Archives: 'Security Trends'

Doug Bedell — April 16, 2018, 1:13 pm

Brian Krebs: A Tax Season Security Warning

It’s not only whether you’re comfortable with your own digital security defenses. Mention your concern about digital security to your tax preparer and anyone else who gives you close-up financial advice and has access to your financial records. These “helper” pros need to be digitally secure too. What do they say about that? Brian Krebs, […]

Doug Bedell — April 6, 2018, 1:21 pm

Healthcare, Too, Can Be Hit By Cyber Attacks

We’re not expressly endorsing the SecurityMetrics Health Network Portal, but it’s certainly noteworthy that the healthcare industry was hit by 23.7 percent of total cyber data breaches last year, as the SecurityMetrics blog notes. Healthcare IT News displays “The biggest healthcare breaches of 2017” in a click-along format here. As it’s been demonstrated repeatedly, no […]

Doug Bedell — April 4, 2018, 2:50 pm

Women Policing the Cybersecurity Realm

Barrier Briefs is about security, not gender diversity. Yet it’s pleasing to note that the Dark Reading blog is introducing “10 Women In Security You May Not Know But Should”. That’s cybersecurity, but it’s even more interesting to learn that women are increasingly present in one of the innermost realms of the security profession. “In […]

Doug Bedell — March 28, 2018, 2:04 pm

Critical U.S. Facilities Subject to Cyberattacks; Do We Care?

We don’t mean to to “crying wolf,” just insuring that you’re mindful of how critical facilities in the U.S. have become, at least theoretically, subject to attack via the Internet. In Homeland Security is hereby alerting us to that possibility: “One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, […]

Doug Bedell — March 26, 2018, 3:20 pm

‘Pass the Hat’ Is No Joke In Maintaining Cybesecurity

With cybersecurity a steadily growing concern, you’ll want to consider who has the prime responsibility for keeping up with security developments in your business. Depending on your organization’s size and scope, DarkReading notes, that could be one or more of seven executive title holders – from the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Chief […]

Doug Bedell — March 21, 2018, 10:37 am

Outdated Operating Systems a Boon to Hackers

Everybody using computers, including manufacturers, needs to understand the risks of cybersecurity, notes the Threat Post blog, but not too many do, at least fully. Reference a speaker at Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit earlier this month: “Dewan Chowdhury, founder of MalCrawler, said that many robotics that work as part of industrial systems on manufacturing […]

Doug Bedell — March 20, 2018, 10:27 am

Another Advisory on Protecting Against Email ‘Phishing’

Beware of attack by an email message, a tactic known as “phishing”. It’s seen as the “No. 1 cyber security security threat.” A survey by Clearswift of business decision makers and employees in the UK, US, Germany and Australia “ranked phishing emails as the top threat when asked what they saw as the biggest cybersecurity […]

Doug Bedell — March 16, 2018, 3:51 pm

Notes Taken on the Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings

Here’s a post on the Security Magazine blog by a father and his daughter, who attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a shooter caused terror and death recently. Shortly after the shootings, Oren Alter housed several of his daughter, Yuval’s, friends who could not get home immediately. Their wanted to talk about […]

Doug Bedell — March 7, 2018, 2:45 pm

U.S. Homeland Security Head Discusses Digital Terrorism

You can get first-hand insight into the challenge of deterring terrorism conducted via the Web and computer channels by tuning into U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nelson at the recent 2018 Degital Forum on Terrorism Prevention held in Silicon Valley. The department’s blog post includes a link to the discussion. “The all-day […]

Doug Bedell — March 2, 2018, 12:30 pm

Scanning for Personal Security Data on Computers

Stay a few steps ahead of data security disrupters/thieves by using a data scanner like PIIscan (personally identifiable information) is advice to be found on the Security Metrics blog. It’s troubling that we need to keep suggesting computer security mechanisms, but that’s the nature of today’s sometimes intrusive digital world. “Personally Identifiable Information (PII),” says […]