Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

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 SecurityInfowatch.com 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. […]

Doug Bedell — September 20, 2021, 12:46 pm

Walmart Hit by a Fake Press Release

The borderline between real and fake on the Internet keeps getting extended. Graham Cluley on Bitdefender reports how Walmart’s name was used in a bogus press release that it would accept the cryptocurrency Litecoin “as a form of payment at its retail stores across America”. The trouble was, it hadn’t done any such thing. “Instead, […]

Doug Bedell — September 18, 2021, 10:09 am

Employers: Working From Outside an Office Invites Cyber Risks

Cyber security presents a growing risk as employees work from home or elsewhere outside an office. Ian Barker on beta news advises that “Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of office workers have experienced a data breach, yet 12 percent say nothing will make them take cyber security more seriously, and a third won’t take extra […]

Doug Bedell — September 10, 2021, 11:28 am

Proof of How Taxing Organizational Security Can Be

Maintaining organizational security during the pandemic has been a continuing challenge. Ian Barker on betanews writes: “A new report from HP Wolf Security reveals that 76 percent of IT teams admit security has taken a backseat to business continuity during the pandemic, while 91 percent feel pressure to compromise security for business continuity. “It also […]

Doug Bedell — September 8, 2021, 1:41 pm

Setting Up a Cybersecurity Operations Center

For larger-size organizations, the pressures of keeping ahead of cybersecurity challenges might suggest setting up a Security Operations Center. The GBHackers on Security site shows how that can be done “Today’s Cyber security operations center (CSOC),” Balaji N writes, “should have everything it needs to mount a competent defense of the ever-changing information technology (IT) […]

Doug Bedell — September 6, 2021, 2:06 pm

Mindfulness Matters; It’s Us, Not the Technology

“What if all our Culture War problems we’re having right now aren’t tech problems,” Daniel Miessler wonders, “but rather are the result of large groups of humans communicating – which is enabled by technology. In other words, what if technology is just a means of exposing the ugliness that exists within humans? And specifically, ugliness […]