Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — August 10, 2017, 1:58 pm

Suppose a Security Emergency Hits, Say, Your Mall…

When there’s a security-related issue at hand, whether it involves theft, intrusion or, indeed, weather itself, the people at risk need to know about it. So, as an example in an educational setting, Caroline Hamilton advises about “Planning and Implementing a Campus Mass Notification System,” on the Security InfoWatch blog. “Every organization,” Ms. Hamilton writes, […]

Doug Bedell — July 26, 2017, 4:02 pm

A Computer Mouse Can Be a Pesky Devil Indeed

More and more, the threats being talked about on security blogs these days concern cyber security and the increasing ease with which unprotected computer systems can be breached. There’s Yossi Appleboum on SecurityInfoWatch for instance. He’s the Co-SEO Sepio Systems, “a pioneer in securing organizations against attacks via rogue hardware systems.” For example, “It may […]

Doug Bedell — July 24, 2017, 3:36 pm

U.S. Secret Service Charges Five With Credit Card Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service doesn’t just protect the President, it catches credit card fraudsters too. So advises the Dept. of Homeland Security’s blog, in reporting that the Secret Service has arrested five men for their involvement in “a sophisticated credit card and identity theft scheme.” The five have been accused of “operating a series of […]

Doug Bedell — July 22, 2017, 9:55 am

A Cybersecurity Canon for Anxious Security Pros

With the pace of cybersecurity concerns steadily increasing, TaoSecurity offers a library of “Essential reading for the Security Professional”. The cybersecurity volumes listed were published from 2014 forward and cover topics from Cyber Law & Policy to Risk & Compliance. Collectively, they’re dubbed The Cybersecurity Cannon. They’re not just for summer, but year-round, reading – […]

Doug Bedell — July 14, 2017, 1:29 pm

Recruiting Cybersecurity Pros a Growing Challenge

Knowing how to detect and deter cybersecurity intruders is an increasingly sought-after skill. Ericka Chickowski on the DarkReading site advises that “by 2022 there will be a global shortfall of cybersecurity workers of 1.8 million people.” Ms. Chickowski adds that “A lot of the issue comes down to the fact that there aren’t enough candidates […]

Doug Bedell — July 12, 2017, 11:46 am

Virginia Linking First-Responders In a Wireless Network

Virginia, Government Security News reports, is the first state to work with FirstNet and AT&T “to deliver a wireless broadband network to the Commonwealth’s public safety community.” “FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Virginia’s public safety community at no cost to the state for the […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2017, 12:20 pm

Oracle, Too, Is Hard-Pressed by Hackers

What’s involved in keeping up with computer security threats? A lot, and the challenge of besting hackers is getting ever more unnerving. That’s the impression one gets from reading the post “Oracle is patched into a software crisis” on Security InfoWatch. “You don’t have to be a news junkie,” John Matthew Holt observes on InfoWatch, […]

Doug Bedell — June 30, 2017, 12:57 pm

Police Using New ‘Situational Awareness’ Body Cameras

From Mississippi via Government Security News comes word that police use of body cameras is expanding from clip-on push-button cameras to automatic situational awareness cameras that “turn on automatically in key situations and communicate with other officers and supervisors”. “Both the BodyWorn camera and the Rocket IoT, singularly or in conjunction,” the Government Security post […]

Doug Bedell — June 26, 2017, 11:54 am

Hoax Bomb Threats Vex Universities, Businesses

In a persistent security concern, universities are being plagued with hoax bomb threats being sent to printers and fax machines on their campuses, Security InfoWatch reports. Citing a USA Today report, InfoWatch advises that the universities affected include Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, University of Virginia and University of Detroit-Mercy. The report adds that […]

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 […]