Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — October 18, 2017, 11:06 am

October: ‘National Cyber Security Awareness Month’

The Department of Homeland Security advises that October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”. That makes it a good time to provide a renewed list of cybersecurity safety tips. They come down to be alert, be updated, and love those passwords! Seriously, cybersecurity is requiring increasing attention, and will continue to do so.

Doug Bedell — October 16, 2017, 9:22 am

Getting Acquainted in Challenging Security Times

Google “physical perimeter security” and the first item to appear dates to March, 2013 – “The 5 D’s of Outdoor Perimeter Security”. In today’s digital world, four years can make a post a security classic. So what are the “5 D’s”? Kevin Marier, founder and CEO of Connex International, Inc., who wrote the piece, identifies […]

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2017, 2:50 pm

Uncovering Security Realities at the Las Vegas Scene

Much as we’d like to put behind us the massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, there is much to be learned from an actual security crisis. And one, argues Tom M. Conley, on the Security magazine blog that amounted to “a catastrophic security failure.” (Conley is the President and CEO of the […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2017, 2:07 pm

Organizations, Including Cities, Towns and Enterprises, Need to Take Securty Risks Whole

The Security Executive Council provides a unified look at what it takes to insure security in an organization. There are a host of factors, from executive management to quality oversight and more, that influence organizational security. The need is to avoid a siloed approach to risk assessment and avoidance, yet such “tunnel vision” frequently hampers […]

Doug Bedell — September 27, 2017, 10:32 am

Police Using Garbage Trucks Against Vehicle Terror Attacks

Police have been getting creative in protecting against vehicle terror attacks – even to using garbage trucks as security barriers. That was the thrust this month in a National Public Radio report explaining “why the garbage truck is on the cutting edge of law enforcement.” “Even the Trump tower in Manhattan has been encircled by […]

Doug Bedell — September 25, 2017, 11:07 am

Drone Collides With Army Helicopter over New York City

Drones, it seems, are getting reckless. At least one did, anyway, over New York City. An Army helicopter collided with a drone while the helicopter was patrolling over New York. The helicopter, explains the DefenseTech blog, was part of the security detail for the U.N. General Assembly meeting that started this month. “The collision damaged […]

Doug Bedell — September 22, 2017, 12:10 pm

Computer Hacking: A Top-Ranking Security Concern

Evidence that the security of using the Internet is a growing concern comes in a Dark Reading post headed “Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat”. Criminal hacking scored above air pollution and disposal of hazardous waste in landfills as concerns of the 740 respondents in an online survey. “It’s pure speculation on […]

Doug Bedell — September 20, 2017, 6:34 pm

Lurking In Security Readiness: The Human Factor

People want to be helpful but that, Taylor Armerding on the Naked Security blog notes, can make the human factor a big part of security challenges. Some pertinent factors cited by Armerding: “• Attackers take advantage of the general tendency of people to want to be helpful. “• People are trained to be compliant with […]

Doug Bedell — September 18, 2017, 11:01 pm

Security Lesson: Pay Heed to the Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency in Atlanta, GA, is just about the worst sort of enterprise to be hacked, from the public’s point of view. But it was. “The more than 143 million consumer credit records hacked from Atlanta-based Equifax during May, June and July,” Security InfoWatch reports, “saw all sorts of personal data […]

Doug Bedell — September 11, 2017, 8:49 am

A Book on Sorting Through Internet Security

We’re not usually into security book reviews, but here’s a reference to one on Government Security News that might be worth this exception. It’s a discussion of Borderless Behavior Analytics – Who’s Inside? What’re They Doing? by a number of contributors, led by overall author Ankur Chadda. One sentence that’s caught our attention is “One […]