Archives: November, 2016

Doug Bedell — November 28, 2016, 6:10 pm

Resting Easier About Computer Security, Still…

Reading about instances of cyber attacks, you can get the impression that the bad guys are gaining on the good guys when it comes to the security of corporate computer systems. Not so, says Richard Bejtlich, on his blog, TaoSecurity, The Way of Digital Security. Bejtlich argues that 1) Solution providers “share enormous amounts of […]

Doug Bedell — November 21, 2016, 10:43 pm

Internet Banking Calls for Security Savvy

Online banking can be a great convenience but, Safe & Savvy notes, it’s a digital security risk as well. Safe & Savvy quotes F-Secure Security Advisor Sean Sullivan: “Online banking basically puts a bank machine on the internet. But the World Wide Web, Wi-Fi networks, and devices don’t offer people the level of security they […]

Doug Bedell — November 18, 2016, 4:02 pm

DHS Offers Help on Infrastructure Security

Looking to insure that your commercial buildings and grounds are safe? Beyond appropriate vehicle barriers, you can seek a means of insuring that’s so from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS has an Office of Infrastructure Protection to help critical infrastructure owners and operators “understand and address risks to critical infrastructure. “IP provides information on […]

Doug Bedell — November 16, 2016, 3:50 pm

App Aims to Reduce Security Wait Times at Airports

A new feature has been added to the flightSpeak app to help reduce stress on holiday travelers at airports, Government Security News advises. Called CheckPoint, it’s “designed to help passengers better anticipate security line delays so they can enjoy a more efficient, less stressful airport travel experience.” The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been working […]

Doug Bedell — November 15, 2016, 10:28 am

Security Officers Hard-Pressed by Technology Changes

The heat keeps turning up on chief security officers and information security officers, the Security blog notes. Five common “complexity drivers” range from “regulations and internal rules” to the “ever increasing number of threats, particularly sophisticated threats.” “In the 25+ years I have been involved in technology,” says Security writer Kevin Coleman, “I have never […]

Doug Bedell — November 8, 2016, 12:44 pm

Security at Convention Centers

Who doesn’t need to be concerned about security? Certainly not convention centers executives, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association, explains. Indeed, convention centers are considered to be “soft targets,” Erickson notes. The good news is that event operations teams “dedicate an incredible amount of resources to ensure that exhibitors, staff, attendees and the […]