Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — June 12, 2019, 11:36 am

Airport Security Staffing Could Prove Vexing for Travelers

Airport security lines could be getting longer, and the Transportation Security Administration officers who keep them moving aren’t happy about the situation, advises In Homeland Security. “Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials expect a 4.5 percent increase in airline passengers in fiscal 2020 but have requested only a 2.5 percent staffing increase over the current 46,000 […]

Doug Bedell — May 24, 2019, 2:52 pm

Computer Data Breaches Leave Us Yearning for Digital Security

Security Infowatch notes that there’s a “patchwork of state data breach notification statutes, as well as federal laws” that are supposed to promote the security of documents housed on computers. Yet “massive data breaches have gotten more common in the years since these statutes were enacted.” The “constant drumbeat” of news about about hacking “has […]

Doug Bedell — May 20, 2019, 12:02 pm

Watch Out: Social Media Breaches Weaken Web Security

Here’s a look at what happens, and why, when Facebook gets its dander up enough to shut down accounts “being used to spread fake news and influence political discourse in a number of nations,(in this case) mostly in Africa, but also in latin America and Southeast Asia. “Before the ban, Archimedes Group was running 65 […]

Doug Bedell — May 17, 2019, 10:44 am

Email Security: Practice It As a Speciality Of Its Own

Here, from Securosis, is background on email security – “…email-borne attacks are still a scourge on pretty much every enterprise. That doesn’t mean the industry hasn’t made progress – it’s just that between new attacker tactics and the eternal fallibility of humans clicking on things, we’re arguably in about the same place we’ve been all […]

Doug Bedell — May 10, 2019, 10:46 am

Honor First Responders for the Stresses They Bear

Stresses from career engagement as military veterans or first responders can be deadly. The toll of veteran suicides is better known, but “another group is quietly struggling with its own suicide epidemic: First responders.” That’s the dire insight presented in a post on In Public Safety. “According to a study by the Ruderman Family Foundation, […]

Doug Bedell — May 8, 2019, 1:17 pm

Take Cyber Security Risks for Businesses Seriously

We post a lot about cyber security threats, but here’s an especially important one – cyber security training for the staff of a business, those who have to recognize the possibility that an attack is occurring in the first place. Clearswift.com advises: “As a starting point, employers need to work to create an environment that […]

Doug Bedell — April 22, 2019, 11:26 am

Social Media a Security Threat If Not Used Carefully In Business

For businesses using social media, as many now do, here’s a primer from DarkReading on “Tips to Protect Your Business Against Social Media Mistakes.” Avoid being casual in the use of social media for business. “It’s clear that many employees cannot always dedicate the time needed to properly manage corporate accounts. This is where mistakes […]

Doug Bedell — April 17, 2019, 9:29 am

Bruce Schneier’s New Book on Internet Security Perils

You can’t spend much time on a computer anymore without recognizing that the possibilities for intrusion, even actual meddling, are growing. Digital security is an ever-increasing challenge. Bruce Schneier, bless him, has published a new book, “Click Here to Kill Everybody,” on internet perils. “Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected […]

Doug Bedell — April 15, 2019, 7:01 pm

Mental Resilience Needed for Security Heroics

We seem to be encountering a lot of information, and concern, for a possibly overlooked aspect of security preparedness – the spiritual and mental readiness to respond effectively. Technical skills are important, surely. “But where were the drills to make sure my firefighters were taking care of themselves?” Eric Brenneman asks. He’s a contributor to […]

Doug Bedell — April 10, 2019, 9:23 am

Protecting Corporate Data from Cyber Attack

Businesses, advises Clearswift.com, need to train employees to protect the data they have access to from hackers and other security intruders. “A well-trained employee should be able to answer the three data security questions, ‘What’, ‘Where’ and ‘How’: “• What data is considered valuable to the business (and therefore to cybercriminals)? “• Where is this […]