Archives: July, 2019

Doug Bedell — July 31, 2019, 4:31 pm

Immigrants Seeking Sanctuary in Churches Can’t Avoid Exposure to Huge Fines

Something about our times is wrong when immigrants seeking sanctuary in churches cand be “hit with huge fines,” as In Homeland Security reports. Maria Chavalan-Sut, from Guatemala, “has spent 10 months staving off a deportation order to a country that she says has scarred her life with violence, trauma and discrimination. Her fight for asylum […]

Doug Bedell — July 29, 2019, 5:46 pm

China’s Satellite System Prompts U.S. Security Concerns

China has been building and launching an earth-orbiting satellite monitoring system that’s been prompting security concerns among other nations, Trenton Abrego on Homeland 411 reports It’s called the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The system is now in its third phase, “which will feature 24 middle-earth orbit satellites, three geostationary satellites, and three inclined geosynchronous […]

Doug Bedell — July 26, 2019, 11:45 am

Via a New ‘Third Country’ Rule, DOJ, DHS Making U.S. Asylum Nearly Impossible

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published a joint rule with the Department of Justice “that dramatically limits the ability of migrants to seek asylum in the United States.” Sylvia Longmire on In Homeland Security reports that “any migrants en route to the United States will be required to seek asylum in a country […]

Doug Bedell — July 25, 2019, 11:49 am

‘Zero Trust’ an Important Approach to Computer Security

Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog blog provides a discussion of the Zero Trust approach to computer networks. “All of this evangelizing of a ‘never trust, always verify’ posture has incrementally gained converts among early-adopter enterprises,” he writes. Acohido focuses on a visit he made to Portsys, “a US-based supplier of advanced identity and […]

Doug Bedell — July 19, 2019, 1:00 pm

Vehicles Shared Via Card Readers Rather Than Keys

Increasingly, vehicles are being equipped with mobile access control systems, meaning you don’t need a key to open them but a card reader instead. They’re likely to have shared drivers from time to time. That won’t affect the utility of vehicle barriers where they’re needed but it points to the changing nature of driving. Call […]

Doug Bedell — July 17, 2019, 1:58 pm

From the Secret Service: ‘Mass Attacks in Public Spaces, 2018’

Yhe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a report by the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center on “Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2018“. It contains dire information on attacks that caused death and mayhem in the United States. “Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based […]

Doug Bedell — July 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

Meet a Foe of Cybersecurity Risks to Small Businesses

Here’s a discussion of what small businesses are doing in seeking to overcome cybersecurity risks and function safely on the Internet. Byron V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog provides information that is well worth spending time with in the interest of small business web security. “A recent survey of more than 1,000 senior execs and […]

Doug Bedell — July 13, 2019, 9:42 am

Maitaining Corporate IT Security: A Vexing Challenge

Protection against computer security attacks is becoming daunting for corporate IT managers, Danny Bradbury advises on the Naked Security blog. This after a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries. “According to the survey, two out of three organizations (68%) suffered a cyber attack in 2018 that they were unable to prevent from entering […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2019, 7:59 am

Does the U.S. Need a Department of Cybersecurity?

Something to consider as we keep hearing about computer break-ins and hacking: To enhance cyber security, maybe the U.S. needs a cabinet-level Department of Cybersecurity. This possibility is raised by the In Homeland Security blog, which warns that “The U.S. is more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks from foreign adversaries who attempt to penetrate vital […]

Doug Bedell — July 8, 2019, 2:57 pm

Cyber Security Portents For the Year Ahead

The Security Ledger site reports on premonitions held by security professionals as they prepare to assemble for the Black Hat event coming up in Las Vegas August 7th and 8th. The Ledger titles the post: “Ahead of Black Hat: Fear and Pessimism in Las Vegas”. Ahead of Black Hat, “A survey of information security professionals […]