Two cybersecurity professionals affected by COVID-19
Our wishes for the swift and full recovery of some of our industry's own: Exabeam says that two of its people have come down with COVID-19. It's not clear when they contracted the virus, but both of them were at Exabeam's booth in the Moscone Center last month. Symptoms appeared after their return from the conference. If you were at RSAC, Exabeam urges that you take whatever steps you find prudent to ensure you're not affected.
For its part, RSAC says they've been monitoring the outbreak, but haven't yet found any clear link to the conference. Nonetheless, the conference organizers urge anyone who attended to refer to CDC recommendations concerning testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19. Vox has a summary of advice from public health experts on what individuals and organizations can do to slow the rate at which the virus spreads.
The cases of Exabeam's people aren't trivial. One of those affected is hospitalized in guarded condition, CRN reports. Spare a thought or a prayer for two of our colleagues and their families, and stay safe.