Archives: January, 2019

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2019, 4:05 pm

Security Considerations Important for Busy Entrances

Entrances come, or should anyway, in security packages. SecurityInfowatch discusses varieties of buildings and the security challenges they pose. “For facilities, buildings or areas that require the highest level of security, intrusion prevention is of greatest priority. Examples of this include data centers, vital records storage buildings, or any facility that requires compliance with government […]

Doug Bedell — January 28, 2019, 11:45 am

Illegal Aliens Arrive Mostly by Air or Sea

There are pros and cons to declaring a national security emergency, as President Trump is threatening to do, over the situation along the nation’s southwest border. A post on In Homeland Security notes that “most illegal entrants arrive by air or by sea.” “Border patrol apprehension numbers,” the post continues, “also do not support the […]

Doug Bedell — January 23, 2019, 3:44 pm

Keeping Up With an Ultimate Security Challenge – a Missile Attack

On an ultimate security issue, defense of the U.S. homeland against an incoming missile attack, President Trump seems up to any such challenge. Homeland 411 reports on six changes in the nation’s missile defense strategy that the president announced in an address at the Pentagon on Jan. 17. “All over, foreign adversaries, competitors, and rogue […]

Doug Bedell — January 22, 2019, 3:33 pm

Partial Federal Shutdown Hurting Security Contractors

Security contractors aren’t impervious to the effects of a lengthy federal government shutdown, a partial one or not. That’s the word from Security Infowatch. “The security industry is starting to feel real effects from the government shutdown, particularly for companies doing business with the federal government, or on federally-funded projects,” explains Jake Parker, Director of […]

Doug Bedell — January 16, 2019, 1:21 pm

Privacy Concerns Too Often Overlooked In Business Settings

Security pros, the DarkReading blog advises, need to become familiar with ways in which mistakes in the handling of digital information – such as email – “can lead to some dangerous privacy snafus.” The post lists seven ways in which this can happen: 1) “Accidental emails”, 2) Misdirected corporate emails, 3) Unauthorized people in an […]

Doug Bedell — January 14, 2019, 11:18 am

Technology’s Speedy Pace Raises Fateful Questions

On Homeland 411, a post from War Room, the online journal of the U.S. Army War College, raises potentially daunting questions about the speed of technological change. “Futurist, author, and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil estimates that between 2000 and 2007, technology advanced 1 million times – and predicts by his ‘Law of Accelerating Returns’ it […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2019, 4:27 pm

U.S. Dilemma: Illusions Behind a Border Wall

In Homeland Security resorts to an editorial to express its view that building a wall along the southern U.S. border wouldn’t work. “Here’s the problem: Like all law enforcement, border protection is best done by trained officers. If the president had asked for $5 billion to double or triple our Border Patrol forces and equip […]

Doug Bedell — January 9, 2019, 4:48 pm

Computer Passwords Seen As Passing Away, Though Slowly

Believe it or not, Security Infowatch reports that computer passwords are on their way out, all be it slowly. “Passwords as we know them – a string of letters, numbers and special characters suffer a dwindling shelf life” So, what’s going to replace them? The post lists biometrics, blockchain and digital IDs and artificial intelligence-enabled […]

Doug Bedell — January 7, 2019, 1:34 pm

Digital Pressures Growing; Security Harder to Maintain

It’s becoming increasingly challenging to be a business executive in today’s cyber-driven economy, Security magazine advises. “Executives are “most concerned about digital readiness (and) talent management in 2019.” This is especially so with firms that are competing against “born digital” rivals. As seen by  executives, here are the top 10 risks in today’s business settings: Existing […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2019, 8:42 am

PASS: A Web Resource on School Security

Barrier Briefs reports on school security issues from time to time. But we haven’t yet referred you to the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools – PASS – which has an aggressive mission:  “To provide school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach […]