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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.
Patriarchs have a strong influence on the level of radicalization and recruitment of family members.
The Citizen's Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice released a report that reveals the world's 50 most dangerous cities.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced bicameral legislation to implement instant universal background checks for the sale of gun ammunition.
Ethisphere announced the designation of 128 honorees representing 21 countries and 50 industries as the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The list includes 16 first-time honorees and eight organizations that have been named to the list every year since 2007.
nCipher Security announces new research that exposes Americans’ lack of trust about personal data security, their leading concerns in this area and what organizations can do to gain their confidence at a time when breaches and cyberattacks are on the rise.
First Advantage released the results of its “2019 Top Screening Trends & Insights” State of the Industry report. After surveying enterprise customers and cross-referencing their responses with aggregated data from more than 66 million annual global searches, First Advantage was able to identify the key trends driving the employment background screening industry.
As consumers become increasingly comfortable using biometrics to unlock devices and log into accounts, there is a growing interest in bringing this technology to physical payment cards to provide simple-to-use multifactor authentication for in-store transactions. The Secure Technology Alliance released an introductory resource for those interested in better understanding the business case, impact and considerations for providing fingerprint-based biometric payment cards.
National Safety Council analysis indicates that women are disproportionately impacted by certain safety issues, most notably nonfatal workplace violence. Females account for 70% of all assault-related injuries involving days away from work.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices.
Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, which will jumpstart the development of CTE curricula that incorporate cybersecurity skills training.
ISC West has announced lhe lineup for its 2019 education sessions, in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA).
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Chris Grniet, CPP, as the recipient of the 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives. SIA will present Grniet with the honor at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West.
As someone who has been engaged by consulting clients and full-time employers to conduct threat assessments and write security and emergency preparedness plans, I am often left puzzled by how many organizations go to great lengths to assess their vulnerabilities and create plans to address them, but almost never test their ongoing effectiveness.
A majority of attendees at RSA this week plan to spend more on mobile security in the coming year.
North Carolina teachers who undergo specialized police training to carry firearms on campus would get a salary boost.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) – as part of its Women in Security Forum initiative – will host a breakfast event during ISC West featuring insights from special guest Juliette Kayyem, a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts.
The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year with “my employer” emerging as the most trusted institution.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) just approved the Web Authentication API, also known as WebAuthn, which is a new way to log into websites without passwords.
PSA announced that Dan Dunkel has joined PSA as Managing Director of PSA's Managed Security Service Provider Program.
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are collaborating on a joint strategy to help their members identify, recruit and retain qualified employees for a variety of professional roles within manufacturer and integrator businesses.
A few certainties surround the RSA Cybersecurity Conference this week: attendance will increase over last year, new exhibitor booths will expand, and hotel rates in San Francisco will reach unconscionable levels.
Prey Inc. announced the results of the inaugural Prey Mobile Theft & Loss Report, which found that misplaced devices were responsible for the vast majority – 69 percent – of all devices reported missing in 2018. Ultimately, the Prey survey determined that mobile device owners are a greater threat to their devices than are thieves and that, when if comes to device theft, the most comfortable and familiar places, such as offices, homes or schools, can be the least safe.
The Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, has been launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
Are companies ready for today's sophisticated cybercriminals and impact of data breaches? Experian's new study says that progress has been made, but companies need to do better.
Four students from Carnegie Mellon University won the 2019 Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition. Team members Karttik Panda, Veera Nandiraju, Sanika Suwant and Nishith Yadav each received $2,000 in scholarship money. Carnegie Mellon University teams have competed since the competition began five years ago, and always rank amongst top performing teams. This is the first win for the university.
Ken Senser, Senior Vice President of Global Security, Aviation, and Travel (GSAT) for Walmart, has announced his retirement, and Brian Murphy has been named Vice President of Global Security and Aviation, effective March 2019.
FedEx introduced the FedEx SameDay Bot — an autonomous delivery robot designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.
U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a disaster relief package to provide critical funding for Georgia and other states recovering from recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael.
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