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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.
Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they've been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.
A benchmark study on employment background screening revealed more than eight out of ten employers found resume fraud that includes embellishments or outright lies on job applicant resumes in the last year.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently named John Bilich as the agency’s new permanent Chief Security Officer.
A Tripwire survey has found that 79 percent of respondents said they believe the need for technical skills among security staff has increased over the past two years.
S&P Dow Jones Indices and Sustainability Investing (SI) specialist, RobecoSAM, has released the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
A report from the Security Research Initiative discusses findings from responses from more than 1,000 serving police officers on attitudes towards the private security sector (private security suppliers and corporate security departments).
Researchers at Virginia Tech have found that small consumer drones are unlikely to cause severe head injuries if they fall out of the sky and strike people.
EC-Council announced the release of the new, fully-proctored Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification, which will be launched at Hacker Halted, 2017,
Walter Copan has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new under secretary of commerce for standards and technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Americans are getting ready for a cash-free existence, says a new report.
A new study by Zipjet has ranked the world’s most stressful cities.
According to a new study, the cost of cybersecurity education for large enterprises at an all-time-high of $290,033 per year per organization, and user education is rocketing up the CIO’s priority list.
According to the Adobe Consumer Email Survey Report 2017, e-mail is the preferred method of communication at work, with about 36 percent of respondents using it.
Every dollar of fraud to merchants and firms in the retail and financial services sector is estimated to cost $2.66 on average, said a new fraud report.
A state audit has found that California K-12 schools are unprepared for incidents of gun violence.
An analysis of new 2017 crime data shows that all measures of crime — overall crime, violence, and murder — are projected to decline this year.
CyberDegrees.org, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of informational websites on higher education, has ranked the top 20 schools for cybersecurity, based on subject expertise, scholarship opportunities and designation as a national security agency national center of academic excellence in cyber defense.
A new study says that 93 percent of security professionals are concerned about the cybersecurity skills gap, and 72 percent believe it is more difficult to hire skilled security staff to defend against today’s cyberattacks compared to two years ago.
A poll by Healthcare Ready showed that Americans fear natural disasters more than terrorism, global pandemic or a cyberattack, combined.
Board training is a vital aspect of effective ethics and compliance programs, but fewer organizations are providing training to their board members – in 2017, only 44 percent of organizations are providing this education, compared to 58 percent in 2016. According to the NAVEX Global 2017 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report, only 17 percent of new directors received ethics and compliance training, and only one-fourth of organizations cover cybersecurity and cyber risk with the board.
More than 90% of large US companies with 500+ employees have a cybersecurity policy in place to protect them from both real and anticipated threats.
The federal government is facing a vast backlog of people seeking security clearances, as more than 700,000 applicants are waiting on background checks.
The Transportation Security Administration is on track to see a record number of passengers bringing guns to U.S. airports this year, with a surge in gun collections at security checkpoints in July, according to the Washington Examiner.
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