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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 Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) has released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
OnlineMasters.com, an industry-leading educational research organization, has named La Salle University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity a top
25 internet security program for 2019, and also awarded the program “best curriculum.”
Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year.
ISPA recently recognized 41 security professionals who exceeded the standard of excellence in their careers and professional positions during 2018.
Cyber hacks might cost the auto industry $24 billion within five years, according a study by Upstream Security.
The suicide rate among the US working age population increased 34 percent during 2000-2016, according to the CDC.
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database.
A Gallup poll says that Americans are more likely to say a household member has had their personal, credit card or financial information stolen by computer hackers, than report being victimized by any of eight other forms of criminal activity.
Fentanyl is the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for social programs.
A new study by computer scientists at William & Mary shows how burglars could potentially break into houses through smart home devices.
New data from Jumio reveals that online ID fraud attempts on government-issued IDs increased 22 percent worldwide during the 2018 Black Friday to Cyber Monday period compared to the non-holiday full-year average.
Hertz and CLEAR announced the launch of Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR – a new service that uses biometrics to drastically speed up the car rental process.
Data from 2017 included information on around 5.4 million incidents with 6,290,042 criminal offense, of which 61 percent were crimes against property, 23 percent were crimes against persons, and 16 percent were crimes against society (such as animal cruelty).
A group of the world’s largest international shipping associations have published an update to their cybersecurity guidelines.
A survey found that 45 percent of HR professionals view preparing for and responding to an active shooter or workplace violence incident – including threats of violence, such as stalking or domestic abuse – as very or extremely challenging.
IACLEA has announced plans to open a Global Center for Campus Public Safety.
By 2022, more IP traffic will cross global networks than in all prior “Internet years” combined up to the end of 2016, according to Cisco’s Complete VNI Forecast. In other words, more traffic will be created in 2022 than in the first 32 years of the Internet.
The NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites comments on Draft NISTIR 8196, Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices, a document that reviews the current and potential use cases of mobile and wearable devices by ﬁrst responders and analyzes them from a cybersecurity perspective.
The fourth edition of the guidelines is completely revised and greatly expanded to now cover best practices on a district-wide level that relate to safety and security and additional areas such as school transportation, cybersecurity and network infrastructure, architectural features and emergency communications.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) announced the appointment of three new IFPO Board of Directors.
The G20 summit is coming to Argentina on Friday, and this could mean big news for the security industry, as President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to meet regarding the ongoing trade war between the two countries.
Two hundred of the largest online retailers are taking consumer email protection and convenience seriously, according to analysis by the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.
The ability to identify and utilize technologies in new and different ways is one factor that is separating the good hospitals from the great.
People who were bullied at work were 59 percent more likely to develop heart disease or related diseases. Employees exposed to workplace violence were 25 percent more likely to develop heart disease or related diseases.
After the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is recommending changes to the nation’s emergency alert system.
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