Archives: May, 2022

Doug Bedell — May 31, 2022, 9:15 am

Passwords to Be Passing Out

Here’s big digital news: Bryon V. Acohido on The Last Watchdog site reports that passwords are on the way out. They’ll be replaced by codes scanned from personally owned  smartphones. Hallelujah! The change can’t happen soon enough.

Doug Bedell — May 28, 2022, 2:41 pm

Hospitals Can Be Settings for Digital Intrusions

Hospitals might not be the healthiest places, digitally as well as medically speaking. Writing on Security Week, Marie Hattar notes that “Articles focused on cybersecurity threats facing the connected medical device market often cite a well-worn statistic: the average hospital bed in the United States has 10 to 15 internet-enabled devices that collect and transmit […]

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 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 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 […]