Archives: 'Security Personnel'

Doug Bedell — June 30, 2017, 12:57 pm

Police Using New ‘Situational Awareness’ Body Cameras

From Mississippi via Government Security News comes word that police use of body cameras is expanding from clip-on push-button cameras to automatic situational awareness cameras that “turn on automatically in key situations and communicate with other officers and supervisors”. “Both the BodyWorn camera and the Rocket IoT, singularly or in conjunction,” the Government Security post […]

Doug Bedell — June 13, 2017, 10:03 am

New York City’s Security Setting

PRO Barrier Engineer Rich Lawrence provides a PDF copy of the Spring, 2017 issue of Security Director, published by ASIS International’s New York City chapter. Get caught up on how New York is meeting its security needs – a comprehensive run-through.

Doug Bedell — May 28, 2017, 8:10 am

President Trump Prods the Feds on Cybersecurity

We trust that President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity will have the result with federal agencies the President wants, and the nation needs. For, as SecurityInfoWatch reports, “more than 190 federal agencies who previously all have been running disparate cybersecurity programs will have the opportunity to create a unified framework that will not only help […]

Doug Bedell — May 1, 2017, 9:56 pm

‘Penetration Testers’ Can Readily Check Your Security

If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of the security measures you’ve taken at your workplace – and you should have, actually – consider hiring or retaining penetration testers – or “pentesters” for short. That’s the advice of SecurityInfoWatch in a post, “Inside the Mind of Hackers”. This holds for both perimeter and digital […]

Doug Bedell — March 17, 2017, 4:26 pm

‘White-Hat Hacking’: It’s Come to That – To Insure Web Safety

With cybersecurity at heightened levels of awareness, we’ve reached a point at which we can note the emerging discipline of “ethical hacking.” Ethical hacking? Well, now you can pay to determine if you’re being intruded upon on the Web. Paul Ridgewell on Naked Security reports on “white hat” contractors, “a somewhat shady-sounding occupation that uses […]

Doug Bedell — February 8, 2017, 5:03 pm

The Border Wall: Solid or See-Through?

Discussion continues on the nature of the wall to be built along the U.S.–Mexican border, and retired Marine General John Kelly, the new Homeland Security secretary, will have to sort it all out, in consultation, we presume, with President Trump. Not everybody wants a dense, solid barrier. Government Security News reports that “Border Patrol agents […]

Doug Bedell — January 24, 2017, 12:33 pm

‘Insider’ Security Challenges Growing

Time out to provide a sense of the people/cyber security setting overall, courtesy of Security Magazine. The “insider challenge” is getting ever worse. Insider threats and corporate cyber espionage are survey–certified top security challenges for 2017. “All too often,” says Security Magazine, “enterprise security departments are not involved in the acquisition of human resources (contract, […]

Doug Bedell — December 9, 2016, 3:41 pm

Business Security Starts at the Top – With the CEO and Board

On Security InfoWatch, Brian Stafford joins the discussion on closing the web security gap: Sounds good, but “While the idea of a sound security culture sounds promising, it can be extremely daunting to effectively implement and enforce. Part of the challenge involves achieving consistency across organizations and individual business lines.” Does that mean the scammers […]

Doug Bedell — October 28, 2016, 1:35 pm

DHS Connects With Its Industry Partners

Continuing its outreach to security industry partners, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held a Strategic Industry Conversation event earlier this month “to discuss program topics that span multiple DHS Offices and Components and impact the DHS Unity of Effort initiative.” Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer, blogs about the the DHS/industry partnership on the […]

Doug Bedell — October 3, 2016, 6:33 pm

Employees May Not Feel Well-Trained for Emergencies When Employers Think They Are

Polling has its limits in accurate findings, but it’s worth considering the difference between workers and managers/supervisors on how ready employees are to handle an emergency. Government Security News advises that, “according to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including […]