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Be aware that there are a number of concerted attacks occurring now through a technique called “spear phishing”. This occurs when someone sends an e-mail that looks like a legitimate communication from someone who seems to be a real person, but it’s not. See the link here to get a good definition and some examples of spear phishing attacks. Never believe that you are not noticeable to someone who might want to target you. Always question any e-mail that you receive. If you don’t recognize the link to something or it has an attachment that you are not expecting, don’t trust it. You can even receive spear phishing e-mails from people you know who have had their e-mail accounts hacked through the same method. This happens daily at all A&M members. Here’s a good article that talks more about this technique to infect our infrastructure, take your information and generally cause havoc.
We must all be aware of the threats that face us. Each of us has a responsibility to not only protect ourselves, but others who share the same information resources such as the network we all share, the e-mail servers we share and so forth. A really good short article by Accenture explains our responsibilities here.
Daily news stories from around the world for the security executive.
More than 600 new high-definition security cameras will be added to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rail system in an effort to modernize and increase safety, announced Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Positive Technologies released a new report, Bank Attacks 2018, detailing that banks have built up formidable barriers to prevent external attacks, yet fall short in defending against internal attackers.
Officials in Dubuque, Iowa, are considering linking security camera networks owned by the city of Dubuque, Dubuque County and Dubuque Community Schools with the goal of helping first responders during emergencies.
The White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council this week. The post was central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons.
Surveillance cameras installed in the front of the classroom would record students’ attentiveness and facial expressions. Behaviors are analyzed in six categories: reading, writing, listening, standing, hand-raising and napping.
Masharn Franklin was in charge of garnishing money from the paychecks of city employees, and the government says she embezzled money by issuing checks in the names of her relatives.
The new strategy is “aimed at ensuring the availability of critical national functions” and “fostering efficiency, innovation, trustworthy communication, and economic prosperity in ways consistent with our national values and that protect privacy and civil liberties.”
The analysis of 2017 data suggests shifting patterns of drug use, with cocaine and amphetamines positivity surging in some areas of the county and marijuana positivity rising sharply in states with newer recreational use statutes. Prescription opiate positivity rates declined dramatically on a national basis.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers, in conjunction with Security magazine, is now accepting nominations for the annual Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, an award that recognizes one security professional or an organization for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession.
The Annual Security 500 Survey is now available!
How happy are business travelers from around the world with their travel programs? Why do they book outside of policy and what might motivate them to be compliant?
The FBI's ’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) logged more than 300,000 complaints in 2017 with losses of more than $1.4 billion.
Surveillance cameras are being installed within NJ Transit regional trains in order to monitor security and behavior. Currently cameras are only being installed in trains that NJ Transit runs under contract for Metro-North, but an agency spokesperson said that cameras will be added to other lines as funding becomes available.
A new ordinance in Madison, Mississippi, requires external security cameras on the buildings of all retail locations; businesses were given until March 2018 to comply with the ordinance.
The Homeland Security Department needs thousands of additional port officers to help stymie the flow of illicit opioids into the country.
CenturyLink Field, home of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks and Major League Soccer’s Sounders FC, has received SAFETY Act Designation and Certification, the highest level of accreditation awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Millennials and post-millennials play a key role in solving the cybersecurity skills shortage now and in the future, according to a new survey.
Destructive attacks continue to rise with ransomware families leading the pack by growing three-fold during the year and affecting the healthcare industry the most, says a new report.
East St. Louis, Illinois; Darby Borough, Pennsylvania; and Opa Locka, Florida are among the the top 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S., according to a report.
By now, everyone has heard of fake news, aka, misinformation, or propaganda.
Police will soon be able to access surveillance cameras with views from around Springfield, Mass., including the new MGM Springfield casino, Union Station and city schools. Analysts at the Springfield Police Department’s Real-Time Analysis center will be able to use information gleaned from those cameras to provide situational awareness and information to officers in the field.
Early versions of Michigan’s school safety reforms turn more toward camps safety and away from gun laws, but the size and application of new funding remains uncertain.
In San Francisco, the Union Square Business Improvement District launched an outdoor security camera program in 2012, starting with six privately-owned cameras, and it has since raised more than $3 million in grant money and outfitted 40 property owners with cameras, extending the network to around 350 cameras that share footage with police.
Chicago lawmakers are attempting to amend the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act to permit law enforcement to fly surveillance drones over “large scale events” in Chicago. The bill references festivals and concerts, but ACLU Illinois says the amendment could empower police to fly drones over political protests and rallies.
Female and male cybersecurity professionals share the same workplace values, priorities and aspirations. Both place about the same level of importance on matters such as salary and working close to home – and both apply roughly the same skills to their work and view protecting people and data as their primary function, according to recent (ISC)2 research.
A new report by Dashlane found that 89% of travel sites leave their users' accounts perilously exposed to hackers due to unsafe password practices.
The gender wage gap is widening, particularly for women under 40, according to a three-year study by HR analytics and software company Visier.
Reading the title above your first thought might be a cyber-attack resulting from a deliberate insider or an unintentional, well-meaning employee.
The scale of bribery and corruption has shown no improvement globally since 2012, despite the unprecedented level of enforcement activity and introduction of new corporate criminal liability laws in that time.
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