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. Here’s a good article that talks more about this technique to infect our infrastructure, take your information and generally cause havoc.
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DHS is offering critical infrastructure manufacturers a chance to test their products against Global Positioning System disruption.
One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has empaneled a steering committee of security industry professionals to guide its efforts to assist in fostering the careers of young professionals under its program SIA RISE.
Alabama has the highest percentage of engaged workers in the U.S., at 37%. Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana follow closely, at 36%.
Package delivery service UPS has successfully tested a drone that can launch from the top of a delivery car and autonomously deliver a package.
While CEOs around the world feel they have plenty to worry about in the year ahead, their confidence in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are back on the rise.
Americans give North Korea the lowest favorable rating of 21 countries Gallup measured in its annual update of the public's views of foreign nations.
International SOS revealed the results of the 2017 Business Impact of Travel Risk survey.
CompTIA unveiled a vendor-neutral certification, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), the first of its kind to bring behavioral analytics to the forefront of assessing cyber threats.
Americans believe they are as or more knowledgeable about cybersecurity than Trump, Clinton, IT Departments and mothers everywhere; yet 54 percent trust in online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.
A survey of U.S. oil and gas cybersecurity risk managers indicates that the deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations.
Joseph P. Clancy, the director of the Secret Service, is retiring after 29 years at the agency.
Only three percent of organizations have the technology and only 10 percent have the skills in place to address today’s top attack types.
Data breaches are becoming more complex and are no longer confined to just the IT department, but are now affecting every department within an organization
The American Bankers Association’s nation-wide bank robbery database, known as ABA Bank Capture, has a new interactive feature that allows subscribers to input ATM crime data — including ATM skimming — providing even more actionable intelligence to help reduce financial crime.
The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade with 2 in 5 employers (40 percent) planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months.
Sophisticated cybersecurity defenses are increasingly in high demand as a cybersecurity attack is now viewed as an inevitability. However, a majority of surveyed organizational leaders fear they are ill-equipped to address these threats head-on
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant.
A Clark School study at the University of Maryland is one of the first to quantify the near-constant rate of hacker attacks of computers with Internet access—every 39 seconds on average.
A global study - the 3rd annual World Talent Report from IMD business school has identified crisis-riddled Europe as home to nine of the 10 economies best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent.
Google has snatched Apple's title as the world’s most valuable brand, according to an annual survey.
Paris is spending $22 million to build a protective barrier around the Eiffel Tower.
As California acts to implement an effective and sustainable statewide earthquake early warning (EEW) system, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is taking steps to integrate the technology into its emergency management and preparedness efforts.
A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the dates for Securing New Ground (SNG) 2017, in New York City on Oct. 26-27, 2017.
A new study from the University of Chicago, The American Face of ISIS, says that the biggest terror threat in the US is homegrown.
While risk management is a "significant" commitment for organizations, 76 percent of enterprises lack a holistic strategy, and more than 70 percent are in the dark about critical assets and vulnerabilities, according to a new survey.
While 74% of the US working population works in full-time or permanent roles, more than one in ten employees have already joined what’s now known as the gig economy.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014
- TAC 202 Refresh
- Data Classification Update
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Monitoring
- Risk Management Sandbox