Archives: 'Business Risk 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 26, 2021, 1:30 pm

‘Flash Mobs’ Sack Stores in Other Than a Holiday Spirit

Flash mob, flash rob – whatever you call it, it’s astounding how, as Today in Security reports, in Walnut Creek, California, “Approximately 80 people perpetrated a coordinated attack on a Nordstrom department store just before it closed at 9:00 p.m. A reporter from the local NBC affiliate saw dozens of people swarm the store, armed […]

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 10, 2021, 2:49 pm

A Pro’s Recommendation for Maintaining Passwords

Elie Bursztein offers “10 easy steps for staying online.” His “most important rule for being safe online is to choose a different hard-to-guess password for each website you use”. For that, unless you choose to keep your own list of passwords, Burzstein recommends 1password. “The most important rule for being safe online is to choose […]

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 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 […]

Doug Bedell — October 4, 2021, 1:51 pm

Do Your Holiday Shopping Early – ‘The Supply Chain Is a Mess’

If you haven’t heard, this year’s holiday shopping period is likely to be frustrating – high demand with a low supply of goods. That’s because, PC Magazine explains, “The global supply chain is a mess.” “It all started with COVID-19. The pandemic has been disrupting manufacturing, driving up demand for computing at home, and causing […]

Doug Bedell — October 1, 2021, 10:36 am

Equipping Hospital Workers With ‘Panic Buttons’

Stress levels at a Missouri hospital are prompting health care workers there to wear panic buttons. “Pushing the button,” an Associated Press story advises, “will immediately alert hospital security, launching a tracking system that will send help to the endangered worker. The hospital hopes to have the system operational by the end of the year.” […]

Doug Bedell — September 29, 2021, 9:42 am

Looking for a Security Industry Job? Here’s a Site to Check Out

Trying to rebound from setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, with skills in the electronic security field? The Security Industry Association website can help. It’s providing a link to job listings from the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST). “FAST”, SIA explains, “is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in […]

Doug Bedell — September 22, 2021, 12:07 pm

Building a ‘Thoughtful Security Culture’

Perry Carpenter on advises on creating a “thoughtful security culture”. “Awareness of the critical importance of data security,” he writes, “has been heightened during the pandemic with high-profile security breaches frequently in the news.” “By understanding their current state,” Carpenter adds, “organizations can take steps to make improvements and close gaps where most needed. […]