Archives: July, 2018

Doug Bedell — July 16, 2018, 12:30 pm

Cybersecurity Breaches in 2018 – ‘So Far’

Following up on Briefs’ last post on cyber crime, here, from Wired magazine, are “The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far”. Wired’s warning: “Corporate security isn’t getting better fast enough, critical infrastructure security hangs in the balance, and state-backed hackers from around the world are getting bolder and more sophisticated.” The examples range from […]

Doug Bedell — July 13, 2018, 11:15 pm

Cyber Crime: A Gas Pump Acting ‘On Its Own’

Barrier Briefs has been noting how cyber-based crime is increasing, along with the need for security vigilance. Here’s an example, provided by Bruce Schneier on his security blog. “Police in Detroit,” Schneier writes, “are looking for two suspects who allegedly managed to hack a gas pump and steal over 600 gallons of gasoline, valued at […]

Doug Bedell — July 11, 2018, 1:31 pm

Digital Insiders Can Be As Disruptive As Outsiders

Perish the thought, but the reality is that security disruptions – digital disasters – can be caused by insiders in an organization as well as faceless hackers. As proof, DarkReading.com discusses “The 6 Worst Insider Attacks of 2018 – So Far” in which “stalkers, fraudsters, saboteurs, and all nature of malicious insiders have put the […]

Doug Bedell — July 9, 2018, 11:13 am

U.S. Cybersecurity Effectiveness Questioned By An Observer

Don’t count on the Department of Homeland Security to insure protection against cyber-attacks on U.S. businesses and government agencies, the Homeland 411 blog advises. “Chronic under staffing, insufficient resources, and a lack of cyber-prioritization has left government systems and critical infrastructure vulnerable to attacks and has placed DHS’s cyber goals far from reach, according to […]

Doug Bedell — July 5, 2018, 2:25 pm

No Doubting It: Enterprises Need a Cybersecurity Plan

Computer hackers with access – granted or created – to a business file can do great harm to the business involved. A security truism these days? Of course. But Joe Granitto on Security InfoWatch follows up with practical suggestions on protecting your data. “Defending your operations and reputation,” he writes, “requires a holistic cybersecurity plan, […]

Doug Bedell — July 3, 2018, 12:51 pm

Border Security Seen as a Problem for Congress to Solve

The nation’s security agenda is growing increasingly crowded, as a post by Rachel Schultz on Homeland 411 makes clear. “Cyber and border security, immigration, refugees, military readiness, and capabilities,” she writes, “headlined the second annual Capitol Hill National Security Forum on June 21.” There are, primarily, border and immigration issues confronting the U.S. and it’s […]