Archives: 'Electronic Security'

Doug Bedell — April 18, 2018, 12:14 pm

Digital Firms Becoming Aroused Over Cyber Attacks

The digital industry is becoming more unified and resolved to protect against cyber attacks, Lindsay O’Donnell on the Threat Post blog reports. At the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco April 16–20, “Where the world talks security”, Microsoft President Brad Smith declared in his keynote address that tech companies need to come together to “open […]

Doug Bedell — April 11, 2018, 10:29 am

Bruce Schneier Promos the ‘Digital Security Exchange’

Bruce Schneier advises of the Digital Security Exchange, where he is on the advisory committee: “The DSX works to strengthen the digital resilience of U.S. civil society groups by improving their understanding and mitigation of online threats. “We do this by pairing civil society and social sector organizations with credible and trustworthy digital security experts […]

Doug Bedell — April 6, 2018, 1:21 pm

Healthcare, Too, Can Be Hit By Cyber Attacks

We’re not expressly endorsing the SecurityMetrics Health Network Portal, but it’s certainly noteworthy that the healthcare industry was hit by 23.7 percent of total cyber data breaches last year, as the SecurityMetrics blog notes. Healthcare IT News displays “The biggest healthcare breaches of 2017” in a click-along format here. As it’s been demonstrated repeatedly, no […]

Doug Bedell — April 4, 2018, 2:50 pm

Women Policing the Cybersecurity Realm

Barrier Briefs is about security, not gender diversity. Yet it’s pleasing to note that the Dark Reading blog is introducing “10 Women In Security You May Not Know But Should”. That’s cybersecurity, but it’s even more interesting to learn that women are increasingly present in one of the innermost realms of the security profession. “In […]

Doug Bedell — April 2, 2018, 11:11 am

Tightening Security Against Hackers

It seems like an almost daily security routine: Another of your favorite apps has been hacked, this time MyFitnessPal (150 million accounts), and the NakedSecurity blog puts out another advisory on what to do. The first thing, of course, is don’t panic (it always is). Then change the appropriate password. And have a nice day… […]

Doug Bedell — March 28, 2018, 2:04 pm

Critical U.S. Facilities Subject to Cyberattacks; Do We Care?

We don’t mean to to “crying wolf,” just insuring that you’re mindful of how critical facilities in the U.S. have become, at least theoretically, subject to attack via the Internet. In Homeland Security is hereby alerting us to that possibility: “One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, […]

Doug Bedell — March 24, 2018, 4:45 pm

Roadside Security: The Dilemma of Driverless Cars

A fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona, has clouded the prospects for self-driving cars, even though they may prove to be safer than driver-operated vehicles, The Security Ledger reports. “That’s one conclusion of security experts after 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber Volvo XC90 SUV as she walked her bicycle across […]

Doug Bedell — March 21, 2018, 10:37 am

Outdated Operating Systems a Boon to Hackers

Everybody using computers, including manufacturers, needs to understand the risks of cybersecurity, notes the Threat Post blog, but not too many do, at least fully. Reference a speaker at Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit earlier this month: “Dewan Chowdhury, founder of MalCrawler, said that many robotics that work as part of industrial systems on manufacturing […]

Doug Bedell — March 20, 2018, 10:27 am

Another Advisory on Protecting Against Email ‘Phishing’

Beware of attack by an email message, a tactic known as “phishing”. It’s seen as the “No. 1 cyber security security threat.” A survey by Clearswift of business decision makers and employees in the UK, US, Germany and Australia “ranked phishing emails as the top threat when asked what they saw as the biggest cybersecurity […]

Doug Bedell — March 12, 2018, 4:24 pm

Web Service Providers Need to Be Using “HTTPS” – Here’s Why

For all of you concerned about computer security protocols (and we all should be) here, Naked Security advises, is something you should be doing: Pay heed to those mischievous letters at the top of a web page – HTTP or HTTPS. They’re not just pesky code, but advisories as to whether your web hosting company […]