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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.
California lawmakers rejected a bill that would give hotel panic buttons for cleaning crews who fear sexual assault.
The TSA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metro to deploy a new portable passenger screening technology that will help detect weapon and explosive device security threats on the county’s transit system.
Global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8 percent over 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast.
By using a malware attack on the bank’s ATM server, hackers stole customer information and withdrew 805 million rupees in 14,849 transactions in just over two hours on August 11, mostly overseas.
The public transit system in Los Angeles has announced that it is the first in the U.S. to purchase millimeter wave scanners to screen metro riders for suspicious objects as they move through stations.
Over the past decade, fewer and fewer fraud cases were referred to law enforcement.
Uber Technologies Inc. has named Matt Olsen as its chief security officer.
Almost one in 10 U.S. security professionals has admitted to having considered participating in Black Hat activity.
PG&E has appointed Jon Franke to the role of Vice President of Safety and Health for the company, effective Sept. 1. Franke is currently PG&E’s Vice President of Power Generation.
BART’s Board of Directors has approved a plan to expand the transit agency’s network of digital cameras and install emergency call boxes on station platforms.
Aloha Stadium previously did not restrict the number or size of bags visitors brought, and large strollers were allowed. Moving forward, however, stadium-goers may each bring one bag into the stadium not exceeding 12” by 6” by 12”.
A new program in Alabama would enable administrators of schools without an SRO or security officer to keep a firearm in a secured safe on campus for use during an active shooter event.
A new study has found that nearly two in five workers admitted to clicking on a link or opening an attachment from a sender they did not recognize.
Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center (NRMC), reported Meritalk.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum. The recipient of this new award will be recognized at SIA Honors Night 2018 on Nov. 14 in New York City.
Festival-goers should expect enhanced security at Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago, as more police, fencing, bag restrictions and airport-style screening are added to the annual Grant Park event.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is urging school districts to utilize a $10.5-million school construction fund – the School Building Authority Fund – to make immediate school security repairs.
The TSA is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the U.S., CNN reports. The proposal would mark a major change for U.S. air travel following 9/11, especially as screening measures for items such as laptops and tablets are increasing.
Sixty-nine percent of people worldwide say they have confidence in their local police, but nation by nation, the sentiment is quite different.
The Global Security Exchange (GSX) will provide access to valuable discussions, products and networking that security practitioners need to thrive.
The deadline to complete this year's Security 500 survey has been extended to August 31!
Problems with home alarm sales tactics were flagged as an issue to watch in the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA).
A new study on the best airports for business travelers found that Las Vegas McCarren airport is the best in terms of transit accessibility, on-time arrival performance, overall quality satisfaction, parking rates and nearby hotels.
Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices.
The most common method of killing another person from 2010 through 2016 was by using a gun, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A study IBM Security and conducted by Ponemon Institute found that the average cost of a data breach globally is $3.86 million, a 6.4 percent increase from the 2017 report.
When it comes to cybersecurity careers, adults in the US reportedly don’t know the various job opportunities available in the field, despite the growing demand for professionals to fill the enormous skills gap.
Three-quarters of U.S. retailers have experienced a data breach, half in the last year, says the Thales 2018 Data Threat Report.
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