Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — August 16, 2019, 10:29 am

Looking for a Tech Job? Hone Your Cybersecurity Skills

There’s a booming market for people with cybersecurity skills and not enough of them, Security Infowatch advises. “The growing cyberattack surface, ongoing regulations and requirements, and the endless onslaught of digital threats have necessitated more adept personnel than ever before, yet the security skills chasm is only widening. Recent estimates, according to (ISC)², place the […]

Doug Bedell — August 9, 2019, 12:24 pm

Workplace Security Training: ‘Learning to Swim from a Textbook’

Security awareness training isn’t provided enough, or effectively enough, in workplaces, Omer Taran argues on SecurityInfowatch.com. “Security awareness training has existed for decades — yet in all that time, it seems as if it hasn’t reached the level of effectiveness we hoped for,” Taran writes. “…Anywhere from 35-80% of security breaches start with employee involvement, […]

Doug Bedell — July 25, 2019, 11:49 am

‘Zero Trust’ an Important Approach to Computer Security

Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog blog provides a discussion of the Zero Trust approach to computer networks. “All of this evangelizing of a ‘never trust, always verify’ posture has incrementally gained converts among early-adopter enterprises,” he writes. Acohido focuses on a visit he made to Portsys, “a US-based supplier of advanced identity and […]

Doug Bedell — July 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

Meet a Foe of Cybersecurity Risks to Small Businesses

Here’s a discussion of what small businesses are doing in seeking to overcome cybersecurity risks and function safely on the Internet. Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog provides information that is well worth spending time with in the interest of small business web security. “A recent survey of more than 1,000 senior execs and […]

Doug Bedell — July 13, 2019, 9:42 am

Maitaining Corporate IT Security: A Vexing Challenge

Protection against computer security attacks is becoming daunting for corporate IT managers, Danny Bradbury advises on the Naked Security blog. This after a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries. “According to the survey, two out of three organizations (68%) suffered a cyber attack in 2018 that they were unable to prevent from entering […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2019, 7:59 am

Does the U.S. Need a Department of Cybersecurity?

Something to consider as we keep hearing about computer break-ins and hacking: To enhance cyber security, maybe the U.S. needs a cabinet-level Department of Cybersecurity. This possibility is raised by the In Homeland Security blog, which warns that “The U.S. is more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks from foreign adversaries who attempt to penetrate vital […]

Doug Bedell — July 8, 2019, 2:57 pm

Cyber Security Portents For the Year Ahead

The Security Ledger site reports on premonitions held by security professionals as they prepare to assemble for the Black Hat event coming up in Las Vegas August 7th and 8th. The Ledger titles the post: “Ahead of Black Hat: Fear and Pessimism in Las Vegas”. Ahead of Black Hat, “A survey of information security professionals […]

Doug Bedell — July 1, 2019, 8:58 pm

Security Can Hinge on Digital Evidence; Suggestions For Preserving It

More and more we’re finding security discussed in digital terms. Here’s an example, from In Public Safety, “Countering Criminals’ Attempts to Destroy Digital Evidence”. Evidence can be collected from smartphones and computers. Police officers need to be mindful of collecting digital devices before they can be wiped clean. That becomes like playing cat and mouse […]

Doug Bedell — June 28, 2019, 11:42 am

Keyless Locks Can Pose a Security RiskToo

It looks appealing to have a door lock that doesn’t open with a key, but beware of keyless smart locks, advises ThreatPost. “Ultraloq is a Bluetooth fingerprint and touchscreen door lock sold for about $200.” ThreatPost reports. “It allows a user to use either fingerprints or a PIN for local access to a building. Ultraloq […]

Doug Bedell — June 26, 2019, 12:02 pm

Security Enhanced By Academic Learning

Eric W. Adams on In Public Safety reports on how choosing the right set of instructors and coursework added to his is proficiency in security, in his case intelligence work. “In one of my early graduate classes, INTL501 Strategic Intelligence,” Adams explains, “the professor focused on strategic intelligence analysis and assessments of nation states around […]