Archives: March, 2022

Doug Bedell — March 31, 2022, 3:54 pm

U.S. War Colleges Should Be Training Cyber Security Leaders

Cyber warfare is defined by the Rand Corp. as involving “the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation’s computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses or denial-of-service attacks.” This is a new kind of battling, not necessarily declared, but one that needs defensive protection anyway. […]

Doug Bedell — March 30, 2022, 3:30 pm

Internet Crime a Continuing Danger, the FBI Advises

Internet crime is clearly a problem, the FBI’s 2021 Internet Crime Report confirms in the Homeland Security Digital Library. “The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report for 2021. Their 2021 Internet Crime Report outlines information related to the 847,376 complaints of suspected cybercrime, with reported losses at $6.9 billion, that […]

Doug Bedell — March 25, 2022, 2:29 pm

Had It With Passwords? We Need Them Anyway

Hampered by passwords, so many to use and remember? Kate O’Flaherty on The Guardian introduces us to password managers. We’re not selling them, so give it a read and decide if you’re interested in trying one. “In a competitive field,” Kate begins, “passwords are one of the worst things about the internet. Long and complex […]

Doug Bedell — March 23, 2022, 11:15 am

Cherish It: Cybersecurity Talent’s In Demand

We’ve likely noted this before, but Esther Shein on TechRepublic advises that cybersecurity talent is in high demand. “From an employment perspective,” she writes, “it’s never been a better time to be a cybersecurity professional. Organizations are struggling more than ever with hiring and retaining qualified cybersecurity professionals and managing skills gaps. ISACA’s newly released […]

Doug Bedell — March 21, 2022, 12:35 pm

As Ukrainian Refugees Look to the Future…

Krishna B. Kumar on the Rand blog discusses how Ukrainian refugees can begin to look toward their futures. “Over three million Ukrainians have fled their country following the Russian invasion. This is the biggest displacement of people in Europe since World War II. Poland has accepted more than 2 million refugees.” While many of the […]

Doug Bedell — March 18, 2022, 1:34 pm

Cyber Warfare: It’s Happening in Ukraine provides some advisories on cybersecurity prompted by the war in Ukraine. “The hard reality” Tim Redfearn writes, “is that cyber warfare is already here, and cyber will become a major part of all global conflicts moving forward. The war in Ukraine will be noteworthy to watch as professionals across the globe learn to understand […]

Doug Bedell — March 16, 2022, 12:04 pm

Hackers Beware – The U.S. Will Be Stalking You

Associated Press reports that “Companies critical to U.S. national interests will soon have to report when they’re hacked or they pay ransomware, according to new rules approved by Congress. “The rules are part of a broader effort by the Biden administration and Congress to shore up the nation’s cyber defenses after a series of high-profile […]

Doug Bedell — March 14, 2022, 12:05 pm

Where States Stand in Readiness for Public Health Emergencies

See where your state stands in terms of public health emergency preparedness in this report from the Homeland Security Digital Library. “The report assesses and tracks the public health preparedness of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state is grouped into one of three tiers based on the ’10 Top-Priority Indicators of […]

Doug Bedell — March 11, 2022, 2:18 pm

A Brush-Up on Eras: Cold War II

William Tucker on the American Military University’s Edge blog muses on the period we’re in now – Cold War II. “The post-Cold War era didn’t end this week with the invasion of Ukraine; instead, it likely ended with the 2008 recession. It is still difficult to pinpoint when that era broke down, but it was […]

Doug Bedell — March 10, 2022, 1:58 pm

Attacks on Internet Security Keep Growing

Watch out. The Internet is growing increasingly unsafe from software hackers, Jan Barker on betanews reports. “The number of malicious web application requests grew 88 percent between 2020 and 2021, with broken access control and injection attacks making up over 75 percent of them.” “Retail and high-tech industries rank third and fourth, each with almost […]