Archives: February, 2018

Doug Bedell — February 28, 2018, 11:44 am

Brinks: The Power of a Name in the Security World

The Brinks name has been absent from the security industry for nine years, but is still a runner-up name in home security. Thus MONI Smart Security (ever heard of them?) is rebranding as BRINKS Home Security, notes Security InfoWatch. “Our business has really changed a lot in the last few years with some really big […]

Doug Bedell — February 26, 2018, 12:07 pm

Barrier Stops an Intruder’s Car at the White House

The utility, indeed, the necessity, of vehicle barriers at key entry points was demonstrated last week when a woman’s car was stopped by a security barrier at an entrance to the White House grounds. It was another of several attempts by the same woman, from Tennessee, to penetrate perimeter security at the White House. An […]

Doug Bedell — February 24, 2018, 10:46 am

Schools, Grounds Need Protection from Intruders

In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shootings, Dr. Jarrod Sadulski, of American Military University, feels “there is a definite need for a more proactive approach to protecting our nation’s schools. In many cases, if not most school sites, that’s true.” Here’s the need in a nutshell: “The most significant security hazard on school […]

Doug Bedell — February 21, 2018, 4:11 pm

Truckers Increasingly Aware of the Need for Cybersecurity

Here’s an indication of how the awareness of the need for heightened cyber security keeps rolling on: DarkReading reports that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has launched “FleetCyWatch, a new service for members of the trucking industry to share threat information and report cybercrimes affecting fleet operations.” What would such a cybercrime be? From the […]

Doug Bedell — February 19, 2018, 11:34 am

Tax Preparers and Payers: Be Mindful of Banking Hackers

It’s the income tax season and Brian Krebs writes about “identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud” – another form of security challenge. They’re hackers. They hunt through bank accounts looking for large deposits from the Internal Revenue Service from tax refunds. In the Oklahoma City area, says an official of the Oklahoma Bankers […]

Doug Bedell — February 18, 2018, 10:48 am

A City Ranked ‘Safe’ Had a School Shooting Regardless

In terms of security, Parkland, Fla.,where the latest school shootings occurred, was ranked as on of the safest cities in the U.S., Security InfoWatch notes. “Parkland is an affluent residential community that backs up to the Everglades. The school was named to honor Stoneman Douglas, an environmentalist who fought to protect Florida’s Everglades. In fact, […]

Doug Bedell — February 12, 2018, 2:22 pm

Repairing Security Equipment: Not a Job for Everyone

If you’re producing security equipment for user customers, give an eye to this SecurityInfoWatch post on the “Right-to-Repair” legislation that’s pending in several states. “By and large,” advises InfoWatch, “these bills are intended to give consumers the ability to have their automobiles, appliances and other devices repaired by someone other than the original manufacturer by […]

Doug Bedell — February 6, 2018, 5:18 pm

Small Business People: You’re Increasingly Under Cyber Attack

Small businesses across the U.S. are increasingly finding themselves the victims of cyber crimes, reports Security Info Watch. “Small businesses across the country,” says the Info Watch post, “are finding that they have suddenly emerged as potential targets of both nefarious solo hackers looking to steal personal information or engage in ransomware scenarios, as well […]

Doug Bedell — February 2, 2018, 4:36 pm

Guards or Not? A Pertinent Security Choice

Let’s take a look, courtesy of Security InfoWatch, at the human side of security. We’re using talking about security hardware or techniques. Here’s discussion of whether protection should be provided by in-house people or contracted to outsiders. “On the surface,” says InfoWatch, “it would seem like the decision to outsource security to a third party […]