Archives: 'IT Security'

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 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 6, 2018, 1:21 pm

Healthcare, Too, Can Be Hit By Cyber Attacks

We’re not expressly endorsing the SecurityMetrics Health Network Portal, but it’s certainly noteworthy that the healthcare industry was hit by 23.7 percent of total cyber data breaches last year, as the SecurityMetrics blog notes. Healthcare IT News displays “The biggest healthcare breaches of 2017” in a click-along format here. As it’s been demonstrated repeatedly, no […]

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 21, 2018, 10:37 am

Outdated Operating Systems a Boon to Hackers

Everybody using computers, including manufacturers, needs to understand the risks of cybersecurity, notes the Threat Post blog, but not too many do, at least fully. Reference a speaker at Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit earlier this month: “Dewan Chowdhury, founder of MalCrawler, said that many robotics that work as part of industrial systems on manufacturing […]

Doug Bedell — March 20, 2018, 10:27 am

Another Advisory on Protecting Against Email ‘Phishing’

Beware of attack by an email message, a tactic known as “phishing”. It’s seen as the “No. 1 cyber security security threat.” A survey by Clearswift of business decision makers and employees in the UK, US, Germany and Australia “ranked phishing emails as the top threat when asked what they saw as the biggest cybersecurity […]