Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2021, 8:03 am

Google to the Rescue: Creates a ‘Cybersecurity Action Team’

Acting against cybersecurity threats, Google has created a Cybersecurity Action Team with “the singular mission of supporting the security and digital transformation of governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises, and small businesses.” “In pursuit of this mission,” Google explains, “the team will provide services in four key areas: strategic advisory, trust and compliance, security customer and solutions […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2021, 2:00 pm

Computer Threats Keep Growing in an Internet-Fueled World

Cyber criminals keep upping the stakes in security challenges of businesses that are ill-equipped to contend with them, the ITProPortol site advises. “Modern cybercriminals engage in all sorts of malicious activities, from four-dimensional ransomware attacks (ransomware in the back-end, DDoS in the front-end, data theft and intimidation), to cloud-based cryptomining, business email compromise and various […]

Doug Bedell — October 8, 2021, 3:37 pm

Reasons for Being ‘Cybersmart’ on Your Computers

American Military University’s Edge blog notes that “October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – an initiative created to raise our nation’s knowledge of the vital role that cybersecurity plays in keeping Americans safe and secure online.. “In the early days of the digital age,” the post continues, “cybersecurity was an optional part of a company’s infrastructure […]

Doug Bedell — September 20, 2021, 12:46 pm

Walmart Hit by a Fake Press Release

The borderline between real and fake on the Internet keeps getting extended. Graham Cluley on Bitdefender reports how Walmart’s name was used in a bogus press release that it would accept the cryptocurrency Litecoin “as a form of payment at its retail stores across America”. The trouble was, it hadn’t done any such thing. “Instead, […]

Doug Bedell — September 18, 2021, 10:09 am

Employers: Working From Outside an Office Invites Cyber Risks

Cyber security presents a growing risk as employees work from home or elsewhere outside an office. Ian Barker on beta news advises that “Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of office workers have experienced a data breach, yet 12 percent say nothing will make them take cyber security more seriously, and a third won’t take extra […]

Doug Bedell — September 8, 2021, 1:41 pm

Setting Up a Cybersecurity Operations Center

For larger-size organizations, the pressures of keeping ahead of cybersecurity challenges might suggest setting up a Security Operations Center. The GBHackers on Security site shows how that can be done “Today’s Cyber security operations center (CSOC),” Balaji N writes, “should have everything it needs to mount a competent defense of the ever-changing information technology (IT) […]

Doug Bedell — August 18, 2021, 4:20 pm

Verifying Security Guards Are Where They Say They Are

More from Silvertrac, a guide for promoting site security: “Pros & Cons of Using GPS (Global Positioning System) for Security Guard Tracking” “Security guard tracking is an important piece of effective guard management,” a Silvertrac post advises, “but without other processes in place, it will only tell part of the story.” “If an angry client […]

Doug Bedell — July 7, 2021, 12:27 pm

U.S.–Russian Tensions Building Over Cyberattacks on Businesses

Even though he recently met with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s leader, President Joe Biden is faced with dealing with cyberattacks, in the form of ransomware, believed to be originating in Russia, The Washington Post reports. “White House officials next week are to resume talks with Russian officials about the threat, a dialogue that began after President […]

Doug Bedell — June 25, 2021, 12:38 pm

Getting Up to Speed on Cyber Security Challenges

While cyberterrorism ranks high as a threat to U.S. security, the War on the Rocks blog advises that “the professional military education system faces several challenges in how it teaches future leaders practicing the profession of arms in the cyber domain. “Cyber strategy programs are inconsistent across the services,” the post notes, “are often under […]

Doug Bedell — May 26, 2021, 3:03 pm

Cyberattacks Growing on Industrial Technology

Computer hackers are increasing their focus on attacking industrial control processes, a post on ZDNet advises. “While control process attacks may have once been viewed as complex due to access requirements,” the post advises, “the need for malware designed to compromise proprietary industrial technologies, or the task itself of disrupting a control process to create […]