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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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The $380 million of Federal funds allocated to election security is not sufficient, and additional Federal support will be needed to secure the 2020 election, says a new report.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField.
On October 1, 2017 a lone gunman fired down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, killings dozens of people attending a country music festival.
Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to the FBI and the FTC expressing his concerns with FaceApp, a mobile software application headquartered in Russia that uses artificial intelligence to alter users' images to make them look younger or older.
Southern Manatee County Fire and Rescue with a drone manufacturer to test and fly drones to be used for emergency rescue operations.
Seventy-two percent of respondents in a survey say they recycle passwords, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The city council of Oakland, Calif. has voted to ban the municipal use of facial recognition technology within its borders.
Transformation is defined as: “(noun) a change in form, appearance, nature or character.” Today, the physical security industry is faced with the fact that digital transformation has redefined business risk.
Public, private and independent schools in Vermont can apply for grants up to $25,000 to increase on-campus security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR).
A five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Vacation rental management company Vacasa has named Jeff Bryner the company's first CISO.
A new report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) explores the key elements that are integral to optimizing a SOC’s performance, realizing operational efficiency and pursuing innovation, and equips organizations with a practical understanding of how to design, establish and enhance a SOC that is both empowered by the organization, and aligned with business requirements.
American International Group, Inc. announced that Tom Parker will join the company as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.
Online bullying is becoming more prevalent among middle and high school students, “even as overall rates of bullying in schools have remained steady,” says a new federal report.
AT&T is the first wireless carrier to block robocalls after a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling paved the way for cell phone carriers to do so.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) presented its Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year Award to Officer Lorenzo Beltran of the Ceres Police Department, Ceres, Calif. and Officer Richard Parenti of the Scituate Police Department, Scituate, R.I.
Two teenage boys jumped a security fence at a research reactor in the San Francisco Bay Area, but there was no threat to the facility that uses highly enriched uranium that could be used to make a nuclear bomb.
The majority of UK parents are in the dark when it comes to advising their children on a career in cybersecurity, research from global cybersecurity training provider, SANS Institute, shows.
The University of Florida announced a new department in Business Affairs named Physical Security and has appointed Joseph Souza to lead it.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has named U.S. Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy M. Walsh as the founding executive director of its National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC).
Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Representative Roger Williams (TX-25) introduced the School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019, a bill that establishes federal grant programs for public schools to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities.
Globally, 35 million people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders and who require treatment services, according to the latest World Drug Report, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced $15 million in federal Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) funding to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the border.
The Secret Service released a report identifying trends and warning signs from 27 mass attacks that took place across the United States in 2018.
Research from Healthcare Ready has found that most Americans (54%) are aware they or their family could be impacted by a disaster in the next five years, yet more than half (51%) do not have an emergency plan in place.
More people were killed in homicides during 2017 than were killed in armed conflict, says a UN report.
The inability to adequately assess and understand the risks that vendors pose is becoming incredibly costly to healthcare providers, according to a report released today by Censinet and the Ponemon Institute.
The U.S. Secret Service will build a new 13-foot fence to surround the White House, nearly doubling the height of the current fence to help keep intruders out.
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