Archives: May, 2022

Doug Bedell — May 27, 2022, 12:32 pm

• Two Sources of Information on U.S. School Shootings

The National Institute of Justice has created a database on school shootings. Its aim is “to  better understand the causes of school-related gun violence and identify intervention points.” “When school shootings occur,” “the NIJ explains,  “they tend to be highly publicized events. Even so, little is known about the overall circumstances that lead to these […]

Doug Bedell — May 25, 2022, 3:59 pm

• Social Media Sites: Less Than Secure for Young People

Social media platforms are facing “the first wrongful death lawsuits,” Richard Dahl advises on the FindLaw site. “The first wrongful death lawsuits against social media companies are emerging, and federal and state lawmakers are considering further steps to require social media platforms to better safeguard children. “Legal pressure began to mount last October when Frances […]

Doug Bedell — May 23, 2022, 1:08 pm

• Views of the Universe from the ‘Edge’ Blog

The American Military University Edge blog provides stunning photos of the Sun taken “from halfway between Earth and the Sun on March 7, 2022 by the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft. “It’s a beautiful image that, if you zoom in, shows our star’s filaments and flares in stunning detail. Wow! “There are some great […]

Doug Bedell — May 20, 2022, 4:26 pm

• Security Awareness and Training ‘Gaining Worldwide’

Security awareness and training have been improving worldwide, Sara Mosqueda advises on Today in Security, citing KnowBe4’s 2022 Security Culture Report. “More than 530,000 employees at almost 3,000 different organizations were surveyed by KnowBe4 Research, which is part of the same organization that offers security awareness training. “Researchers approached the issue with the understanding that […]

Doug Bedell — May 11, 2022, 10:48 am

• Cyber Crime Insurance a Necessity for Businesses

SecurityInfowatch.com advises that for business owners insurance against cybercrime “is no longer a luxury, it’s a must-have”. “According to its 2021 Internet Crime Report, last year the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) got 3,729 complaints, identified as ransomware, with adjusted losses of more than $49.2 million. Last year, there was $6.9 billion in losses […]