Archives: June, 2017

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 28, 2017, 2:28 pm

Girl Scouts USA to Offer Cyber Security Merit Badges

Talk about being relevant to our digital times. Reuters reports that the Girl Scouts of the USA will be offering 18 cyber security merit badges starting in September 2018. “The education program, which aims to reach as many as 1.8 million Girl Scouts in kindergarten through sixth grade,” Reuters adds, “is being developed in a […]

Doug Bedell — June 26, 2017, 11:54 am

Hoax Bomb Threats Vex Universities, Businesses

In a persistent security concern, universities are being plagued with hoax bomb threats being sent to printers and fax machines on their campuses, Security InfoWatch reports. Citing a USA Today report, InfoWatch advises that the universities affected include Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, University of Virginia and University of Detroit-Mercy. The report adds that […]

Doug Bedell — June 23, 2017, 10:41 am

Preview of Web Security Tools Coming Up

Ericka Chickowski on the DarkReading blog provides a preview of “8 hot hacking tools” that are expected to be “revealed and released” next month at the Black Hat USA meeting in Las Vegas. These are tools for “white hats,” the good guys, to have and understand in the continually plaguing effort to keep the Internet […]

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 — June 12, 2017, 10:26 am

Pluck Your ‘Low-Hanging’ Cyber Security Fruit – Could Be Enough

For a good overview on how to confront the security needs of your organization, Government Security News offers Katherine Teitler’s “5 Ways to Find the Low-Hanging Fruit on Your Network.” “Though securing everything which needs securing — hardware, software, applications, data, people — is by no means a light lift,” Ms.Teitler writes, the security team’s […]

Doug Bedell — June 8, 2017, 3:40 pm

Become an “A” Student of Cyber Security

Cyber security – we’ve been on this subject before, but it’s one that bears repeating and refining. Computer breaches are becoming all too common so Diane Griffin on the Security Directions E-Magazine offers “5 Ways to Strengthen Your Cyber Security”. It’s a post from last year, but one that remains applicable today. Ms. Griffin advises: […]

Doug Bedell — June 6, 2017, 8:43 am

Schools Being Protected From a Security Control Center

The public schools in Littleton, Colorado, are demonstrating how security principles can be applied to an entire school system, with the state of the electronic art monitored from a single control center. “Staff,” advises the Security Industry Association, “can watch video feeds displayed on a wall of 16 screens and view access control information for […]

Doug Bedell — June 2, 2017, 11:13 am

Homeland Security Issues Semiannual Report to Congress

Government Security News advises that the Department of Homeland Security has published its Semiannual Report to Congress, and that GSN is publishing selections of its key topics. Such topics include Securing Cyberspace and Information Technology Assets, Secret Service challenges, Evaluatiion of SHS’ Information Security Program and Security Controls for the Transportation Security Administration.