Archives: January, 2017

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2017, 2:05 pm

More About Drones, and Their Security Role

Here’s an update on the use of drones for emergency management and security functions. This Emergency Disaster and Emergency Management post calls it “tremendously important” for crisis managers (police, fire and emergency medical personnel, among others) to consider purchasing a drone, or drones, for gathering useful information at a disaster scene. “Used properly,” drones “can […]

Doug Bedell — January 27, 2017, 10:50 am

Bank Security: A Stringent Discipline

A bedrock tenet of effective security is to take security seriously in the first place. Are you kidding? Who wouldn’t be doing that? Well, security is a discipline, and here’s how it plays out in bank settings. “It’s not a bad thing to be paranoid,” says a bank manager in the post “How to Perform […]

Doug Bedell — January 24, 2017, 12:33 pm

‘Insider’ Security Challenges Growing

Time out to provide a sense of the people/cyber security setting overall, courtesy of Security Magazine. The “insider challenge” is getting ever worse. Insider threats and corporate cyber espionage are survey–certified top security challenges for 2017. “All too often,” says Security Magazine, “enterprise security departments are not involved in the acquisition of human resources (contract, […]

Doug Bedell — January 19, 2017, 4:40 pm

Digital Times Truly Are Upon Us

What Kevin Coleman on the Security blog has to say about us all entering the digital age may not be news at this point. But it does suggest that a new sort of awareness is advisable for all forms of security – from a business’ outdoor perimeter to its desktop hard drives. “Organizations must transform […]

Doug Bedell — January 16, 2017, 12:42 pm

Airport Security Requires Pervasive Alertness

Airport security, it’s increasingly clear from recent grisly incidents, is a definite concern, one requiring alertness by airport personnel and travelers alike. “Airport security,” writes Dr. Jeffrey T. Fowler of American Military University on In Homeland Security, “is defined as all security operations necessary to ensure the safety of employees, passengers, visitors and cargo. Typically, […]

Doug Bedell — January 10, 2017, 3:43 pm

If It’s on Wi-Fi, Can Even the Fridge Be Trusted?

Gee, isn’t this great? A refrigerator with a Wi-Fi-accessed camera “so,” for example, “you can look inside from your phone while you’re at the supermarket to see just how much mustard is left in the jar.” As we keep adding to the Internet-of-Things, we’re also adding to personal security risks. We don’t want to overplay […]

Doug Bedell — January 2, 2017, 3:37 pm

13 Page-FBI-DHS Report Analyzes Alleged Russian Election Hacking

Here’s the report that’s stirred all the fuss over whether the Russians sponsored cyber attacks on the U.S. presidential election process. The 13-page report report was released last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security. According to Threat Post site that’s posted the document, “The 13-page report (PDF) said […]