Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — December 12, 2018, 1:26 pm

The Status of Security Robots

SecurityInfoWatch updates the status of security robots – like drones, they’re coming along. “ recently reached out to senior leaders at three security robotics firms, including Dr. Travis Deyle, CEO and Co-Founder of Cobalt Robotics, Stacy Dean Stephens, EVP and Chief Client Officer at Knightscope, and Steve Reinharz, the Founder and CEO of Robotic Assistance […]

Doug Bedell — November 26, 2018, 11:22 am

Postal Service Caught Napping on Internet Security

The U.S. Postal service has been caught acting a bit too casually about computer and Internet security. Security blogger Brian Krebs advises that the postal service let a tip about a flaw in its computer-based Informed Visibility mail tracking service go uncorrected for more than a year until Krebs was contacted about it. “In addition to […]

Doug Bedell — November 16, 2018, 11:39 am

‘Black Friday’ Sales Rush Is Haunted On Line, Too

Going to stay home or at the office during this year’s Black Friday sales binge and do your shopping online? Beware. Tara Seals on the Threat Post blog advises that “cyberattackers have geared up to victimize them (you).” “As the Black Friday post-Thanksgiving buying bonanza looms, in all of its door-busting and elbow-throwing glory, many […]

Doug Bedell — November 14, 2018, 12:51 pm

U.S. Cybersecurity Focusing on the Dept. of Homeland Security

The nation’s cybersecurity defenses appear to be coming to a focus in the Department of Homeland Security,  a press release from DHS indicates. “On November 13,” the release reads,  “the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). […]

Doug Bedell — October 26, 2018, 9:31 am

Industrial Control Systems Under Constant Cyber Security Threat

Yet another warning about keeping industrial control systems (ICS) and other forms cyber security up-to-date comes from the Security Ledger in advising of the 2019  “Global ICS & IIoT Risk Report” – “A data-driven analysis of vulnerabilities in our industrial and critical infrastructure.” “Many of these networks were designed decades ago when cybersecurity was not a […]

Doug Bedell — October 20, 2018, 5:22 pm

Smartphone Voting About To Begin in West Virginia

Oh my, West Virginia is breaking security ground that we could all fall through. But progress is progress, if indeed, it is. “Next month,” advises Politico,  “West Virginia will become the first state to deploy a smartphone app in a general election, allowing hundreds of overseas residents and members of the military stationed abroad to […]

Doug Bedell — October 8, 2018, 4:33 pm

Department of Homeland Security Sounding Staunch on Cyber Security

The Department of Homeland Security doesn’t sound cowed by threats to cyber security from a global technology supply chain. Here’s a statement thereon from the DHS press secretary: “The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise. Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security […]

Doug Bedell — October 1, 2018, 11:48 am

U.S. Goes On a Cyber Security Offensive

The U.S., reports In Homeland Security, is going on the cybersecurity offensive. Welcome to the world of cyber rattling. The White House and the Defense Department have each issued policy papers on cyber policy. “As National Security Adviser John Bolton put it to reporters just before the release of the DoD paper, ‘For any nation […]

Doug Bedell — September 28, 2018, 3:44 pm

Facebook Hit By Another Security Breach

Facebook has been hit with another Internet security breach. Naked Security reports that 50 million Facebook accounts were affected when attackers “exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s ‘View As’ feature to steal access tokens, which are the keys that allow you to stay logged into Facebook so you don’t need to re-enter your password every time […]

Doug Bedell — September 24, 2018, 12:46 pm

‘Red Teams’ and ‘Blue Teams’ For Insuring Digital Security

We haven’t talked much about strategies to defeat computer intruders and strengthen digital security: Here’s a big one: Form a Red Team. A Red Team is defined by Kelly Sheridan on the DarkReading blog as “A group of people within an organization responsible for, well, attacking it. Their goal is to act like the adversary […]