Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — April 20, 2018, 10:36 am

Cyber-Security-Safe In Your Home Office? Maybe Not

Not even a home office might be safe from cyber security attacks. This after a warning from the British and American governments about the proclivities of Russian hackers, including even home offices. As reported by Forbes, the warning came in a joint announcement from British intelligence, the National Security Council (NSC), the DHS and the […]

Doug Bedell — April 18, 2018, 12:14 pm

Digital Firms Becoming Aroused Over Cyber Attacks

The digital industry is becoming more unified and resolved to protect against cyber attacks, Lindsay O’Donnell on the Threat Post blog reports. At the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco April 16–20, “Where the world talks security”, Microsoft President Brad Smith declared in his keynote address that tech companies need to come together to “open […]

Doug Bedell — April 16, 2018, 1:13 pm

Brian Krebs: A Tax Season Security Warning

It’s not only whether you’re comfortable with your own digital security defenses. Mention your concern about digital security to your tax preparer and anyone else who gives you close-up financial advice and has access to your financial records. These “helper” pros need to be digitally secure too. What do they say about that? Brian Krebs, […]

Doug Bedell — April 11, 2018, 10:29 am

Bruce Schneier Promos the ‘Digital Security Exchange’

Bruce Schneier advises of the Digital Security Exchange, where he is on the advisory committee: “The DSX works to strengthen the digital resilience of U.S. civil society groups by improving their understanding and mitigation of online threats. “We do this by pairing civil society and social sector organizations with credible and trustworthy digital security experts […]

Doug Bedell — April 4, 2018, 2:50 pm

Women Policing the Cybersecurity Realm

Barrier Briefs is about security, not gender diversity. Yet it’s pleasing to note that the Dark Reading blog is introducing “10 Women In Security You May Not Know But Should”. That’s cybersecurity, but it’s even more interesting to learn that women are increasingly present in one of the innermost realms of the security profession. “In […]

Doug Bedell — March 30, 2018, 2:22 pm

Bruce Schneier Warns About ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

Bruce Schneier lays it out for us and it’s scary and truly annoying – what Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff calls “surveillance capitalism” has been latched on to by Facebook and, says Schneier, “thousands of other companies that spy on and manipulate us for profit.” It’s far from the security we expect to have […]

Doug Bedell — March 28, 2018, 2:04 pm

Critical U.S. Facilities Subject to Cyberattacks; Do We Care?

We don’t mean to to “crying wolf,” just insuring that you’re mindful of how critical facilities in the U.S. have become, at least theoretically, subject to attack via the Internet. In Homeland Security is hereby alerting us to that possibility: “One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, […]

Doug Bedell — March 26, 2018, 3:20 pm

‘Pass the Hat’ Is No Joke In Maintaining Cybesecurity

With cybersecurity a steadily growing concern, you’ll want to consider who has the prime responsibility for keeping up with security developments in your business. Depending on your organization’s size and scope, DarkReading notes, that could be one or more of seven executive title holders – from the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Chief […]

Doug Bedell — March 12, 2018, 4:24 pm

Web Service Providers Need to Be Using “HTTPS” – Here’s Why

For all of you concerned about computer security protocols (and we all should be) here, Naked Security advises, is something you should be doing: Pay heed to those mischievous letters at the top of a web page – HTTP or HTTPS. They’re not just pesky code, but advisories as to whether your web hosting company […]

Doug Bedell — March 7, 2018, 2:45 pm

U.S. Homeland Security Head Discusses Digital Terrorism

You can get first-hand insight into the challenge of deterring terrorism conducted via the Web and computer channels by tuning into U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nelson at the recent 2018 Degital Forum on Terrorism Prevention held in Silicon Valley. The department’s blog post includes a link to the discussion. “The all-day […]