Archives: 'Strategic Security'

Doug Bedell — May 13, 2017, 9:54 am

U.S. Beefing Up Cybersecurity Defenses

Thanks to an executive order from President Donald Trump, the U.S. is strengthening its cybersecurity defenses. Government Security News advises that: “James Carder, the chief information security officer for LogRhythm, said the executive order encompasses many of the recommendations his firm makes to its clients. In particular, Carder, who has nearly 20 years of experience […]

Doug Bedell — December 21, 2016, 4:40 pm

Counterfeit Passports: A Troubling Security Concern

Here’s another security concern: counterfeit passports. The Homeland Security blog reports that “The trade in fake passports or other forms of government-issued identification continues today, in spite of government attempts to create more sophisticated official documents.” At a time when the U.S. is especially concerned with the security of its borders, counterfeiters are making it […]

Doug Bedell — August 17, 2016, 10:36 am

Security Now a Core Business Function

We continue on the theme of new settings and, thereby, challenges for security executives (just about everybody in an enterprise, really). SecurityInfoWatch provides us with “5 core rules for transforming the role of security.” They hinge, no surprise, on technology. “Advancements in technology,” the post reads, “are creating opportunities for security to make the necessary […]

Doug Bedell — July 27, 2016, 2:31 pm

Border Patrol Training In the Spotlight

Here, on the Homeland Security Department’s site, is one of the most challenging security jobs we can currently imagine – membership in the U.S. Border Patrol. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowski has overall responsibility for border security and Dan M. Harris, Jr., is the new Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol […]

Doug Bedell — June 21, 2016, 11:24 am

‘White Hat’ Hackers Win Pentagon Bounties

The Defense Department picked 250 “white hat” hackers, the good guys, to challenge the Pentagon’s computer defenses and compete for cash awards. DefenseTech reports that 138 vulnerabilities eligible for bounties were found. The awards total $150,000 while “a full-blown cyber audit would have cost at least $1 million,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said this month. […]

Doug Bedell — June 6, 2016, 8:07 am

Dawn of An Epic Security Era

Security magazine offers an advisory on the security implications of “an era of technological advancement that will be far greater than any we have experienced in history” – the currently dawning future. “Nearly every organization,” Security’s blogger advises, “will be required to assess, evaluate and create strategic plans for how they propose to take advantage […]

Doug Bedell — February 17, 2016, 1:05 pm

Terrorism, Immigration Aren’t Linked, Study Finds

The In Homeland Security blog notes that “there’s no real link between immigration and terrorism,” according to a study – “Does Immigration Induce Terrorism?” – in the University of Chicago’s Journal of Politics. “When migrants move from one country to another, they carry skills, knowledge and perspectives, which stimulate technological innovation, the diffusion of new […]

Doug Bedell — February 10, 2016, 11:13 am

Security Climate Still Poor As 2016 Advances

The U.S. security climate evidently isn’t getting any better. A post on In Homeland Security advises that “six terror-related arrests in five different states have already occurred in 2016.” “The Islamist terror threat remains alarmingly high as recent arrests and terror plots demonstrate. ISIS recruits wage war in our communities, while thousands of deadly fighters […]

Doug Bedell — December 24, 2015, 10:17 am

Tides of Our Times in Latin America

We at PRO Barrier Engineering wish you a Merry Christmas! We add this post, however, to note that it apparently won’t be such a merry holiday season for illegal immigrants into the U.S. According to Homeland Security Watch, referencing The Washington Post, “The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids […]

Doug Bedell — December 14, 2015, 12:09 pm

An Article, With Video, on Preventing Terrorism

The Center for Aggression Management has an hour-long video which, as it warns, “requires a time investment,” but, the center adds, “is well worth your investment!” Maybe so, for the video purports to explain “how to actually identify and prevent the next terrorist from acting.” Prediction, or anticipation, is one of the most daunting aspects […]