Archives: June, 2018

Doug Bedell — June 18, 2018, 10:49 am

Apple Updating 911 Emergency Calls With HELO System

We’re not huckstering for Apple, but the tech giant will be including a feature in its new iOS 12 software to be released later this year that “will automatically share your location with emergency responders, so they know exactly where to find you,” if, of course, you need them. This according to Tom’s Guide, a […]

Doug Bedell — June 15, 2018, 1:38 pm

DHS Offers New Training – On Countering Internet Terrorists

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving its anti-terrorist training a digital turn with a new online training course, “Countering Terrorists Exploitation of Social Media and the Internet.” DHS advises that the “online 90-minute training is designed to educate startup companies and social media companies about how terrorists may seek to exploit their platforms. […]

Doug Bedell — June 13, 2018, 3:28 pm

Living Safely and Securely Takes 10 Steps to Everything

If you want to live and work securely, and are serious about those aims, we invite you to Johnathan Bancroft’s Security magazine post on “10 Hotel Safety Tips from a Former Intelligence Officer”. Bancroft is truly security conscious, just follow behind him as he checks into a hotel. He requests “a room between the second […]

Doug Bedell — June 11, 2018, 10:34 am

U.S. DHS Develops a Plan for Soft Targets and Crowded Places

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is getting personal in its approach to protecting people. DHS has released a “Soft Target and Crowded Places Security Plan Overview” that “describes how the Department is working to enhance and organize its efforts around the security and resilience of soft targets and crowded places across the United States.” […]

Doug Bedell — June 8, 2018, 7:26 am

National Guard’s Presence at the Mexican Border Not Unique to Trump

Homeland 411 provides a snapshot of the National Guard’s deployment to the U.S.–Mexican border, which isn’t unique to President Donald Trump. “In recent years,” writes Chrisopher Pawdzik, “Guard border deployment hasn’t necessarily become commonplace, but it’s also not unusual. From mid-2006 to mid-2008, President George W. Bush deployed about 6,000 National Guard troops to secure […]

Doug Bedell — June 4, 2018, 3:13 pm

Shoplifting a Huge Security Problem at Retail Stores

Here’s a security problem that you don’t hear much about but is a bane for retailers – shoplifting. Security InfoWatch reports that “According to the 30th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, more than 432,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2017 by just 21 large retailers who recovered over […]

Doug Bedell — June 1, 2018, 10:47 am

Locksmiths Are Good Security Writers, Too

Where better to find a treatise on the basics of site security than the United Locksmith blog, Lock Blog? Here Lock Blog offers, “10 Things You Need to Consider About Perimeter Security.” Get the basics, from Locks to Access Control, in nicely condensed descriptions with Key Takeaways for each of the 10 items. Locksmiths need […]