Johnson & Johnson, are seeing cyber-attacks from nation-state threat actors “every single minute of every single day.”
J&J — COVID-19 vaccine:
The world is in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. Various pharma firms working on coronavirus vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson, one of the companies involved in the research and development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Therefore, this week that healthcare organizations have been recently targeted by North Korean state-sponsored hackers, Marene Allison, the CISO at Johnson & Johnson, said.
In addition, Allison in an online panel at the Aspen Cyber Summit,”Healthcare companies literally have seen an onslaught [of cyberattacks] since March 2010,”.
“That is the day that the Chinese actually started a hard knock off most of the healthcare in the United States.”
On the other hand, the CEO stated, “with the vaccine in development,” her company is now “on a grander stage.”
The company doesn’t “have the resources to know where [an attack] came from,” or what attackers are actually going after, but instead has been working and relying on H-ISAC and CISA to identify and classify cyber-attacks.
All in all, Johnson & Johnson saw a 30% uptick in cyber-attacks targeting the company, but couldn’t tell how much was COVID-19-related.