Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — June 23, 2017, 10:41 am

Preview of Web Security Tools Coming Up

Ericka Chickowski on the DarkReading blog provides a preview of “8 hot hacking tools” that are expected to be “revealed and released” next month at the Black Hat USA meeting in Las Vegas. These are tools for “white hats,” the good guys, to have and understand in the continually plaguing effort to keep the Internet […]

Doug Bedell — June 8, 2017, 3:40 pm

Become an “A” Student of Cyber Security

Cyber security – we’ve been on this subject before, but it’s one that bears repeating and refining. Computer breaches are becoming all too common so Diane Griffin on the Security Directions E-Magazine offers “5 Ways to Strengthen Your Cyber Security”. It’s a post from last year, but one that remains applicable today. Ms. Griffin advises: […]

Doug Bedell — June 6, 2017, 8:43 am

Schools Being Protected From a Security Control Center

The public schools in Littleton, Colorado, are demonstrating how security principles can be applied to an entire school system, with the state of the electronic art monitored from a single control center. “Staff,” advises the Security Industry Association, “can watch video feeds displayed on a wall of 16 screens and view access control information for […]

Doug Bedell — May 17, 2017, 8:05 am

Insight Into the ‘Wanna Cry’ Ransomware Attacks

SecurityInfoWatch takes us into the digital chaos produced by the “Wanna Cry” ransomeware attacks. The infection was spread via a massive email spam, exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows OS, which Microsoft released a security patch for in March. Computers and networks that did not install the patch to help protect their systems are at […]

Doug Bedell — May 7, 2017, 8:50 pm

Beware What You Think You See If You’re Meddling In Security

On DarkReading, Joshua Goldfarb provides a meditation on rushing to judgement and/or mocking the makers of mistakes. “Do you think that if someone were to mock me,” Joshua asks, “it would make me feel better about the mistake I’ve made, or somehow encourage me to learn from it?” Just the opposite. “Mocking people causes them […]

Doug Bedell — May 3, 2017, 8:59 am

Beware: Small Businesses Subject To Hacking Too

Big businesses or small – both sizes are subject to cyber security attacks. There’s no safety in smugness for either size. Security Infowatch warns that “Many small businesses fall under the false impression that criminals will only target large or even medium-sized businesses given the higher potential pay out; however, nearly half of all cyber-attacks […]

Doug Bedell — May 1, 2017, 9:56 pm

‘Penetration Testers’ Can Readily Check Your Security

If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of the security measures you’ve taken at your workplace – and you should have, actually – consider hiring or retaining penetration testers – or “pentesters” for short. That’s the advice of SecurityInfoWatch in a post, “Inside the Mind of Hackers”. This holds for both perimeter and digital […]

Doug Bedell — April 26, 2017, 2:20 pm

Premonitions from the Past – A ‘Cyber 9-11’ Looming?

DarkReading provides a scary look at the security scene before the 9-11 attacks and today. “Former CIA Director George Tenet’s statement less than two months before 9-11 that ‘the system was blinking red’”, writes Paul Kurtz, “is eerily familiar to our current threat environment in cyberspace. We have a preponderance of reporting on adversaries but […]

Doug Bedell — April 21, 2017, 10:34 pm

Robots Marching In…

New pieces of security gear continue to arrive on the scene – security robots. Briefs noted the arrival of security robots (along with drones and virtual reality) in a post last February, and they keep coming on. The Security Magazine blog has the International Federation of Robots (IFR) projecting that “the number/use of industrial robots […]

Doug Bedell — April 19, 2017, 9:02 am

Pittsburgh Prepares for Smog, a Summer Security Concern

While this post is afield from perimeter security, it’s a great example of being prepared for adversity, a basic security tenet. Government Security News reports on an “emergency preparedness resilience workshop” by the City of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix on the subject of . . . smog. […]