Archives: 'Electronic Security'

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 19, 2019, 9:14 am

Tensions Remain Constant Over Trust In the Internet

In Homeland Security provides a snapshot of how “a group of government-backed hackers have taken over chunks of the Domain Name System (DNS), a crucial part of the Web’s infrastructure that’s often been compared to the phone book of the internet… “The researchers said it was one of the scarier attacks they’d seen, as it […]

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 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 […]

Doug Bedell — April 5, 2019, 9:10 am

President Trump Issues an Order on Being Prepared for an EMP (If That’s Even Possible)

There’s no denying the importance of a security action taken by President Trump – an executive order he’s issued on preparing America to survive an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). In Homeland Security notes that EMPs “are not a new concern” – just one so menacing that it’s hard to know how to begin describing one that […]

Doug Bedell — March 29, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hackers Are Waging Digital War Against Businesses

Hackers, Security InfoWatch advises, are getting to the core of our access control systems and we’re only beginning to fight back. “They typically start with hardware, such as wireless components or system controllers, which will give them access to specific computers. Then, those computers may give them access to both the target’s external and internal […]

Doug Bedell — March 27, 2019, 4:25 pm

Emails, Too, Can Pose Security Risks

Time to give email its place in the security spotlight, thanks to SophosLabs. The email accounts of friends and business associates can be compromised. Samples of what’s possible are included on the Sophos post – along with advice on what to do if you’re uneasy about your incoming email. Don’t take anything digital for granted, […]

Doug Bedell — March 20, 2019, 9:00 am

Passwords and Biometrics: Which Are Safer In the Long Run?

Here’s where we’re headed in terms of computer security, according to a Security Infowatch post: Instead of alpha-numeric passwords eight to 12 digits long, we’ll have cameras peering from our screens to certify that the face peering from them matches the fingerprints provided. A moment later, we’ll have access to our system. No chance of […]

Doug Bedell — March 9, 2019, 9:23 am

Ultimate Security? Marines Look Into ‘Wiring’ Battlefields

Military.com advises that the Marine Corps Systems Command is looking into whether battlefields could be “wired” for “transmitting large amounts of voice, video and data.” “The adage ‘move, shoot, communicate’ hasn’t changed, but how we communicate is rapidly changing,” says Major Eric Holmes, project officer. “Given the rapid pace of innovation in technology, the Marine […]

Doug Bedell — March 6, 2019, 9:30 pm

Stick-With-It Zeal Missing In Data Security Moves

Security Info Watch puts it starkly: “Data breaches at organizations both large and small have become so common in recent years that the mantra among cybersecurity professionals is that it’s not a matter of if but rather when you business will be victimized.” The difference from the past, as this threat grew, is that “92 […]