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.
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SecurityInfoWatch takes us into the digital chaos produced by the “Wanna Cry” ransomeware attacks. The infection was spread via a massive email spam, exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows OS, which Microsoft released a security patch for in March. Computers and networks that did not install the patch to help protect their systems are at […]
The British electorate’s vote to leave the European Union “could have profound foreign policy consequences, weakening the web of Western institutions and alliances that have helped guarantee international peace, stability, and security for the 70 years since the end of World War II,” a writer for Government Security News notes. “‘Brexit’ has no direct effect […]
Wouldn’t you know that, among many other ramifications, the British vote to leave the European Common Market will likely have cybersecurity ones as well. Not immediately, because the Brexit process is expected to take two years, but an information security impact nonetheless. The Security Ledger blog is starting to wrestle with the cyber side of […]
We’ve been mindful of the possible security risks represented by small drones, like the ‘Cicada’ drone we noted this past April. Now we can advise that Dutch police haven’t only been concerned about drones, they’re doing something about them – with the help of trained hawks. Yes, trained birds of prey as drone-killers. Check out […]
Katie Moussouris on Threat Post Op-Ed discusses developing vulnerability standards on the Internet. They’ve been advanced by “working cooperatively with the hacker community.” Presumably, that’s the friendly hacker community.
The Brussels terrorist attacks were at the capital of European unity. “Authorities captured a suspect linked to the Brussels bloodshed Wednesday,” reports In Homeland Security, “following a massive manhunt, as details emerged of the suicide attackers: two brothers who brought chaos and bloodshed to the city at the heart of European unity, according to two […]
The Naked Security blog has a hot piece of news: A defector from Islamic State has brought with him “a stolen USB drive containing a wealth of intelligence about the group’s members.” Supposedly, the information on the drive contains “the identities of 22,000 IS recruits” and personal information about them. The “memory stick” allegedly was […]
Security InfoWatch posts a review of “the biggest security stories of 2015”. “From mass shootings and terrorist attacks to large-scale mergers and acquisitions,” it leads off, “there were myriad stories that grabbed headlines this year which will forever alter the landscape of the security market.” What would you add to or remove from the list?
Here’s what seems to be a reassuring reality: The U.S., notes In Homeland Security, is separated from Europe and its “porous” borders by an ocean, making America relatively safer from the kind of marauding terrorist violence that hit Paris. Moreover, the FBI has been keeping track of Americans (about 250) “who have traveled to Iraq […]