Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — February 21, 2018, 4:11 pm

Truckers Increasingly Aware of the Need for Cybersecurity

Here’s an indication of how the awareness of the need for heightened cyber security keeps rolling on: DarkReading reports that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has launched “FleetCyWatch, a new service for members of the trucking industry to share threat information and report cybercrimes affecting fleet operations.” What would such a cybercrime be? From the […]

Doug Bedell — February 19, 2018, 11:34 am

Tax Preparers and Payers: Be Mindful of Banking Hackers

It’s the income tax season and Brian Krebs writes about “identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud” – another form of security challenge. They’re hackers. They hunt through bank accounts looking for large deposits from the Internal Revenue Service from tax refunds. In the Oklahoma City area, says an official of the Oklahoma Bankers […]

Doug Bedell — January 23, 2018, 3:08 pm

U.S. Marines Looking for More Than a Few Good Hackers

The U.S. Marine Corps., reports Defense Tech, is recruiting cyber operations specialists who will be assured of careers as Marine cyber security and hacking experts. “Join the Marines and serve at a keyboard,” might well be the slogan of corps’ recruiters. Security has come to rest on more than battlefield tactics. “‘Anybody in here a […]

Doug Bedell — January 19, 2018, 12:32 pm

Troops Will Have Wi-Fi On Any Future Battlefields

While not an explanation of how it’s achieved, Defense Tech discusses something you’ll be interested in knowing about – Secure Wi-Fi technology that’s now available in “the fast-moving world of battlefield communications”. “The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,” Defense Tech reports, “successfully piloted the Wi-Fi capability during decisive action training at the […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2018, 2:08 pm

New Body Camera for Security Uses Coming Up

Security InfoWatch provides a preview of a new body camera, the Time Machine Camera by Roader, a Holland-based startup. Along with a discussion of the nature of the upcoming camera (this spring), InfoWatch notes that Roader has “pitched this product to the security guard industry and what they like about it is you’re not recording […]

Doug Bedell — January 8, 2018, 3:33 pm

How to Defend Against the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ Attacks

The Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities discovered as the year turned have been getting a lot of priority attention to insure the security of computer systems. What are they? It’s a complex subject, but here, on the ThreatPost blog, is one of the best run-throughs on it that we’ve seen – for Windows, Mac and […]

Doug Bedell — January 2, 2018, 4:18 pm

Staying Out of CyberSecurity’s ‘Upside Down’

On DarkReading, Carol Clark describes the alternative reality of cybersecurity turned upside down, describing it as “an alternative reality where none of us wants to be.” That’s because a breach “stops business, costs millions, and can have an incalculable impact on current and future customers.” Whether a cybersecurity breach is this catastrophic or not, it’s […]

Doug Bedell — December 29, 2017, 3:15 pm

Steps for Responding to Cybersecurity Attacks in 2018

Wish we could be ending 2017 on a more upbeat note, but cyber security is a key challege of our times. And the Clearswift blog in the UK responds with a scenario for dealing with attacks that it considers all too likely in 2018. “Preparing for the inevitable will make the situation significantly less damaging […]

Doug Bedell — December 27, 2017, 1:31 pm

Fast-Evolving CyberSecurity Threats for 2018

Taking another look at what may be in store for cybersecurity safety in the new year (it’s fashionable, obviously, at this point in Earth’s travels) Security InfoWatch joins the chorus. Then it advises us that “the threat is advancing quicker than we can keep up and the threats change faster than our idea of risk.” […]

Doug Bedell — December 19, 2017, 1:32 pm

A Sure Thing in 2018: Growing Cybersecurity Challenges

The need for ever-more sophisticated skills to recognize and deal with cybersecurity breaches is growing. The DarkReading blog lists and discusses the Top 8 such skills that will be needed in 2018. “IT staffs should be aware that the cybersecurity industry is undergoing a shift from a laser focus on the perimeter to detection and […]