Archives: 'Security Planning'

Doug Bedell — April 22, 2019, 11:26 am

Social Media a Security Threat If Not Used Carefully In Business

For businesses using social media, as many now do, here’s a primer from DarkReading on “Tips to Protect Your Business Against Social Media Mistakes.” Avoid being casual in the use of social media for business. “It’s clear that many employees cannot always dedicate the time needed to properly manage corporate accounts. This is where mistakes […]

Doug Bedell — April 17, 2019, 9:29 am

Bruce Schneier’s New Book on Internet Security Perils

You can’t spend much time on a computer anymore without recognizing that the possibilities for intrusion, even actual meddling, are growing. Digital security is an ever-increasing challenge. Bruce Schneier, bless him, has published a new book, “Click Here to Kill Everybody,” on internet perils. “Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected […]

Doug Bedell — April 15, 2019, 7:01 pm

Mental Resilience Needed for Security Heroics

We seem to be encountering a lot of information, and concern, for a possibly overlooked aspect of security preparedness – the spiritual and mental readiness to respond effectively. Technical skills are important, surely. “But where were the drills to make sure my firefighters were taking care of themselves?” Eric Brenneman asks. He’s a contributor to […]

Doug Bedell — April 12, 2019, 2:28 pm

More on a Big Security Subject: Police Officer Stress

Here’s further treatment of an important security subject: police officer stress, again from the In Public Safety blog. We tend to think that police officers hold all the cards, yet we’re advised that “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs as a result of experiencing traumatic events, which are part of the job in policing. According to […]

Doug Bedell — April 10, 2019, 9:23 am

Protecting Corporate Data from Cyber Attack

Businesses, advises Clearswift.com, need to train employees to protect the data they have access to from hackers and other security intruders. “A well-trained employee should be able to answer the three data security questions, ‘What’, ‘Where’ and ‘How’: “• What data is considered valuable to the business (and therefore to cybercriminals)? “• Where is this […]

Doug Bedell — April 8, 2019, 10:34 am

A Reality of the Job Market: Police Officers Getting Harder to Recruit

It’s getting harder to recruit a new policeman. Dr. Jarrod Sadulski, faculty Member, Criminal Justice, American University, writes on In Public Safety that “governments are having more difficulty filling police positions than any other category of government personnel.” In this context, “high-ranking police supervisors and administrators play an important role in strengthening officer commitment. When […]

Doug Bedell — April 5, 2019, 9:10 am

President Trump Issues an Order on Being Prepared for an EMP (If That’s Even Possible)

There’s no denying the importance of a security action taken by President Trump – an executive order he’s issued on preparing America to survive an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). In Homeland Security notes that EMPs “are not a new concern” – just one so menacing that it’s hard to know how to begin describing one that […]

Doug Bedell — April 3, 2019, 4:23 pm

Bruce Schneier Recommends a Read, If you Have the Time, of Course

Bruce Schneier is such a renowned security guru that when he recommends immersion in a report like “Personal Data: Political Persuasion, Inside the influence Industry. How it works.”, we should all turn to it. Trouble is, the text is many pages long, so we can only recommend it if you have the time for sampling […]

Doug Bedell — April 1, 2019, 10:41 am

Janet Napolitano Lists ‘the Big Security Threats’

What are the big security threats in our times? Janet Napolitano, the former Secretary of Homeland Security should know. She sees them as global warming and climate change, cyber security and attacks on U.S. elections, and “the rise of mass gun violence”. Her views are presented on the In Homeland Security blog. If they make […]

Doug Bedell — March 29, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hackers Are Waging Digital War Against Businesses

Hackers, Security InfoWatch advises, are getting to the core of our access control systems and we’re only beginning to fight back. “They typically start with hardware, such as wireless components or system controllers, which will give them access to specific computers. Then, those computers may give them access to both the target’s external and internal […]