Archives: October, 2019

Doug Bedell — October 14, 2019, 2:54 pm

With Hackers, You Never Know Who May Looking In

Obviously, computer hackers shouldn’t be helped by their unsuspecting targets, yet that’s what happens all too often, the DarkReading.com blog advises. “From lengthy email signatures to employees’ social media posts,” Kelly Sheridan writes, “we look at the many ways organizations make it easier for attackers to break in.” Examples would be “human resources sharing photos […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2019, 11:42 am

CPTED: An Approach To Security Via Environmental Design

A confessed “childhood vandal” discusses Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in a post on SecurityInfowatch.com. CPTED applications include “commercial office buildings, industrial buildings and facilities, parking facilities, schools, automated teller machines and U.S. federal government buildings — obviously this is not the comprehensive list of all CPTED’s focus. It’s interesting to note that the […]

Doug Bedell — October 9, 2019, 11:44 am

The Internet’s No Place for Nonchalance

Feeling safe using the Internet? You probably shouldn’t be, the ZD Net blog advises: “Answers from a survey of 4,272 US adults conducted in June by the Pew Research Center found that most Americans aren’t as tech-savvy as you’d normally expect from the country that houses most of today’s web tech innovation. “Most Americans can’t […]

Doug Bedell — October 7, 2019, 3:06 pm

Police, Like the Rest of Us, Should Be Wary of Social Media

Police officers (not just police officers, actually) have reason to be cautious of how they present themselves on social media these days, advises InPublicSafety in a post, “Six Ways to Avoid Discipline: A Law Enforcement Officer’s Guide”. “Activities on social media,” the post advises police officers, “can have a huge effect on how you as […]

Doug Bedell — October 4, 2019, 11:34 am

Security Risks from Spammers Growing on the Internet

Security InfoWatch provides a run-through of the growing threat of identity fraud on the Internet. This potentially costly offense involves an e-mail messenger or website intruder who identifies his purported business or identity as legitimate when they’re not. Call them fraudsters, and watch out. “According to Experian,” InfoWatch advises, “more than two in five consumers […]

Doug Bedell — October 2, 2019, 10:48 am

‘Real ID’ Requirement to Fly Only a Year Away

A year from now, the Department of Homeland Security will start getting really serious about who flies on airliners within the U.S – by requiring they present a REAL ID to get aboard. “Beginning October 1, 2020,” a DHS post advises, “every air traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, […]