Russia Is Trying to Steal Virus Vaccine Data Western Nations Say

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Thank you, everybody, for -- for being here and thank you for those who are on the phone this morning. As we promised about two weeks ago, that we would be giving you regular updates on our COVID response and -- and vaccine distribution plans, that's what we're here to do today. As many of you know, the Department of Defense has long been planning a phased, standardized, and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering COVID vaccines to protect our people, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID response. We're going to cover five specific pieces of information that are of importance to the force and the public -- the size of the initial DOD allocation, the prioritization schema for the populations who receive the vaccine first, our priority plan phases for the distribution, the locations of the initial vaccine distributions and the general allocations, and the timeline for initial distribution and next phases of the distribution and vaccinations. We have a lot of information to share.

Although a year ago, the NSA launched its new Cybersecurity Directorate, which all the rage the past year has emerged at the same time as one of the more visible divisions of the spy agency. At its core, the directorate focuses on defending and securing critical national security systems that the government uses for its sensitive and classified communications. But the directorate has become best known designed for sharing some of the more budding, large-scale cyber threats from foreign hackers. In the past year the directorate has warned against attacks targeting acquire boot features in most modern computers, and doxxed a malware operation concurrent to Russian intelligence. By going broadcast, NSA aims to make it harder for foreign hackers to reuse their tools and techniques, while helping en route for defend critical systems at home. Although six months after the directorate started its work, COVID was declared a pandemic and large swathes of the world — and the U. Freely, the NSA advised on which videoconferencing and collaboration software was secure, after that warned about the risks associated along with virtual private networksof which usage boomed after lockdowns began. Ensuring the cybersecurity of the government agencies tasked along with approving a vaccine is also a top priority. Here are more takeaways from the talk, and you be able to watch the interview in full entrenched above.

Coronavirus pandemic Image source, Getty Images Russian spies are targeting organisations trying en route for develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned. It did not denote which organisations had been targeted, before whether any information had been stolen. But it said vaccine research had not been hindered by the hackers. Russia has denied responsibility.

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