Archives: July, 2017

Doug Bedell — July 31, 2017, 1:32 pm

Caught on the ‘Dark Web’ by Carelessness Over Passwords

The ‘Dark Web’ is defined as the part of the World Wide Web “that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.” That is, if the scamers use their passwords correctly. Naked Security reports on some digital predators in the Netherlands who found their sites […]

Doug Bedell — July 28, 2017, 11:02 am

Security’s Realities, Both Physical and Digital

On the Security blog, Kevin Coleman, a security authority and visionary, identifies “the top five drivers of current approaches and strategies for security.” They are both physical and digital. For PRO Barrier, whose expertise is primarily in entrance and perimeter security, the most pertinent of Coleman’s concerns is “obsolete/inadequate physical and digital perimeter protection capabilities.” […]

Doug Bedell — July 26, 2017, 4:02 pm

A Computer Mouse Can Be a Pesky Devil Indeed

More and more, the threats being talked about on security blogs these days concern cyber security and the increasing ease with which unprotected computer systems can be breached. There’s Yossi Appleboum on SecurityInfoWatch for instance. He’s the Co-SEO Sepio Systems, “a pioneer in securing organizations against attacks via rogue hardware systems.” For example, “It may […]

Doug Bedell — July 24, 2017, 3:36 pm

U.S. Secret Service Charges Five With Credit Card Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service doesn’t just protect the President, it catches credit card fraudsters too. So advises the Dept. of Homeland Security’s blog, in reporting that the Secret Service has arrested five men for their involvement in “a sophisticated credit card and identity theft scheme.” The five have been accused of “operating a series of […]

Doug Bedell — July 22, 2017, 9:55 am

A Cybersecurity Canon for Anxious Security Pros

With the pace of cybersecurity concerns steadily increasing, TaoSecurity offers a library of “Essential reading for the Security Professional”. The cybersecurity volumes listed were published from 2014 forward and cover topics from Cyber Law & Policy to Risk & Compliance. Collectively, they’re dubbed The Cybersecurity Cannon. They’re not just for summer, but year-round, reading – […]

Doug Bedell — July 19, 2017, 3:10 pm

Schools for Fraudsters – They’re Popping Up Online

They just keep on coming – security threats and word on how to counter them. Scammers are now into payment card fraud and, notes Kelly Sheridan on DarkReading, “Cybercriminals are working together to share tools, tutorials, and credit card data to scam victims.” “It turns out, Kelly continues, “payment card fraudsters learn their skills as […]

Doug Bedell — July 17, 2017, 4:10 pm

Sports Security Boosted With First ‘Innovator Award’

Ticket-taking and sports go together, of course, but you don’t often think of sports and security together, although pros in the field do all the time. As an indication, the Security Industry Association reports that Dave Tynan, of Axis Communications, received the inaugural Sports Security Innovator Award this month at the annual conference of the […]

Doug Bedell — July 14, 2017, 1:29 pm

Recruiting Cybersecurity Pros a Growing Challenge

Knowing how to detect and deter cybersecurity intruders is an increasingly sought-after skill. Ericka Chickowski on the DarkReading site advises that “by 2022 there will be a global shortfall of cybersecurity workers of 1.8 million people.” Ms. Chickowski adds that “A lot of the issue comes down to the fact that there aren’t enough candidates […]

Doug Bedell — July 12, 2017, 11:46 am

Virginia Linking First-Responders In a Wireless Network

Virginia, Government Security News reports, is the first state to work with FirstNet and AT&T “to deliver a wireless broadband network to the Commonwealth’s public safety community.” “FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Virginia’s public safety community at no cost to the state for the […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2017, 12:20 pm

Oracle, Too, Is Hard-Pressed by Hackers

What’s involved in keeping up with computer security threats? A lot, and the challenge of besting hackers is getting ever more unnerving. That’s the impression one gets from reading the post “Oracle is patched into a software crisis” on Security InfoWatch. “You don’t have to be a news junkie,” John Matthew Holt observes on InfoWatch, […]