Archives: 'IT Security'

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2021, 8:03 am

Google to the Rescue: Creates a ‘Cybersecurity Action Team’

Acting against cybersecurity threats, Google has created a Cybersecurity Action Team with “the singular mission of supporting the security and digital transformation of governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises, and small businesses.” “In pursuit of this mission,” Google explains, “the team will provide services in four key areas: strategic advisory, trust and compliance, security customer and solutions […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2021, 2:00 pm

Computer Threats Keep Growing in an Internet-Fueled World

Cyber criminals keep upping the stakes in security challenges of businesses that are ill-equipped to contend with them, the ITProPortol site advises. “Modern cybercriminals engage in all sorts of malicious activities, from four-dimensional ransomware attacks (ransomware in the back-end, DDoS in the front-end, data theft and intimidation), to cloud-based cryptomining, business email compromise and various […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2021, 11:41 am

More on Cyber Security Job Openings: Young People Sorely Needed

There’s a massive need for cybersecurity professionals, Wes O’Donnell of American Military University advises: “According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, there will be a staggering 3.5 million unfilled cyber positions by the end of 2021!” “This means that cybersecurity engineers who possess the right certifications and education can command top salaries at any company […]

Doug Bedell — September 22, 2021, 12:07 pm

Building a ‘Thoughtful Security Culture’

Perry Carpenter on SecurityInfowatch.com advises on creating a “thoughtful security culture”. “Awareness of the critical importance of data security,” he writes, “has been heightened during the pandemic with high-profile security breaches frequently in the news.” “By understanding their current state,” Carpenter adds, “organizations can take steps to make improvements and close gaps where most needed. […]

Doug Bedell — September 20, 2021, 12:46 pm

Walmart Hit by a Fake Press Release

The borderline between real and fake on the Internet keeps getting extended. Graham Cluley on Bitdefender reports how Walmart’s name was used in a bogus press release that it would accept the cryptocurrency Litecoin “as a form of payment at its retail stores across America”. The trouble was, it hadn’t done any such thing. “Instead, […]

Doug Bedell — September 18, 2021, 10:09 am

Employers: Working From Outside an Office Invites Cyber Risks

Cyber security presents a growing risk as employees work from home or elsewhere outside an office. Ian Barker on beta news advises that “Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of office workers have experienced a data breach, yet 12 percent say nothing will make them take cyber security more seriously, and a third won’t take extra […]

Doug Bedell — September 15, 2021, 11:21 am

U.S. ‘Raising the Ante’ Against Cyberattacks

The Biden administration is raising the ante against foreign-based cyber attackers, the Associated Press reports in a post on Military.com. “In an interview Sept. 14 with The Associated Press, Gen. Paul Nakasone broadly described ‘an intense focus’ by government specialists to better find and share information about cyberattacks and ‘impose costs when necessary.’ Those costs […]

Doug Bedell — August 27, 2021, 2:20 pm

Google, Microsoft, Others Investing Big Cybersecurity Bucks

The HackerNews reports that Google and Microsoft “are pledging to invest a total of $30 billion in cybersecurity advancements over the next five years, as the U.S. government partners with private sector companies to address threats facing the country in the wake of a string of sophisticated malicious cyber activity targeting critical infrastructure, laying bare […]

Doug Bedell — August 18, 2021, 4:20 pm

Verifying Security Guards Are Where They Say They Are

More from Silvertrac, a guide for promoting site security: “Pros & Cons of Using GPS (Global Positioning System) for Security Guard Tracking” “Security guard tracking is an important piece of effective guard management,” a Silvertrac post advises, “but without other processes in place, it will only tell part of the story.” “If an angry client […]

Doug Bedell — July 9, 2021, 12:55 pm

More on Writing Security Guard Incident Reports

Here, from Casey Evans on the Silvertrac site, is another post on security guard incident report writing, to accompany one Barrier Briefs posted from SecurityInfowatch.com on June 16, 2021. Well-done reports are important for learning from breaches of site or computer security. First, Evans advises, “Keep it conversational and professional. Some officers have a tendency […]