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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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Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida (UCF) celebrated the grand opening of a Cyber Innovation Lab on UCF's campus that will help meet the growing local and national need for cybersecurity talent.
What can law enforcement and enterprise security do to undermine terrorism, including that of the family affiliated variety?
(ISC)² has launched its Professional Development Institute (PDI) to combat the global shortage of skilled and trained cybersecurity professionals.
80 percent of IT business leaders anticipate a critical breach or successful cyberattack over the coming year, says a new survey.
U.S. weather and climate-related disasters accounted for $91 billion in direct losses in 2018.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Dr. Elizabeth (Elli) Voorhees as its new director of education and training.
A new Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey reveals an increased appetite for biometric authentication technology, with 70 percent of respondents reporting that they would like to expand the use of it into the workplace.
Aon’s 2019 Cyber Security Risk Report features eight risks that may impact organizations in the next 12 months, no matter where they are on their digital journey.
As if changing missions, resource shortages and salary pressures weren’t big-enough challenges, many federal workers must deal with another hurdle that’s been largely overlooked: smartphone bans.
Former DHS cybersecurity strategist Chris DeRusha has been named chief security officer for the state of Michigan.
Terrorism, specifically from the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats, says a new report from
Cost recovery for electric sector cybersecurity investments and development of resilience metrics to gauge the industry's progress are two of several recommendations by Vermont Law School researchers and a six-month study of electric grid security.
President Trump signed an executive order that is aimed to guide the development and regulation of artificial intelligence in the U.S.
Security magazine has partnered with Valiant to discover the top trends in guarding and security officer training and use.
The TSA has released a Top 10 list of the “most unusual checkpoint finds of 2018.”
A U.S. school district becomes the victim of a cyberattack almost as often as every three days.
Legislation has been introduced to require passenger airlines to install secondary security doors between cabins and the cockpit on current aircraft to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack.
Illinois state Rep. Daniel Didech has proposed a law that would require police to screen social media accounts of potential gun buyers.
A new poll by CreditCards.com found that 92 percent of Americans have taken at least one big data security risk in the past year.
BBVA Compass has named Brian Fricke as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he will oversee the bank's Information Security and Engineering Risk functions.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
The rate of women taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2018 rose to 22 percent, after hovering at 18 percent in both 2017 and 2016, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking comments to assess the effectiveness of its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to reduce risks for maritime facilities and vessels.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education.
What is the most cybersecure country in the world? A new study looked at 60 countries and found huge variances, from malware rates to cybersecurity-related legislation.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 10 Most Wanted List—an action plan for implementing 46 safety recommendations in the coming two years.
Each day, corporate travelers cross the globe to create and support business opportunities. Many travelers consider themselves savvy, and consider their travel a personal quasi-adventure.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that offers new protections to employees of state government who are victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Erroll G. Southers will deliver the keynote address at the RS2 Technologies 2019 Annual Conference on March 6, 2019 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort in San Diego, Calif.
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