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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.
New data shows that the U.S. public is surprisingly forgiving despite data breaches and controversies as long as companies demonstrate good faith.
Research shows a widening of the global cybersecurity workforce gap to nearly three million across North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The all-too-common practice of using the same email address/password combination to log into multiple websites can be damaging, especially for employers with many users and valuable assets protected by passwords, like universities.
Violence in America's emergency departments is increasing, causing harm to physicians, staff and patients, according to new research.
A new law in New Zealand means that travelers can be fined thousands of dollars if they refuse to allow border officials access to their phone.
This year's Security 500 Conference, held November 12 in Arlington, VA, kicking off OSAC Week at the State Department, will feature a keynote address from Michael McGarrity, Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI.
Coworking spaces are extremely popular with millennials in particular (68 percent of coworking tenants are millennials), and two-thirds of coworking tenants in this age group are interested in unlocking doors with smartphones over traditional methods.
There were at least 3,380 threats against K-12 schools recorded in the 2017-18 school year, a 62 percent increase from threats in the 2016-17 school year, according to The Educator’s School Safety Network (ESSN).
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Guy M. Grace, Jr., as the 2018 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions.
Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a cybersecurity bill governing Internet of Things devices.
A new report shows that only 52.4 percent of organizations maintained full PCI DSS compliance in 2017, compared to 55.4 percent in 2016.
Travelers will be able to use facial recognition to check in, drop off checked baggage, board flights and more.
After his daughter's death, one California father is fighting to reduce the stigma of mental health and get students closer to resources.
A majority of Americans say they would like to see more women in top leadership positions – not only in politics, but also in the corporate world – according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Crime and overall murder rates across US cities are projected to decline in 2018, continuing similar decreases from the previous year, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
The rate of voice fraud climbed 350%+ from 2013-17 with no signs of slowing; voice fraud also increased by 47% between 2016-17, or one in every 638 calls.
US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to address the cybersecurity workforce shortage.
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jonah Bromwich, a breaking news reporter for The Times in New York, discussed the tech he’s using, including Dataminr.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is planning to bolster security over the next five years, including a 77-percent spending increase in security services next year and adding 65 full-time salaried positions in 2018-2019, 61 of them police.
Utilizing new facial comparison technology, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer determined that a 26-year-old woman arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport from Accra, Ghana, last weekend was not a match to her passport and was attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.
Only 72 percent of healthcare providers believe their organization’s disaster plan is comprehensive enough to cover a variety of disaster scenarios inside the organization and across the community.
Research from Goode Intelligence sets out the qualitative and quantitative basis for the return on investment from the use of biometric authentication.
Concertgoers said they would attend more events if buying tickets online felt more secure, according to a new study.
More than half (51%) of media and entertainment firms experienced three or more cyber attacks over a 12-month period.
Despite the U.S. experiencing its highest number of billion-dollar disasters in 2017, a new survey found two-thirds of American homeowners are still unprepared in the event of a disaster.
The Canaveral Port Authority is set to upgrade security operations and cybersecurity systems following $1.149 million in federal and state grants from DHS and the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development program.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the major hotel brands in membership announced the 5-Star Promise, a pledge to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices (ESDs) and commit to enhanced policies, trainings and resources that together are aimed at enhancing hotel safety, including preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault.
With the Chiefs, Jeffrey Miller will be responsible for developing and managing all safety and security plans and programs for all facets of club operations, including facility security, event day safety, vendor-operated security and traffic procedures, and team security.
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