempt to push your organization toward purchasing more security software. It is to provide resources that drive you toward information that can make your life and your own community stronger.  

This page will continue to be updated with resources we believe may help you and your communities.   

Reputable Sources for COVID-19 Information 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Situation Summary 
COVID-19 – What You Need to Know 
World Health Organization – Coronavirus Updates 
University of Chicago Resource Page 
Johns Hopkins Tracker 

VMware Carbon Black Cybersecurity Resources 

New: VMware Carbon Black Removes Endpoint Limits for Customers to Secure Their Changing Environments During the COVID-19 Crisis

New: March 26th Webinar – AMA: Enabling Employees to Work Remotely, Securely

New: April 22nd Webinar – Working Remotely, Securely: How to Protect Distributed Endpoints

New: Podcast – Global Uncertainty and Leadership – Guest: Paul Green, CIO of Angel MedFlight and Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware


Video: How to Spot a Phishing Email 
Message from VMware CEO on COVID-19 
3 Three Ways to Mitigate Your Phishing Risk 
Enable Remote Working 
What’s So Dangerous About Spear Phishing? 
The Healthcare Industry Seeks Cybersecurity Remedies
Blog – Tips for Securing Remote Workers
Blog –
What to Do If You Suddenly Have to Support 80% of Users Working Remotely
What is the Cybersecurity Equivalent of Washing Your Hands for 20 Seconds?
Blog: Technical Analysis: Hackers Leveraging COVID-19 Pandemic to Launch Phishing Attacks, Fake Apps/Maps, Trojans, Backdoors, Cryptominers, Botnets & Ransomware

COVID-19 Cybersecurity News 
Social Media Networks Issue Joint Statement on Disinformation Campaigns 
HHS targeted by hackers as it responds to novel coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic 
Experts at the NCSC have revealed phishing attacks exploiting worries over COVID-19 
State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets 
Millions of tweets peddled conspiracy theories about coronavirus in other countries 

Customer Voices / Tips 
“My biggest concern given the state of COVID-19 virus is the lack of security on home networks,” said Ryan Manni, Manager of Security Operations at Hologic. “There are more users to be concerned about. We’ve always had a large contingent of remote workers, so we are continuing our normal monitoring on a larger scale.” 
Have a tip you’d like the community to know? Email with your name and comment and we’ll use the tip to keep our community informed.  

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