Archives: 'Security Planning'

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 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 2, 2018, 4:36 pm

Guards or Not? A Pertinent Security Choice

Let’s take a look, courtesy of Security InfoWatch, at the human side of security. We’re using talking about security hardware or techniques. Here’s discussion of whether protection should be provided by in-house people or contracted to outsiders. “On the surface,” says InfoWatch, “it would seem like the decision to outsource security to a third party […]

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 21, 2018, 10:55 am

Security ‘Rings’ Enable Internal Protection

To be sure you’re as protected as you need to be, think of site security in phases, working inward. There’s the perimeter (fencing), access spaces (vehicle barriers and personnel checks), door locks and, inside, computer and other electronic protections. SecurityInfoWatch lays all this out nicely, noting that “The concept that is commonly referred to as […]

Doug Bedell — January 19, 2018, 12:32 pm

Troops Will Have Wi-Fi On Any Future Battlefields

While not an explanation of how it’s achieved, Defense Tech discusses something you’ll be interested in knowing about – Secure Wi-Fi technology that’s now available in “the fast-moving world of battlefield communications”. “The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,” Defense Tech reports, “successfully piloted the Wi-Fi capability during decisive action training at the […]

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 […]