Archives: 'Security Planning'

Doug Bedell — November 29, 2021, 11:46 am

Security Incident Reports: Keep Them Plain-Spoken

Offering security guard tips, Casey Evans on the Silvertrqc site advises that incident reports should kept clearcut. “Remember,” he says, “the basics.” “The Who: Who were the individuals involved? Were you able to collect contact information or a visual description of the persons involved? Make “sure you remain courteous and objective when describing others. “The […]

Doug Bedell — November 24, 2021, 1:41 pm

Radar Might Be Advisable for Secure Perimeter Fencing

For securing critically important areas, a barbed wire-topped fence may not be enough, advises. Radar might be added to insure redundancy. Where perimeter protection is essential – as at utilities and airports – “it is imperative to deploy multiple best-in-class sensors to improve detection times and deliver real-time, dynamic situational awareness to security personnel. […]

Doug Bedell — November 17, 2021, 1:10 pm

‘Truth Decay’ a Threat to National Security

From the Homeland Security Digital Library comes an advisory from the Rand Corporation on the decay of truth in news reporting. That’s important because national security depends on an accurate shared understanding of daily events worldwide. Rand focuses on “Tracking news manipulation by state actors”. “The world,” it explains, “is experiencing a crisis related to […]

Doug Bedell — November 15, 2021, 9:04 am

Dept. of Homeland Security Seeking to Recruit ‘World-Class Cyber Talent’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced “a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals” – the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS). Its aim is “to recruit and retain world-class cyber talent”. “The DHS Cybersecurity Talent Management System fundamentally re-imagines how the […]

Doug Bedell — November 12, 2021, 3:02 pm

Significant New Funding Likely for Cybersecurity Programs

The Security Industry Association (SIA) provides a rundown of what the recently passed, and about to be signed by President Biden, $1.2 trillion infrastructure package “means for security and life safety companies”. There will be $39 billion for public transit, $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, $25 billion for airports, $17 billion for port […]

Doug Bedell — November 8, 2021, 4:57 pm

Combating Cyberattacks at Small to Midsize Businesses

Small to midsize businesses can be especially challenged by cyberattacks. Here are four tips from John Roman on the Dark Reading blog on combatting cyber attacks. 1. Educate Yourself. “Business owners often think, ‘It won’t happen to me,’ when in reality, it’s not a matter of if a cyberattack will happen, but when.” 2. Adopt […]

Doug Bedell — October 29, 2021, 3:04 pm

Especially During a Pandemic, Mail May Include Security Risks

If you’re in business, especially during a pandemic, the security of your incoming mail may need attention, Steve Lasky advises on “In a time of a pandemic, economic uncertainties and social unrest,” Lasky writes, “organizational threats to the mailroom may come in many different forms. Former and current employees looking to settle a score […]

Doug Bedell — October 18, 2021, 3:14 pm

Learning What Goes Into Winning Federal Grants

Looking toward the federal government as a source of grant money? Well, the Security Industry Association (SIA) “is launching the first-ever industry training program designed to help security businesses take advantage of government funding opportunities.” The SIA website explains: “From identifying applicable grant programs and completing application forms to managing grant awards and ensuring compliance […]

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2021, 8:03 am

Google to the Rescue: Creates a ‘Cybersecurity Action Team’

Acting against cybersecurity threats, Google has created a Cybersecurity Action Team with “the singular mission of supporting the security and digital transformation of governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises, and small businesses.” “In pursuit of this mission,” Google explains, “the team will provide services in four key areas: strategic advisory, trust and compliance, security customer and solutions […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2021, 2:00 pm

Computer Threats Keep Growing in an Internet-Fueled World

Cyber criminals keep upping the stakes in security challenges of businesses that are ill-equipped to contend with them, the ITProPortol site advises. “Modern cybercriminals engage in all sorts of malicious activities, from four-dimensional ransomware attacks (ransomware in the back-end, DDoS in the front-end, data theft and intimidation), to cloud-based cryptomining, business email compromise and various […]