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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.
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When you think of airport security, you probably think of screening lines, security checkpoints and lots of surveillance cameras. But what about cybersecurity?
An annual PDK poll finds that parents lack strong confidence that schools can protect their children against school shootings but favor armed police, mental health screenings, and metal detectors more than arming teachers to protect their children.
Security and facility services company Allied Universal today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), further building on its position as a leading player in the security services industry.
More than 65 percent of US firms in survey by FICO and Ovum say their protection is either above average or consider themselves a “top performer.”
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has awarded grants to close to 300 school districts and private schools, awarding 40 more on Tuesday.
The Secret Service is releasing new guidelines on enhancing school safety, based on research from the National Threat Assessment Center.
Is your program facing a shrinking security force or a downturn in the market? In our next Solutions by Sector webinar on July 26, Andrew Baer, head of global security for Weatherford International, will outline how to cope.
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The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) repeats as having the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report.
Nearly 7 in 10 (69 percent) U.S. travel buyers believe that female travelers generally face greater risk when traveling for business, according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
New road signs in the UK can electronically detect and warn drivers who are using mobile phones.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced a new career progression plan for its frontline employees to foster career growth.
Research from Kaspersky Lab has found that 52 percent of people do not password-protect their mobile devices, and only 22 percent of consumers use anti-theft solutions on their phones.
As business leaders become increasingly conscious of the impact cybersecurity can have on business outcomes, they should harness increased support and take advantage of six emerging trends to improve their enterprise’s resilience and elevate their own standing.
As the summer travel season is in full swing, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to hire thousands more security officers.
Ninety-five percent of employers surveyed by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) say their organization is conducting employment background screening in 2018.
A team of cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has demonstrated that valuable user information can be exfiltrated by tracking smartphone touch movements to impersonate a user on compromised, third party touchscreens while sending emails, conducting financial transactions or even playing games.
A new study shows that many drivers are still willing to take the risk of texting while driving, as ‘fear of missing out’ and separation anxiety keep them from abiding by the law.
Six outstanding professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2018 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, this week in Louisville, KY.
News station KRQE in Albuquerque, NM, was forced to skip its 10 p.m. newscast July 1 after a nonemployee gained access to the building and sat down on set.
On June 28, 2018 at 2:40PM eastern time, shots rang out at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper covering Annapolis, Maryland. The shooting resulted in the deaths of five people and injuries to two others.
ISONAS, based in Boulder, Colorado, provides edge-computing technology and intelligent devices, such as integrated reader-controllers. Allegion is a leading global security products and solutions provider.
For the third year in a row the potential of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, flood or wildfire, is the type of threat that causes most concern among Americans.
As OT and IT converge, organizations can use IoT devices to boost the efficiency of industrial processes, but these devices and processes also present new risks and points of vulnerabilities.
A new study published in Risk Analysis examined the question “How safe is safe enough for self-driving vehicles (SDVs)?”
Work is being done on the final phase of a $4 million security project at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, including the installation of concrete bollards placed in front of tunnels to the airport, at the curb in front of the building and around the parkade to mitigate vehicle-borne attacks.
The busiest airport in Florida, Orlando International Airport, is slated to be the first U.S. airport to use biometrics at both the entry and exit for travelers crossing borders. The commitment was announced Thursday, June 21, by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
As part of a broader security push last summer, the Transportation Security Administration began scrutinizing containers of powders in travelers’ carry-on luggage, and the TSA will soon ask foreign airports sending flights directly to the U.S. to do the same.
Following almost a year of legal battles, Lexington must release information about the city’s surveillance cameras and policies surrounding their use, a judge ordered this month.
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