Archives: 'Homeland Security'

Doug Bedell — August 16, 2017, 2:47 pm

Good Security Takes Continuing Attention, Discernment

Good security starts with continuing attentiveness to what is being kept safe from intrusion. The attendent circumstances don’t lend themselves to trivialization or distortion, as Brian Krebs discusses in a post headed “Beware of Security by Press Release”. As Krebs explains, “It goes a bit like this: A security firm releases a report claiming to […]

Doug Bedell — August 14, 2017, 4:07 pm

Security Readiness Requires Planning, Preparations

Unfortunately, the presence of vehicles driven (let’s say wielded) as weapons has been much in the news of late. That’s nothing for a barrier company to seek capitalize on, but it is the nature of current reality, and reality is our context. Here’s an excerpt from a Security InfoWatch post discussing the reality of weaponized […]

Doug Bedell — August 7, 2017, 12:19 pm

Applying Heavyweight Thinking to Lighten a Marine’s Pack

PRO Barrier Engineering is an innovative company and we look with regard on ingenuity wherever it’s applied – as in this means of reducing the pack weights Marines have to carry on their backs. DefenseTech reports on the outcome of the Marines’ 2016 Innovation Challenge (enterprising in itself), in which Staff Sgt. Alex Long has […]

Doug Bedell — July 24, 2017, 3:36 pm

U.S. Secret Service Charges Five With Credit Card Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service doesn’t just protect the President, it catches credit card fraudsters too. So advises the Dept. of Homeland Security’s blog, in reporting that the Secret Service has arrested five men for their involvement in “a sophisticated credit card and identity theft scheme.” The five have been accused of “operating a series of […]

Doug Bedell — July 17, 2017, 4:10 pm

Sports Security Boosted With First ‘Innovator Award’

Ticket-taking and sports go together, of course, but you don’t often think of sports and security together, although pros in the field do all the time. As an indication, the Security Industry Association reports that Dave Tynan, of Axis Communications, received the inaugural Sports Security Innovator Award this month at the annual conference of the […]

Doug Bedell — June 28, 2017, 2:28 pm

Girl Scouts USA to Offer Cyber Security Merit Badges

Talk about being relevant to our digital times. Reuters reports that the Girl Scouts of the USA will be offering 18 cyber security merit badges starting in September 2018. “The education program, which aims to reach as many as 1.8 million Girl Scouts in kindergarten through sixth grade,” Reuters adds, “is being developed in a […]

Doug Bedell — June 13, 2017, 10:03 am

New York City’s Security Setting

PRO Barrier Engineer Rich Lawrence provides a PDF copy of the Spring, 2017 issue of Security Director, published by ASIS International’s New York City chapter. Get caught up on how New York is meeting its security needs – a comprehensive run-through.

Doug Bedell — June 2, 2017, 11:13 am

Homeland Security Issues Semiannual Report to Congress

Government Security News advises that the Department of Homeland Security has published its Semiannual Report to Congress, and that GSN is publishing selections of its key topics. Such topics include Securing Cyberspace and Information Technology Assets, Secret Service challenges, Evaluatiion of SHS’ Information Security Program and Security Controls for the Transportation Security Administration.

Doug Bedell — May 13, 2017, 9:54 am

U.S. Beefing Up Cybersecurity Defenses

Thanks to an executive order from President Donald Trump, the U.S. is strengthening its cybersecurity defenses. Government Security News advises that: “James Carder, the chief information security officer for LogRhythm, said the executive order encompasses many of the recommendations his firm makes to its clients. In particular, Carder, who has nearly 20 years of experience […]

Doug Bedell — April 26, 2017, 2:20 pm

Premonitions from the Past – A ‘Cyber 9-11’ Looming?

DarkReading provides a scary look at the security scene before the 9-11 attacks and today. “Former CIA Director George Tenet’s statement less than two months before 9-11 that ‘the system was blinking red’”, writes Paul Kurtz, “is eerily familiar to our current threat environment in cyberspace. We have a preponderance of reporting on adversaries but […]