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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.
The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) announced that Tom M. Conley, President and CEO of The Conley Group Inc., has been appointed to serve on the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board's Strategic Counter Terrorism Council.
A new DHS and DOJ report says that three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born.
The percentage of companies reporting financially motivated cyber-attacks has doubled over the past two years, with 50% of surveyed companies experiencing a cyber-attack motivated by ransom in the past year.
A new study shows that nearly half (49%) of employees surveyed consider protection from cyberthreats a shared responsibility, but only one tenth (12%) of employed respondents claim to be fully aware of their organizations IT security policies and rules.
Online fraud attempts and general retail transaction volumes increased substantially during the 2017 holiday season, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide.
A new global ranking from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) identifies 13 countries as leading with factors conducive to innovation.
Sophisticated cyber threats against governments are increasing in frequency and severity, demanding heightened vigilance.
New York University's Tandon School of Engineering has launched the New York Cyber Fellows, an online master’s program for cybersecurity education.
More teenagers, especially girls, are open to the possibility of a career in information technology (IT), according to a research report by CompTIA.
Natural disasters caused $306 billion in total damage across the U.S. in 2017 – the largest amount for one year.
Research from WinMagic has found that security, management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex.
In a survey by PwC of people across the UK, Germany, China, India and the US, 69% of workers agreed or strongly agreed that they possess digital skills.
Roughly two-thirds of the highest-paying and fastest-growing jobs in fields like design and marketing now demand computer science skills, according to a new report from labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies and Oracle Academy.
For the second year in a row, "123456" remained the worst password.
In September 2017, FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that his agency had a 1,000 open domestic terrorism cases and an equal number of homegrown violent extremist investigations, such as individuals aligned with ISIS.
Despite awareness of the need for cybersecurity, many consumers are not taking proactive steps to keep their personal information protected from identity theft.
NYC will invest $50 million to install 1,500 security bollards to create safer sidewalks and pedestrian plazas at key locations.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will employ facial recognition technology for the entry of athletes, officials and journalists into game venues.
The Oakland International Airport has been selected as an official Innovation Task Force Site.
A report from the National Center for Education Statistics says that nearly 3 percent of students, ages 12-18, reported that they were the victims of crime at school in the previous six months.
The city of Las Vegas has installed 800 steel posts between the street and sidewalks along the Las Vegas Strip to increase pedestrian safety.
We live in a world that is networked together, where companies rely on networked systems and their data is stored in the cloud.
The internet of things has transformed the healthcare sector, allowing security practitioners to easily share information and deliver personalized treatments.
The St. Louis Cardinals have received federal certification giving the organization legal protections in the event of a terrorist attack at Busch Stadium.
The rapid pace of technological developments and disruptive innovations, along with organizational resistance to change, are the top concerns for boards of directors and business leaders around the world heading into 2018.
A team of researchers at New York University say that everyday citizens who decide to improve their communities deserve much of the credit for falling crime rates.
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