Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — February 13, 2019, 11:52 am

Schneier: ‘Cyber Insurance Can Be a Vexing Market’

Bruce Schneier advises that cyber insurance is becoming a big, and problematic, factor as hacker intrusions on the Internet grow. ” First, the scope of cyber risks vastly exceeds available coverage, as cyber perils cut across most areas of commercial insurance in an unprecedented manner: direct losses to policyholders and third-party claims (clients, customers, etc.); […]

Doug Bedell — February 8, 2019, 3:43 pm

Meet Your Friendly Hackers – Why Alertness Matters

Here’s how computer security is being menaced by hackers, in a nutshell. Want to know, for example, the difference between phishing ane spear phishing. It’s here in this SecurityInfowatch post. The opening paragraph removes much of the mystique that’s enveloped hackers. Here’s who they typically are:: “While popular culture might lead you to believe that […]

Doug Bedell — February 6, 2019, 3:51 pm

Communication’s Security Role

Communication is the heartbeat of human activity, including that of security practitioners. Three writers of an In Public Safety post explain how this plays out daily, especially since 9/11. “In the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, local law enforcement agencies in the United States were thrust into counterterrorism and intelligence-gathering roles—responsibilities they […]

Doug Bedell — February 4, 2019, 12:14 pm

Dwindling Police Recruits Leave Communities Less Secure

Community security requires an adequate police presence, whether on foot or readily available by telephone and vehicle. Yet, In Public Safety advises, policing is actually “a profession in crisis”. “Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers,” writes Nicole Cain, a faculty member in criminal justice at American Military University, “is one of the greatest challenges facing […]

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2019, 4:05 pm

Security Considerations Important for Busy Entrances

Entrances come, or should anyway, in security packages. SecurityInfowatch discusses varieties of buildings and the security challenges they pose. “For facilities, buildings or areas that require the highest level of security, intrusion prevention is of greatest priority. Examples of this include data centers, vital records storage buildings, or any facility that requires compliance with government […]

Doug Bedell — January 22, 2019, 3:33 pm

Partial Federal Shutdown Hurting Security Contractors

Security contractors aren’t impervious to the effects of a lengthy federal government shutdown, a partial one or not. That’s the word from Security Infowatch. “The security industry is starting to feel real effects from the government shutdown, particularly for companies doing business with the federal government, or on federally-funded projects,” explains Jake Parker, Director of […]

Doug Bedell — January 16, 2019, 1:21 pm

Privacy Concerns Too Often Overlooked In Business Settings

Security pros, the DarkReading blog advises, need to become familiar with ways in which mistakes in the handling of digital information – such as email – “can lead to some dangerous privacy snafus.” The post lists seven ways in which this can happen: 1) “Accidental emails”, 2) Misdirected corporate emails, 3) Unauthorized people in an […]

Doug Bedell — January 14, 2019, 11:18 am

Technology’s Speedy Pace Raises Fateful Questions

On Homeland 411, a post from War Room, the online journal of the U.S. Army War College, raises potentially daunting questions about the speed of technological change. “Futurist, author, and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil estimates that between 2000 and 2007, technology advanced 1 million times – and predicts by his ‘Law of Accelerating Returns’ it […]

Doug Bedell — January 7, 2019, 1:34 pm

Digital Pressures Growing; Security Harder to Maintain

It’s becoming increasingly challenging to be a business executive in today’s cyber-driven economy, Security magazine advises. “Executives are “most concerned about digital readiness (and) talent management in 2019.” This is especially so with firms that are competing against “born digital” rivals. As seen by  executives, here are the top 10 risks in today’s business settings: Existing […]

Doug Bedell — December 31, 2018, 3:56 pm

Video Surveillance Discussed as a ‘Re-Emerging’ Security Tool

If effective video surveillance is a security aim of yours, here, from SecurityInfowatch.com, is a set of predictions on the technology for 2019 from a panel of experts “In the video surveillance market,” the presentation begins,  “it could be said that analytics are getting their shot at an industry reboot.  Having overpromised and under-delivered a decade ago, […]