Archives: 'Security Trends'

Doug Bedell — February 21, 2018, 4:11 pm

Truckers Increasingly Aware of the Need for Cybersecurity

Here’s an indication of how the awareness of the need for heightened cyber security keeps rolling on: DarkReading reports that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has launched “FleetCyWatch, a new service for members of the trucking industry to share threat information and report cybercrimes affecting fleet operations.” What would such a cybercrime be? From the […]

Doug Bedell — February 19, 2018, 11:34 am

Tax Preparers and Payers: Be Mindful of Banking Hackers

It’s the income tax season and Brian Krebs writes about “identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud” – another form of security challenge. They’re hackers. They hunt through bank accounts looking for large deposits from the Internal Revenue Service from tax refunds. In the Oklahoma City area, says an official of the Oklahoma Bankers […]

Doug Bedell — February 18, 2018, 10:48 am

A City Ranked ‘Safe’ Had a School Shooting Regardless

In terms of security, Parkland, Fla.,where the latest school shootings occurred, was ranked as on of the safest cities in the U.S., Security InfoWatch notes. “Parkland is an affluent residential community that backs up to the Everglades. The school was named to honor Stoneman Douglas, an environmentalist who fought to protect Florida’s Everglades. In fact, […]

Doug Bedell — February 6, 2018, 5:18 pm

Small Business People: You’re Increasingly Under Cyber Attack

Small businesses across the U.S. are increasingly finding themselves the victims of cyber crimes, reports Security Info Watch. “Small businesses across the country,” says the Info Watch post, “are finding that they have suddenly emerged as potential targets of both nefarious solo hackers looking to steal personal information or engage in ransomware scenarios, as well […]

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2018, 3:51 pm

‘Security’ Often Isn’t Secure Enough

Security isn’t always simply security. You have to consider what you’re possibly securing against, as well as what you’re doing about it. “Depending on how you arrived at the list of your services,” advises the Security Executive Council, “the issue may be you are only providing discrete security services and not an overall comprehensive security […]

Doug Bedell — January 23, 2018, 3:08 pm

U.S. Marines Looking for More Than a Few Good Hackers

The U.S. Marine Corps., reports Defense Tech, is recruiting cyber operations specialists who will be assured of careers as Marine cyber security and hacking experts. “Join the Marines and serve at a keyboard,” might well be the slogan of corps’ recruiters. Security has come to rest on more than battlefield tactics. “‘Anybody in here a […]

Doug Bedell — January 15, 2018, 10:20 am

Online Schooling in Homeland Security Available Here…

Want to do some home schooling in security? You might consider earning an online degree or certificate for homeland security professionals from American Military University (AMU) in CharlesTown, West Virginia. “Our instructors,” AMU advises, “are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders. American […]

Doug Bedell — January 13, 2018, 3:12 pm

Facial Recognition Catching on as a Means of Security Scanning

Bruce Schneier leads us to a report that facial scans are growing as the security feature of choice in a growing number of retail settings. As an example, CEO John Miller of the California hamburger chain Caliburger says “Our goal for 2018 is to replace credit card swipes with face-based payments. Facial recognition is part […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2018, 2:08 pm

New Body Camera for Security Uses Coming Up

Security InfoWatch provides a preview of a new body camera, the Time Machine Camera by Roader, a Holland-based startup. Along with a discussion of the nature of the upcoming camera (this spring), InfoWatch notes that Roader has “pitched this product to the security guard industry and what they like about it is you’re not recording […]

Doug Bedell — January 2, 2018, 4:18 pm

Staying Out of CyberSecurity’s ‘Upside Down’

On DarkReading, Carol Clark describes the alternative reality of cybersecurity turned upside down, describing it as “an alternative reality where none of us wants to be.” That’s because a breach “stops business, costs millions, and can have an incalculable impact on current and future customers.” Whether a cybersecurity breach is this catastrophic or not, it’s […]