cyber security

Keeping clinical trial data safe – handling cybersecurity in a risky world

The development of vaccines for COVID-19 has been a masterclass in effective collaboration and applied digitisation in healthcare. However the increased complexity and involvement of different parties, exposes manufacturers to heightened threat levels. Abel Archundia discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of securing clinical trials against cyber threats. A process that historically would have …

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North Korea ‘launched cyber-attack on Pfizer for COVID-19 jab data’

A news agency is claiming that North Korea launched a cyber-attack on Pfizer in a bid to steal information about its BioNTech-partnered COVID-19 vaccine, citing South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). The Yonhap agency said the revelation was made during a closed-door meeting of the intelligence committee of South Korea’s National Assembly. According to recent …

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Hackers posted stolen COVID-19 vaccine info online, says EU regulator

Hackers posted stolen confidential information about Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine online, the European Medicines Agency has said in an update. The EMA last month revealed that documents relating to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine were stolen in a cyber-attack on its records. Since then the agency has been investigating the incident involving the theft of documents that formed …

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