Archives: 'Security Trends'

Doug Bedell — January 22, 2020, 12:24 pm

PRO Barrier Introduces a Multi-Purpose Portable Barrier

PRO Barrier has a new portable barrier, the PB-12, for use anywhere. You can see it here. The PB-12 can be readily deployed to control traffic at parades, construction sites, VIP appearances, military bases, farmers markets and street fairs. The new barrier is manually operated; it doesn’t require electric power or conventional hydraulic systems. When […]

Doug Bedell — January 20, 2020, 11:08 am

Getting Ready: FBI Gears Up for the 2020 Presidential Election

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is getting ready for another presidential election season, with security concerns foremost in mind. Danny Bradbury on the Naked Security blog reports that “This year is shaping up to be the most challenging yet when it comes to election security. In 2020, cyberattacks against the US election will be […]

Doug Bedell — January 17, 2020, 1:28 pm

Not Much Chance of a Draft Again – Ever

Wes O’Donnell on the In Homeland Security blog ponders the chances of a military draft being reinstated someday and considers them virtually non-existent. “WW3Draft” became a top social media trending item after President Trump directed the killing of Qasem Solemani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. And the website of the Selective […]

Doug Bedell — January 13, 2020, 1:25 pm

Holy Hackers, Looks Like They’re Having Fun!

Here, on Securityweekly.com, is a nifty profile of computer hackers. Looks like a jolly bunch of folks, no? Call that a definition of hacking instead. Hacking is… Paul Asadoorian of Security Weekly lists 14 elements in a definition of hackers. We might as well quit commenting on this subject. There’s nothing more to be said […]

Doug Bedell — January 10, 2020, 12:52 pm

Iran Suspected of a Hacking Surge

Alertness remains a necessity in protecting websites from hackers, Silviu Stahie advises on the Hot for Security website. “If the latest reports are to be believed,” he warns, “Iran-backed hackers are probing U.S. critical infrastructure by using password-spraying attacks, looking for weakness and human laziness.” He continues: “It’s no surprise, that, following the conflict between […]

Doug Bedell — January 3, 2020, 1:16 pm

Focused on the Web, Don’t Overlook Physical Access Control

With a growing focus on cyber, or computer, security in 2020, don’t overlook the risks of physical security as well, Vidya Muthukrishnan advises on The Last Watchdog blog. (We’d include the control of vehicle access to sensitive locations too_) “Traditional examples of physical security,” Ms. Muthukrishnan notes, “include junction boxes, feeder pillars, and CCTV security […]

Doug Bedell — December 30, 2019, 4:52 pm

A Dire Web Security Outlook for 2020

SecurityInformationWatch.com provides predictions of what security on the Internet will be like in 2020 – worse than ever. “We will see an increase in attacks on IoT devices, including smart home devices, home automation systems and more. We might see new forms of IoT financial cybercrime, building on first-generation IoT attacks on ATMs and their […]

Doug Bedell — December 27, 2019, 1:23 pm

Who’s at the Door? Check Via a Video Doorbell

Security protection can be provided by gadgets, one of which is a video doorbell for your home or office. When the doorbell rings, check who’s out there on your smartphone or computer. Read up on the “Best video doorbells of 2020” at this site.

Doug Bedell — December 23, 2019, 4:18 pm

Know Your Organization – What Hackers Might Want to Hit

Know your organization. What are your most valuable online assets? Know these things and you can better plan to protect them. That’s today’s message from InPublicSafety.com, and it’s a timely one. “It is critical,” writes Dr. Kevin Harris, of American Military University, “that leaders determine what organizational assets are the most valuable and thus what […]

Doug Bedell — December 20, 2019, 10:57 am

Video Surveillance a Huge Security Market