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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Cloud security is now the most difficult IT skill for employers to find in the job market.
Nearly nine-in-ten Americans today are online, up from about half in the early 2000s.
With today’s continuous technological advancements, 2017 promises to leave a few once relevant items in the dust.
According to a new study, nearly 17 percent of users are safeguarding their accounts with “123456.”
eBay is developing a new authentication program for some of its higher-end items to create a network of professional authenticators it can use to verify that products are legitimate.
A large percentage of organizations have an emergency communication plan, but they take too long to implement, says a new study.
Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a study found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores.
Most Americans, including half of independents and Republicans, support a ban on checking handguns into aircraft baggage.
An industry study has determined that incidents of air rage are increasing.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced the Email Privacy Act that would require government agents to get a warrant to look at your emails.
The FTC has filed a complaint against D-Link, a computer networking equipment manufacturer, for failing to take reasonable steps to protect the security measures of its baby monitors, cameras, and home internet routers.
Last year was the deadliest recorded for suicide bombings, with more than 5,650 people killed worldwide.
The Obama administration has designated the country’s election infrastructure as ‘critical,’ to add federal protections to voting systems.
Companies continue to be heavily invested in cloud computing, but they're also becoming more refined and savvy in the technology options they choose.
Consumer purchases of smartphones are expected to rebound this year, fueled by better security, new functions, improved performance and device refresh schedules.
European countries are top destinations for those looking to grow their careers outside of their home countries, according to HSBC’s latest Expat Explorer survey.
A new law that took effect in Missouri on Jan. 1 delivers swift punishments for fighting and bullying in schools.
The 30 largest U.S. cities saw a double-digit increase in their murder rate in 2016.
Space applications related to telecommunications and global navigation can play a vital role in supporting disaster risk reduction, response and recovery efforts, a senior United Nations official has said.
Between hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados, most regions in the U.S. are susceptible to some form or another of natural disaster.
Religious extremism has started to spread into inland provincial areas from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, according to China’s top religious affairs official, who urged the China Islamic Association to step up services for Muslim migrants and lead the fight against extremist thoughts.
A joint INTERPOL and European Union project to strengthen security across Jordan has provided frontline officers with direct access to INTERPOL’s policing capabilities.
Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has begun collecting personal data of persons suspected of people smuggling, terrorism and other cross-border crimes collected as part of its operation in Greece.
Bletchley Park, the site famed for breaking the German Enigma encryption system during World War Two, is to become a training academy for the next generation of cyber defense forces.
An organized crime group specialized in money laundering, whose members were active in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Morocco, has been dismantled.
Tom Bossert, a former national security aide to President George W. Bush, will serve as Donald Trump's homeland security adviser in the White House.
Korean Air crew can now use Tasers to deal with mid-air disturbances.
Americans are entering 2017 are entering 2017 on an optimistic note after emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on them in 2016.
The average CISO salary in the United States was $273,033, according to a Security Current survey.
Twenty-six states and Washington, D.C. scored a six or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014
- TAC 202 Refresh
- Data Classification Update
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Monitoring
- Risk Management Sandbox