Archives: 'Security Trends'

Doug Bedell — October 18, 2017, 11:06 am

October: ‘National Cyber Security Awareness Month’

The Department of Homeland Security advises that October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”. That makes it a good time to provide a renewed list of cybersecurity safety tips. They come down to be alert, be updated, and love those passwords! Seriously, cybersecurity is requiring increasing attention, and will continue to do so.

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2017, 2:50 pm

Uncovering Security Realities at the Las Vegas Scene

Much as we’d like to put behind us the massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, there is much to be learned from an actual security crisis. And one, argues Tom M. Conley, on the Security magazine blog that amounted to “a catastrophic security failure.” (Conley is the President and CEO of the […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2017, 2:07 pm

Organizations, Including Cities, Towns and Enterprises, Need to Take Securty Risks Whole

The Security Executive Council provides a unified look at what it takes to insure security in an organization. There are a host of factors, from executive management to quality oversight and more, that influence organizational security. The need is to avoid a siloed approach to risk assessment and avoidance, yet such “tunnel vision” frequently hampers […]

Doug Bedell — October 9, 2017, 9:47 am

Vehicle Barriers Being Deployed in European Cities

European cities have been installing vehicle barriers on their streets after a series of of attacks using cars, vans and trucks, The New York Times reports., Barriers being deployed in Britain, Germany, and France, for example, portable as well as solid designs. Some portable barriers are designed to resemble flower pots and sculptures. The head […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2017, 2:17 pm

Las Vegas Massacre Becomes a New Security Threshold

Quoting experts, Joel Griffin on the Security InfoWatch blog thinks the Las Vegas shooting massacre “will likely serve as a game-changing incident for the security industry.” From hotel front desks and room service staffs to stadiums and open-air venues, the question will consistently become, “Are we sure we’re secure. Do we realize what could happen […]

Doug Bedell — October 4, 2017, 11:24 am

London Police Deploy Barrier ‘Nets’ as Unwelcome Mats

British police now have a technique of throwing out what you might call “unwelcome nets” to stop vehicle terror attacks. The Washington Post reports that the nets, actually called Talon, contain barbs that “are designed to puncture and grip the tires, while the plastic netting becomes entangled in the vehicle’s front wheels, bringing the driver […]

Doug Bedell — October 3, 2017, 9:36 am

How the ‘Feds’ Handle Access Security

Security at authorized entry points with established protocols has its own challenges, the U.S. government has found, and Government Security News reports. Federal facilities typically issue PIV/CAC access credentials for long-term employees and contractors “but still have to rely on traditional physical access credentials for the rest of their population,” GSN notes. “Mixing technologies can […]

Doug Bedell — September 29, 2017, 3:38 pm

12th Homeland Security Week Conference Coming Up

The 12th annual Homeland Security Week conference will be held Oct. 24-27 in Washington, the Homeland Security blog advises. “The conference brings together some of the country’s top subject matter experts in fields related to national security, intelligence, counterterrorism, border security, biometrics, cybersecurity and many more industries.” Here’s more about the conference, which was begun […]

Doug Bedell — September 27, 2017, 10:32 am

Police Using Garbage Trucks Against Vehicle Terror Attacks

Police have been getting creative in protecting against vehicle terror attacks – even to using garbage trucks as security barriers. That was the thrust this month in a National Public Radio report explaining “why the garbage truck is on the cutting edge of law enforcement.” “Even the Trump tower in Manhattan has been encircled by […]

Doug Bedell — September 22, 2017, 12:10 pm

Computer Hacking: A Top-Ranking Security Concern

Evidence that the security of using the Internet is a growing concern comes in a Dark Reading post headed “Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat”. Criminal hacking scored above air pollution and disposal of hazardous waste in landfills as concerns of the 740 respondents in an online survey. “It’s pure speculation on […]