Archives: January, 2018

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2018, 3:51 pm

‘Security’ Often Isn’t Secure Enough

Security isn’t always simply security. You have to consider what you’re possibly securing against, as well as what you’re doing about it. “Depending on how you arrived at the list of your services,” advises the Security Executive Council, “the issue may be you are only providing discrete security services and not an overall comprehensive security […]

Doug Bedell — January 29, 2018, 4:28 pm

A Good Place to Hang Out: DHS is Serious about Web Security

We just passed Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, the Department of Homeland Security advises. That’s “an international effort designed to inspire dialogue and empower individuals (to) take action to protect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust in our interconnected world.” This is an increasingly tall order on the vast, beleaguered Internet. A good place […]

Doug Bedell — January 23, 2018, 3:08 pm

U.S. Marines Looking for More Than a Few Good Hackers

The U.S. Marine Corps., reports Defense Tech, is recruiting cyber operations specialists who will be assured of careers as Marine cyber security and hacking experts. “Join the Marines and serve at a keyboard,” might well be the slogan of corps’ recruiters. Security has come to rest on more than battlefield tactics. “‘Anybody in here a […]

Doug Bedell — January 21, 2018, 10:55 am

Security ‘Rings’ Enable Internal Protection

To be sure you’re as protected as you need to be, think of site security in phases, working inward. There’s the perimeter (fencing), access spaces (vehicle barriers and personnel checks), door locks and, inside, computer and other electronic protections. SecurityInfoWatch lays all this out nicely, noting that “The concept that is commonly referred to as […]

Doug Bedell — January 19, 2018, 12:32 pm

Troops Will Have Wi-Fi On Any Future Battlefields

While not an explanation of how it’s achieved, Defense Tech discusses something you’ll be interested in knowing about – Secure Wi-Fi technology that’s now available in “the fast-moving world of battlefield communications”. “The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,” Defense Tech reports, “successfully piloted the Wi-Fi capability during decisive action training at the […]

Doug Bedell — January 18, 2018, 12:16 pm

Over There, On the Wall, Is ‘Security’ for the Taking

Whoops! The head of security for the World Cup soccer games inadvertently demonstrated how easy it is to be complacent about digital security, at the risk of being scored upon. Sophos Ltd.’s Naked Security blog runs a photo of Luiz Dorea standing in front of a video wall at the “state-of-the-art” security center for the […]

Doug Bedell — January 15, 2018, 10:20 am

Online Schooling in Homeland Security Available Here…

Want to do some home schooling in security? You might consider earning an online degree or certificate for homeland security professionals from American Military University (AMU) in CharlesTown, West Virginia. “Our instructors,” AMU advises, “are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders. American […]

Doug Bedell — January 13, 2018, 3:12 pm

Facial Recognition Catching on as a Means of Security Scanning

Bruce Schneier leads us to a report that facial scans are growing as the security feature of choice in a growing number of retail settings. As an example, CEO John Miller of the California hamburger chain Caliburger says “Our goal for 2018 is to replace credit card swipes with face-based payments. Facial recognition is part […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2018, 2:08 pm

New Body Camera for Security Uses Coming Up

Security InfoWatch provides a preview of a new body camera, the Time Machine Camera by Roader, a Holland-based startup. Along with a discussion of the nature of the upcoming camera (this spring), InfoWatch notes that Roader has “pitched this product to the security guard industry and what they like about it is you’re not recording […]

Doug Bedell — January 8, 2018, 3:33 pm

How to Defend Against the ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ Attacks

The Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities discovered as the year turned have been getting a lot of priority attention to insure the security of computer systems. What are they? It’s a complex subject, but here, on the ThreatPost blog, is one of the best run-throughs on it that we’ve seen – for Windows, Mac and […]