Archives: 'Security Threats'

Doug Bedell — August 16, 2019, 10:29 am

Looking for a Tech Job? Hone Your Cybersecurity Skills

There’s a booming market for people with cybersecurity skills and not enough of them, Security Infowatch advises. “The growing cyberattack surface, ongoing regulations and requirements, and the endless onslaught of digital threats have necessitated more adept personnel than ever before, yet the security skills chasm is only widening. Recent estimates, according to (ISC)², place the […]

Doug Bedell — August 14, 2019, 1:30 pm

‘Bullet-Resistant’ Backpacks Giving Retailers Pause

In all the turmoil, real and fear-induced, resulting from recent mass shooting incidents, the In Homeland Security blog notes that self-styled security companies are offering “protective” items like “bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season.” Understandably, though, “some parents question the motives behind such companies.” “The only people enjoying it are […]

Doug Bedell — August 9, 2019, 12:24 pm

Workplace Security Training: ‘Learning to Swim from a Textbook’

Security awareness training isn’t provided enough, or effectively enough, in workplaces, Omer Taran argues on SecurityInfowatch.com. “Security awareness training has existed for decades — yet in all that time, it seems as if it hasn’t reached the level of effectiveness we hoped for,” Taran writes. “…Anywhere from 35-80% of security breaches start with employee involvement, […]

Doug Bedell — August 7, 2019, 4:36 pm

U.S. Homeland Security Giving Priority to ‘Mass Attacks in Public Spaces’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released its annual report on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces (MAPS). It’s for 2018 but, sadly, it already appears there will be a horrendous version foe 2019. “Mass attacks – whether inspired by hateful ideologies, grievances or any other motivating factor – shatter the feeling of safety that […]

Doug Bedell — August 5, 2019, 12:26 pm

Ambulance Teams Get Relief Via a New Medical Model

Pressure on ambulance companies is being lowered by a new style of medical care, the Community Paramedicine Model, the In Public Safety blog reports. “The Community Paramedicine Model is similar to that used by the Visiting Nurse Association”, the post advises. “Many patients will call 911 for transportation to the nearest hospital emergency department because […]

Doug Bedell — July 25, 2019, 11:49 am

‘Zero Trust’ an Important Approach to Computer Security

Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog blog provides a discussion of the Zero Trust approach to computer networks. “All of this evangelizing of a ‘never trust, always verify’ posture has incrementally gained converts among early-adopter enterprises,” he writes. Acohido focuses on a visit he made to Portsys, “a US-based supplier of advanced identity and […]

Doug Bedell — July 17, 2019, 1:58 pm

From the Secret Service: ‘Mass Attacks in Public Spaces, 2018’

Yhe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a report by the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center on “Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2018“. It contains dire information on attacks that caused death and mayhem in the United States. “Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based […]

Doug Bedell — July 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

Meet a Foe of Cybersecurity Risks to Small Businesses

Here’s a discussion of what small businesses are doing in seeking to overcome cybersecurity risks and function safely on the Internet. Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog provides information that is well worth spending time with in the interest of small business web security. “A recent survey of more than 1,000 senior execs and […]

Doug Bedell — July 13, 2019, 9:42 am

Maitaining Corporate IT Security: A Vexing Challenge

Protection against computer security attacks is becoming daunting for corporate IT managers, Danny Bradbury advises on the Naked Security blog. This after a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries. “According to the survey, two out of three organizations (68%) suffered a cyber attack in 2018 that they were unable to prevent from entering […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2019, 7:59 am

Does the U.S. Need a Department of Cybersecurity?

Something to consider as we keep hearing about computer break-ins and hacking: To enhance cyber security, maybe the U.S. needs a cabinet-level Department of Cybersecurity. This possibility is raised by the In Homeland Security blog, which warns that “The U.S. is more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks from foreign adversaries who attempt to penetrate vital […]