COVID-19 vaccines have been rolling out for a few months now, but the nature of the pandemic and the number of people impacted by it mean that demand for these vaccines is enormous. And those of us in the security field know that any time you see high demand for a scarce resource, attackers are going to take advantage.
In this two-part series, we are exploring the different types of security threats that put our vaccination efforts at risk. In the first article, we wrote about cybersecurity risks. In this one, we’ll dive into operations security threats to the supply chain. High demand for vaccines makes interference with the supply and their distribution excellent leverage for coercion and extortion.