Archives: June, 2022

Doug Bedell — June 29, 2022, 9:34 am

Pressures on Allied Support of Ukraine

David E. Johnson on the RAND blog raises the question of how long can the U.S. and its allies “afford the massive transfer of weapons to the Ukrainians, lest they jeopardize the readiness of their own militaries? When does the arsenal of democracy shift to the arsenal for self?” “The contributions by the United States […]

Doug Bedell — June 27, 2022, 11:45 am

Real Security Requires Training

The collapse of the Champlain Towers South 12-story condominium in Surfside, Florida last year provides  an example of  how important training is to insure the security of  everyone involved, in this instance the residents of the building. Megan Gates  on Today in Security reports on the consequences of the omission of training for all the […]

Doug Bedell — June 24, 2022, 11:35 am

Cyberspace – A Stressful Place Indeed

The cybersecurity workforce is becoming stressed to the point of quitting, Claire Meyer reports on Today in Security. “Ransomware. Nation-state attacks. Massive data breaches. The headlines are full of cybersecurity threats and incidents, and the persistent pace of attacks is driving “increasing and unsustainable stress levels” in the cybersecurity workforce, according to a report from […]

Doug Bedell — June 22, 2022, 12:44 pm

Organizations Can Use ‘DRI’ Against Hackers

Jeff Orloff on SecurityWeek.com suggests that organizations use the Defense Readiness Index to defend against cyber attackers on their computers. “In many cases,” he explains, ” organizations simply don’t take the time, or have the background, to craft a roadmap that allows them to measure and improve cyber competencies. Developing this roadmap can be time-consuming […]

Doug Bedell — June 20, 2022, 7:59 am

‘First Light 2022’ Nets Thousands of Scammers Worldwide

Graham Cluey on the State of Security site advises that “Law enforcement agencies around the world appear to have scored a major victory in the fight against fraudsters, in an operation that seized tens of millions of dollars and seen more than 2000 people arrested. ” ‘Operation “First Light 2022’, running for two months from […]

Doug Bedell — June 17, 2022, 9:30 am

Information Sources on the Jan. 6, 2021 Melee

JustSecurity.org, based at the New York University School of Law,  is a good place to go for information on the charges emerging against Donald Trump in connection with the January 6 2021 storming of the U.S. capital. Of course,  for fingertip access to such information, nothing beats heading to Google and simply typing January 6, […]

Doug Bedell — June 15, 2022, 11:37 am

More About Passwords, and Replacing Them Entirely

Back to passwords for a bit. Lance Whitney on Tech Republic  writes that “Faced with the challenge of adopting a unique and complex password for each account, many people instead turn to simple and vulnerable passwords, putting themselves and their organizations at risk.” In other words, passwords are definitely worth fussing over. Meanwhile, Ping Identity […]

Doug Bedell — June 13, 2022, 11:07 am

Ransomware Attacks Growing on the Internet

Writing on the State of Security, Mary Manzi reports on Sophos Labs’ “annual global study, State of Ransomware 2022. which covers real-world ransomware experiences in 2021, their financial and operational impact on organizations, as well as the role of cyber insurance in cyber defense. “The report, which surveyed 5,600 IT professionals in mid-sized organizations across […]

Doug Bedell — June 10, 2022, 6:56 pm

Barriers Are For Stopping, Not Yielding

Barriers are for stopping, not evading. This thought came to mind in reading about a fairground in Gastonia, North Carolina, where  “a man drove (a  pickup truck) over a barrier and into the center of the fairgrounds… The driver of that truck, who police say was driving under the influence, still made it about half […]

Doug Bedell — , 11:17 am

Security Risks Faced by Elderly People Online

Lyle Solomon on The Last Watchdog on Privacy & Security  discusses “The Top 5 online privacy and data security threats faced by the elderly.” “Unlike many younger users online,” Solomon writes,  “they may have accumulated savings over their lives — and those nest eggs are a major target for hackers. Now add psychological variables to […]