Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — December 4, 2019, 11:38 am

Hackers Getting a ‘Second Wind’…

Computer hackers have been on a roll, so successful in 2019 that, Security Infowatch reports, they’ll “look to build on the success they’ve reaped thus far from ransomware, phishing and other schemes with new and varied approaches to cyber fraud in 2020.” So the digital new year may not be such a happy one. Infowatch […]

Doug Bedell — December 2, 2019, 11:00 am

…Health Care Records Sickeningly Accessible for Computer Hackers

The Internet appears to be turning unhealthy for growing numbers of unsuspecting healthcare providers and users. ThreatPost reports that “October experienced a 44.44 percent month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches, resulting in 661,830 healthcare records exposed or stolen during the month. A security blight is occurring. “The three most notable breaches of the month, according […]

Doug Bedell — November 29, 2019, 1:53 pm

Scammers Introducing a Web ‘Netflix’ Ploy

Here’s how scammers of Netflix and other sites can make your financial life miserable, as explained by the NakedSecurity blog. “For the most part, this email is disarmingly simple, and therefore surprisingly believable, for all that it’s given away by typos, grammatical mistakes and orthographic errors. “It’s not overly dramatic, it’s not threatening, and it’s […]

Doug Bedell — November 25, 2019, 4:57 pm

Can Russia Be Forsaking the Internet?

Russia is apparently challenging the concept that the internet is a worldwide, freely accessible, computer communication network. John E. Dunn on the Naked Security blog reports that “Earlier this month, the country (Russia) passed a controversial new ‘sovereign internet’ law that requires the country’s ISPs (internet service providers) to set up deep packet inspection of […]

Doug Bedell — November 22, 2019, 2:45 pm

‘Converged’ Security is the Ticket Now

Think it’s enough to focus on cybersecurity, or physical security or operational security alone? Not so, says Will Wise Security blog. “As threats evolve and bad actors become more intelligent, and with the goal of being proactive vs. reactive, the need for a robust, comprehensive, converged security strategy is paramount.” One-person shops probably knew this […]

Doug Bedell — November 8, 2019, 2:28 pm

Hospitals Hit by Cyberattacks, With Some Dire Results

Do all you can to protect your computer(s) from cyber attacks – no one is safe from such digital intrusions – including hospitals, with some dire results. The DarkReading blog reports that “hospital cyberattacks have been linked to an increase in heart attack mortality.” The evidence comes from researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School […]

Doug Bedell — October 31, 2019, 1:12 pm

Security Isn’t Necessarily in the Palm of One’s Hand

. Ensuring security in an office setting is one thing; in the palm of an employee’s hand with a mobile device is another, and harder, matter. DarkReading says it’s a special challenge in employee relations, one requiring digital partnerships in workplaces. “Developing this partnership begins with convincing users they’re an important part of business security. […]

Doug Bedell — October 25, 2019, 3:29 pm

‘Front Door’ Security Cameras Can Yield Safer Neighborhoods

One element in a steadily developing Internet of Things (IoTs) security system is footage from residential and business security cameras, the In Public Safety blog advises. “Footage from residential and private business security cameras can be instrumental in police investigations,” the post notes. “New technology services such as Ring, Nest, LorexTechnology, and others offer internet-based, […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2019, 2:30 pm

Around Digital Devices, Don’t Be a ‘Creeper’ or ‘Peeker’

ThreatPost.com exposes an inclination we’re all aware of, but wouldn’t admit to – “creeping” on PC screens and “peeking” at documents found in printer trays. Curiosity gets the best of us digitally, as well as in other ways. A survey commissioned by Hewlett-Packard as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month confirmed our computer quirks. It […]

Doug Bedell — October 21, 2019, 1:23 pm

Be Sure Employees Understand the Need for Cybersecurity

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Joan Goodchild asks on DarkReading, how many security managers are asking employees, “Why is our data worth protecting?” A good question. “While the organization may claim to care about security,” Goodchild continues, “do those within it understand why? Do they know what is truly at stake should a […]