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Doug Bedell — October 15, 2021, 12:58 pm

Homeland Security Sees Reacting to Climate Changes as Part of U.S. National Resilience

The U.S Department of Homeland Security sees reacting to climate changes as part of its national security planning. “Our world is facing a climate crisis that poses existential threats and demands urgent action. We must act now,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The DHS Climate Action Plan outlines how our Department will remain mission-resilient to […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2021, 11:41 am

More on Cyber Security Job Openings: Young People Sorely Needed

There’s a massive need for cybersecurity professionals, Wes O’Donnell of American Military University advises: “According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be a staggering 3.5 million unfilled cyber positions by the end of 2021!” “This means that cybersecurity engineers who possess the right certifications and education can command top salaries at any company […]

Doug Bedell — September 15, 2021, 11:21 am

U.S. ‘Raising the Ante’ Against Cyberattacks

The Biden administration is raising the ante against foreign-based cyber attackers, the Associated Press reports in a post on Military.com. “In an interview Sept. 14 with The Associated Press, Gen. Paul Nakasone broadly described ‘an intense focus’ by government specialists to better find and share information about cyberattacks and ‘impose costs when necessary.’ Those costs […]

Doug Bedell — September 1, 2021, 1:06 pm

Remembering 9/11: U.S. Homeland Security Digital Library Offers Password-Accessible Materials

As we near the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. Homeland Security Digital Library is offering “20 Years After 9/11: A Selection of Webinars“. It’s a means of revisiting the origins of the war on terror in 2001. “To commemorate 9/11,” the post begins, “HSDL has selected upcoming webinars from various research centers and think […]

Doug Bedell — August 25, 2021, 4:00 pm

May the Capitol Police Never be Overwhelmed Again

We need to be continually reminded of the chaotic state of the U.S. Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021 to keep realizing that such thuggery can, indeed, happen. Claire Meyer on Today in Security contributes to that unceasing effort. “According to the Associated Press,” Meyer writes, “the inspector general’s report found that most of the […]

Doug Bedell — July 28, 2021, 12:25 pm

Scaming Terms of Our Times: Phishing, Smishing and Vishing

Danny Randell on the helcim.com site takes on the task of explaining the difference between phishing, smishing and vishing as web actions to watch out for. They’re related to fishing, we presume, because fraudsters applying them are looking for personal information in the web’s swift-flowing currents. “If you haven’t heard of phishing,” Randell explains, “it […]

Doug Bedell — July 26, 2021, 12:06 pm

APIs: A Growing Element in Web Security

As we move deeper into the digital age, it’s advisable, indeed necessary, to become acquainted with new digital security-related concepts, like application programming interfaces, or APIs Liad Bokovsky instructs us on the nature and use of APIs on the HelpNetSecurity.com site. “Application programming interfaces (APIs)” Bokovsky explains, “are at the core of nearly every digital […]

Doug Bedell — July 23, 2021, 9:37 am

Internet Scammers Targeting the Olympics

Watch the Olympic Games on television, but don’t be taken in by a host of computer scams preying on the games. Veronica Combs, writing on TechRepublic, advises that “Kaspersky Lab experts analyzed Olympic-related phishing attacks and found fake pages offering streaming services, tickets to events that won’t have spectators, and even a fake Olympic Games […]

Doug Bedell — July 21, 2021, 11:21 am

Solar Power Buildout, It’s Said, Would Add Energy Security

Solar power is a key to energy security, Audrey Carleton advises on Vice.com. “Making one-in-four American homes use solar energy would generate millions of jobs and billions in utility bill savings, a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) found. “Published last week in collaboration with the Initiative for Energy Justice and the […]

Doug Bedell — July 19, 2021, 1:00 pm

China Accused of Cyber Hacking by U.S. and Its Allies

Hot off the press, via Mashable: “The United States, European Union, UK, and NATO have jointly accused China of malicious cyber activities, including a massive hack involving Microsoft. “In an official statement published Monday (July 19), the U.S. and partners claim that China has used contract hackers to conduct unsanctioned cyber operations globally, including cyber […]