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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.
A majority of Americans say they would like to see more women in top leadership positions – not only in politics, but also in the corporate world – according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Crime and overall murder rates across US cities are projected to decline in 2018, continuing similar decreases from the previous year, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
The rate of voice fraud climbed 350%+ from 2013-17 with no signs of slowing; voice fraud also increased by 47% between 2016-17, or one in every 638 calls.
US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to address the cybersecurity workforce shortage.
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jonah Bromwich, a breaking news reporter for The Times in New York, discussed the tech he’s using, including Dataminr.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is planning to bolster security over the next five years, including a 77-percent spending increase in security services next year and adding 65 full-time salaried positions in 2018-2019, 61 of them police.
Utilizing new facial comparison technology, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer determined that a 26-year-old woman arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport from Accra, Ghana, last weekend was not a match to her passport and was attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.
Only 72 percent of healthcare providers believe their organization’s disaster plan is comprehensive enough to cover a variety of disaster scenarios inside the organization and across the community.
Research from Goode Intelligence sets out the qualitative and quantitative basis for the return on investment from the use of biometric authentication.
Concertgoers said they would attend more events if buying tickets online felt more secure, according to a new study.
More than half (51%) of media and entertainment firms experienced three or more cyber attacks over a 12-month period.
Despite the U.S. experiencing its highest number of billion-dollar disasters in 2017, a new survey found two-thirds of American homeowners are still unprepared in the event of a disaster.
The Canaveral Port Authority is set to upgrade security operations and cybersecurity systems following $1.149 million in federal and state grants from DHS and the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development program.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the major hotel brands in membership announced the 5-Star Promise, a pledge to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices (ESDs) and commit to enhanced policies, trainings and resources that together are aimed at enhancing hotel safety, including preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault.
With the Chiefs, Jeffrey Miller will be responsible for developing and managing all safety and security plans and programs for all facets of club operations, including facility security, event day safety, vendor-operated security and traffic procedures, and team security.
Why do people frequently forget passwords to their accounts and websites?
Following two security breaches earlier this summer, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, has begun installing concertina wire on fencing around the airport perimeter.
A review of 10,072,682 emails revealed 203,000 malicious links within were deemed safe by security systems – a ratio of one unstopped malicious link for every 50 emails inspected.
A new study has found that gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities.
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 deadline to complete this year's Security 500 survey is in 4 days!!!!
More than a quarter (27%) of enterprise IT departments in the US are forced to wait at least a month before installing vital security updates, due to budgetary restraints and overly complex infrastructures.
The U.S. has issued a travel advisory for Mexico after authorities found eight bodies in Cancún this week.
The number of U.S. firms with cybersecurity insurance has risen in the past year — but less than a third say their cyber insurance covers all risks.
Privacy and security online continue to be major issues for Americans, according to an NTIA survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
California lawmakers rejected a bill that would give hotel panic buttons for cleaning crews who fear sexual assault.
Global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8 percent over 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast.
The TSA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metro to deploy a new portable passenger screening technology that will help detect weapon and explosive device security threats on the county’s transit system.
The public transit system in Los Angeles has announced that it is the first in the U.S. to purchase millimeter wave scanners to screen metro riders for suspicious objects as they move through stations.
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