Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — June 23, 2017, 10:41 am

Preview of Web Security Tools Coming Up

Ericka Chickowski on the DarkReading blog provides a preview of “8 hot hacking tools” that are expected to be “revealed and released” next month at the Black Hat USA meeting in Las Vegas. These are tools for “white hats,” the good guys, to have and understand in the continually plaguing effort to keep the Internet […]

Doug Bedell — June 12, 2017, 10:26 am

Pluck Your ‘Low-Hanging’ Cyber Security Fruit – Could Be Enough

For a good overview on how to confront the security needs of your organization, Government Security News offers Katherine Teitler’s “5 Ways to Find the Low-Hanging Fruit on Your Network.” “Though securing everything which needs securing — hardware, software, applications, data, people — is by no means a light lift,” Ms.Teitler writes, the security team’s […]

Doug Bedell — June 8, 2017, 3:40 pm

Become an “A” Student of Cyber Security

Cyber security – we’ve been on this subject before, but it’s one that bears repeating and refining. Computer breaches are becoming all too common so Diane Griffin on the Security Directions E-Magazine offers “5 Ways to Strengthen Your Cyber Security”. It’s a post from last year, but one that remains applicable today. Ms. Griffin advises: […]

Doug Bedell — June 6, 2017, 8:43 am

Schools Being Protected From a Security Control Center

The public schools in Littleton, Colorado, are demonstrating how security principles can be applied to an entire school system, with the state of the electronic art monitored from a single control center. “Staff,” advises the Security Industry Association, “can watch video feeds displayed on a wall of 16 screens and view access control information for […]

Doug Bedell — May 28, 2017, 8:10 am

President Trump Prods the Feds on Cybersecurity

We trust that President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity will have the result with federal agencies the President wants, and the nation needs. For, as SecurityInfoWatch reports, “more than 190 federal agencies who previously all have been running disparate cybersecurity programs will have the opportunity to create a unified framework that will not only help […]

Doug Bedell — May 24, 2017, 12:06 pm

Digital Security Breaches Setting World Records

Amid all the coverage of digital security breaches so far this year, it’s not surprising to learn that “data breaches and software vulnerabilities look set to break new records in 2017, if first quarter trends are any indication.” That’s DarkReading’s conclusion as it reports that “Risk Based Security’s analysis of Q1 data showed there were […]

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 — May 11, 2017, 3:26 pm

NTT Security Provides a ‘Global Cyber Threat’ Report

How to stay “heads up” with the latest cyber security risks, especially when they’re growing? That’s not an easy question for an assured answer, but Security InfoWatch tries its best, and helpfully. “Despite the grim outlook,” InfoWatch notes, “”there’s also a great deal of research being done on various cyber crime trends to help keep […]

Doug Bedell — May 7, 2017, 8:50 pm

Beware What You Think You See If You’re Meddling In Security

On DarkReading, Joshua Goldfarb provides a meditation on rushing to judgement and/or mocking the makers of mistakes. “Do you think that if someone were to mock me,” Joshua asks, “it would make me feel better about the mistake I’ve made, or somehow encourage me to learn from it?” Just the opposite. “Mocking people causes them […]

Doug Bedell — May 5, 2017, 9:39 am

Robots, Too, Can Be Subject to Hacking

We’ve been noting the arrival of industrial and security robots, but as with their human counterparts, they’re not without problems. DarkReading reports on how researchers hacked an industrial robot, causing it to draw a “slightly skewed” line when the mechanism thought it was a perfectly straight one. The robot’s “straight line” was off by off […]