Archives: October, 2017

Doug Bedell — October 31, 2017, 6:54 am

Organizations: ‘Know Thyselves’ in Insuring Cyber Security

Knowing where cyber-attacks are coming from is a big part of defending against any that may be aimed at your enterprise. A truism? Yes and no, we gather from a Clearswift post, “3 ways to protect your organization against the insider threat”. “Our latest research reveals that the extended enterprise (employees, customers, suppliers and ex-employees) […]

Doug Bedell — October 26, 2017, 12:15 pm

Robots Shielding U.S. Troops from Battlefield Perils

This, from In Homeland Security, isn’t exactly a post relating to perimeter security, but it’s a fascinating explanation of how U.S. Army troops are being protected from battlefield threats by robots. Yes, robots. “The Army is buying hundreds of ground robots that could bolster the way soldiers respond to nuclear, biological and chemical threats. “More […]

Doug Bedell — October 25, 2017, 3:13 pm

Cyber Vigilantes Suggesting a ‘National Security Action Plan’

There are cyber security vigilantes – meet some of them on SecurityInfoWatch who have styled themselves #CyberAvengers. If you need help or solace with your concerns over computer security, this might be a good group to check in with. They’re seeking to cripple “nefarious actors operating in cyberspace seeking to exploit whatever their tapping fingers […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2017, 7:14 am

Here Are the ABCs of Security Risks

The website of the Threat Analysis Group in Houston, Texas, excels in clear security thinking. There are, TAG advises, assets, threats, vulnerability, and risk – risk being the intersection of assets, threats and vulnerabilities. The problem is, though, that threats can’t be assessed with much in the way of certainty. They arise, are assessed and […]

Doug Bedell — October 20, 2017, 3:15 pm

From Norway: Smart Watches for Kids Can Make Them Easy Prey

From Norway comes a security warning about smart watches for children. We don’t know precisely which digital watches, if not all of them, are involved. But it’s certainly wise to wonder and check before you purchase one for a child or grandchild. Schneier on Security is the source for this advisory. Here’s the danger: “Through […]

Doug Bedell — October 18, 2017, 11:06 am

October: ‘National Cyber Security Awareness Month’

The Department of Homeland Security advises that October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”. That makes it a good time to provide a renewed list of cybersecurity safety tips. They come down to be alert, be updated, and love those passwords! Seriously, cybersecurity is requiring increasing attention, and will continue to do so.

Doug Bedell — October 16, 2017, 9:22 am

Getting Acquainted in Challenging Security Times

Google “physical perimeter security” and the first item to appear dates to March, 2013 – “The 5 D’s of Outdoor Perimeter Security”. In today’s digital world, four years can make a post a security classic. So what are the “5 D’s”? Kevin Marier, founder and CEO of Connex International, Inc., who wrote the piece, identifies […]

Doug Bedell — October 13, 2017, 2:50 pm

Uncovering Security Realities at the Las Vegas Scene

Much as we’d like to put behind us the massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, there is much to be learned from an actual security crisis. And one, argues Tom M. Conley, on the Security magazine blog that amounted to “a catastrophic security failure.” (Conley is the President and CEO of the […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2017, 2:07 pm

Organizations, Including Cities, Towns and Enterprises, Need to Take Securty Risks Whole

The Security Executive Council provides a unified look at what it takes to insure security in an organization. There are a host of factors, from executive management to quality oversight and more, that influence organizational security. The need is to avoid a siloed approach to risk assessment and avoidance, yet such “tunnel vision” frequently hampers […]

Doug Bedell — October 9, 2017, 9:47 am

Vehicle Barriers Being Deployed in European Cities

European cities have been installing vehicle barriers on their streets after a series of of attacks using cars, vans and trucks, The New York Times reports., Barriers being deployed in Britain, Germany, and France, for example, portable as well as solid designs. Some portable barriers are designed to resemble flower pots and sculptures. The head […]