Great Britain’s Homeland Security Secretary Theresa May has some frightful numbers, and a conclusion from them that’s likely pertinent to the U.S. as well. “When the security and intelligence agencies tell us that the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11 we should take notice,” Secretary May […]
Archives: November, 2014
Auto manufacturers, notes Tsion Gonen on Information Week’s Dark Reading blog, began paying attention to safety after Ralph Nader appeared on the scene. Now there’s an “epidemic” of computer data breaches going on. Who, Gonen wonders, will be cyber security’s Ralph Nader? “Despite today’s fire-and-brimstone headlines about data breaches,” Gonen writes, “the problem with cyber […]
Infographics can pack a lot of information into a visually enticing package that encourages reading and comprehension. So it is with the critically important matter of computer security. StaySafeOnline.org, powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers an infographic, “Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure is Fueled By the Internet,” that provides a handful of tips on […]
We all have, or should have, concerns about keeping our computer systems safe and secure. But how to do that reliably is pretty challenging. Here’s what amounts to an introduction to computer security on Information Week’s Dark Reading blog: “Why Cyber Security Starts at Home,” by Corey Nachreiner. He advises to: Patch regularly, use and […]
The Department of Homeland Security has released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), which originated in 2008. “The updated NECP,” says DHS, “addresses the increasingly complex communications landscape that the public safety community uses to keep America safe and secure.” The plan focuses on the “traditional emergency responder disciplines,” such as law […]
The U.S. Secret Service goes after computer hackers, too. This is the 30th year since the U.S. criminalized unauthorized access to computers and assigned the Secret Service to investigate such activity. As a result, the Secret Service established an international network of Electronic Crimes Task Forces. This post is thanks to the U.S. Department of […]
Sure, we want to have secure subways along with other transportation modes. But, based on random police screenings on Chicago’s “L” system, Bruce Schneier wonders what’s to keep a potential bomber simply from heading to another station.
As the director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey put it, “The New York City skyline is whole again.” Yes, In Homeland Security notes that One World Trade Center has opened, as the appropriately reenforced tallest building in the United States. It replaces, of course, the Twin Towers that were destroyed […]
Bruce Schneier hails Adam Shostack’s new book on IT security, “Threat Modeling”. Bruce notes that it’s an honorable mention on Dr. Dobb’s “The Best Books” of the past 12 months.