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.
Daily news stories from around the world for the security executive.
(ISC)²® and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education awarded eight women scholarships to help support their undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity studies. (ISC)²’s sponsorship with the Center is part of a broader initiative to grant cybersecurity opportunities for women and girls.
The TSA has been testing what it calls enhanced security procedures for carry-on bags at several airports in the United States, specifically electronic devices larger than a cellphone.
Workforce use of illicit drugs across the board—including cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine—has climbed to the highest rate in 12 years.
In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility and business continuity risks, with many of the issues provoked by one another.
According to the A10 Networks’ Application Intelligence Report (AIR), work and personal apps are so integral in daily life that many in the global workforce believe it is impossible and physically uncomfortable to live without them, comparing them in importance to basic daily nourishment like eating, breathing and socializing.
An operation targeting cybercrime across Asia has resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 Command and Control servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals.
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency has published research into how and why some young people become involved in cybercrime.
Britain’s National Police Chief’s Council has announced that there are 640 more armed officers than this time last year. The increase has been largely financed by a £143 million Home Office program with forces paying for additional officers.
The Canadian government is doubling investments to help communities at risk protect themselves from hate-motivated crimes. The government committed additional funding of CAD$5 million over five years in support of the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), which supports communities to enhance security infrastructure against hate-motivated crimes.
The new cybersecurity law enables the Chinese government to take measures to “monitor, defend and handle cybersecurity risks and threats originating from within the country or overseas sources, protecting key information infrastructure from attack, intrusion, disturbance and damage.”
Millennials are breathing life into retail brands, according to research from The Harris Poll.
A federal appeals court has shot down a rule requiring hobbyists to register their drones.
What would U.S. air travelers pay to ensure equal treatment in aviation security screenings? Not much, according to a new study.
Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Current Population Survey data.
The Caribbean and its pristine beaches may be a tourist magnet, but life in paradise comes at a price: the soaring violent crime rate is higher than in Latin America or Africa.
The share of CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses has been on the rise, according to a new study, which shows that forced turnovers due to ethical lapses rose from 3.9 percent of all successions in 2007–11 to 5.3 percent in 2012–16, due in large part to increased public scrutiny and accountability of executives.
Crime in the nation's schools and college campuses has declined over the past two decades.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will notify law enforcement if someone fails a background check after trying to buy a gun.
Data security breaches can negatively impact an entire organization -- including sales, marketing and IT -- and have a significant negative impact on company finances and shareholder value, according to a new Ponemon study.
An Israeli company is developing a device that reveals whether drivers were texting at the time of their crashes, and New York state is considering a proposal to allow police to use the device to examine the phones of drivers after accidents.
Delta Air Lines is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to check their own bags.
Business leaders and consumers share many common concerns, according to the Travelers Risk Index. The annual survey found that cyber risk is still considered one of the greatest risks facing both Americans and American businesses.
New research shows that while many Americans were active on social media on policy and political issues, both prior to and after President Trump’s Inauguration, many refrained from contributing content.
The Littler Annual Employer Survey, 2017 reveals that the change occurring in Washington, D.C., and in local governments – combined with technological advances and shifts in how work is performed – is creating an unprecedented level of uncertainty in the workplace.
U.S. President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote address at this year's ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, Texas.
Mexico has surpassed both Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s most violent country after Syria, says a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have unveiled a password meter that offers real-time feedback and advice to help people create better passwords.
The mass transit systems in San Diego, CA; Baltimore, MD; and Cleveland, OH took top safety and security honors in the 2017 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards.
The numbers are daunting if not outright horrifying: One in 4 women in the United States are in a dangerous relationship.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014
- TAC 202 Refresh
- Data Classification Update
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Monitoring
- Risk Management Sandbox