Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — July 8, 2020, 3:11 pm

‘Phishing’ E-Mails Need to be Trashed

We need to be wary of the veracity of e-mails we receive. In other words, don’t fall for phishing e=mails. They can be costly, the Hot for Security blog advises. “New research from German insurer HSB reveals an increase in suspicious emails targeting small businesses across the United States over the past year, the post […]

Doug Bedell — July 6, 2020, 1:43 pm

Be Advised of Scammers Posing as ‘Contact Tracers’

Scammers seeking to capitalize on coronavirus contact tracing are about as brazen as trouble makers can get, Dr. Jarrod Sadulski on the InPublicSafety blog advises. “As the coronavirus pandemic evolved,” he reports, “local health departments have been very proactive in contact tracing. Intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, contact tracing involves identifying other […]

Doug Bedell — July 3, 2020, 8:49 am

Making Airline Travel Safe From COVID-19

Three federal agencies – the Department of Transportation, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services – have issued joint guidance “for airlines and airports to mitigate the public health risks of Coronavirus”. It’s called “Runway to Recovery,” and is aimed at “facilitating safe air travel”. “The guidelines call for public health measures to be implemented […]

Doug Bedell — June 29, 2020, 3:26 pm

A Security Blog Advises of China’s Capability ‘To Melt U.S. Power Grid’

Here’s a troubling report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, via InHomelandSecurity.com, that “China has a ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon.” The post advises that “The key takeaway, according to Dr. Peter Pry, executive director of the department’s EMP task force, is that China now has super-EMP weapons, […]

Doug Bedell — June 26, 2020, 10:21 am

Collectively, It’s Been Some Year – First Responders Worn Thin

The COVID-19 pandemic, civil disturbances still going on, a severe hurricane season likely, and a likely resurgence of COVID-19 – how much stress, an In Public Safety blogger asks, can first responders, especially, take? “The COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging effects is a disaster event that most first responders have never experienced during their careers. […]

Doug Bedell — June 24, 2020, 12:35 pm

Digital Hazards of Working From Home – Hackers at the Ready

Think it’s safe to work from home? Maybe so, but precautions have to be taken against digital intruders. SecurityInfowatch makes this observation: “Many users have been surprised at how easy it is to work from home and keep in touch with colleagues and clients via applications like Zoom and Skype. “But many cybersecurity experts have […]

Doug Bedell — June 22, 2020, 2:29 pm

Like Web ‘Phishers’; They Could Be Costly…

The NoticeBored.com blog provides an update on trends in “phishing” attacks on possibly unsuspecting computer users. Phishing, a web security concern, occurs when an intruder “disguises oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication”. “Sometimes,” advises the writer, “I notice spear phishing where the phishers appear to have done a bit of research, crafting […]

Doug Bedell — June 17, 2020, 2:18 pm

Security Always Key In ‘Working From Home’ Trend

Another take on the Covid-19-prompted working from home trend, this from the InsiderPro blog: “Does moving more of the workforce permanently remote require remediation in the months to come? “The crisis has ‘appropriately proven to many executives they can run their companies from home,’ Davis says. Former Gartner analyst and global growth evangelist for Salesforce, […]

Doug Bedell — June 1, 2020, 3:43 pm

Give Passwords Primacy to Avoid Web Security Breaches

Here’s a tutorial on the importance, in security terms, of changing your password should your website be breached. It’s on the techxplore site, but has been called to our attention by tech whiz Bruce Schneier. Believe it or not, the study advises that most computer users don’t change their passwords if their site is breached. […]

Doug Bedell — May 29, 2020, 12:18 pm

Security Marketing Without Tradeshows

A timely question indeed, from SecurityInfoWatch: With in-person trade shows all but shelved, “how can security industry manufacturers launch new products?” Think: How do customers want to receive information from you, not how many customers you have. Do livestream broadcasting “via YouTube or a similar platform” and promote your offerings through email marketing. Help customers […]