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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 York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan to decrease police presence in the city’s schools by limiting the situations in which law enforcement will be allowed to respond to matters that arise on school grounds.
Hurricane season started June 1 and several senators expressed frustration about the lack of preparedness of government entities.
Delta Airlines will give passengers the option to use facial recognition technology to board flights instead of using boarding passes.
Safe and Sound Schools, a national school safety non-profit, released its State of School Safety Report 2019, in collaboration with Boston University College of Communication.
Enterprises are challenged with security basics, according to Panaseer’s Security Leader’s Peer Report.
Over the past year, organizations faced on average more than nine Domain Name System (DNS) attacks, an increase of 34 percent, says the IDC 2019 Global DNS Threat Report.
ISC)² announced the winners of its 2019 Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA®) Government.
A Florida city is paying $600,000 in Bitcoins to a hacker who took over local government computers after an employee clicked on a malicious email link.
The number of video surveillance cameras in London will hit an all-time high this year, according to CCTV.co.uk research.
Cybersecurity and data privacy captured the two top spots in respondents’ list of E&C concerns, according to the 2019 Definitive Corporate Compliance Benchmark Report.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity.
The state School Building Authority (SBA) in West Virginia will select several projects for funding during a meeting set for Monday in Charleston, says a news report.
In 2017 the risk of fraud continued to evolve and intensify; identity fraud hit a new all-time high and cyber-enabled fraud accounted for an even greater proportion of the growing problem, according to the 2019 Fraudscape report.
The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) is addressing one of the most critical issues in cybersecurity by launching new undergraduate and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity.
Two Chester County organizations and five municipalities in Pennsylvania will receive more than $1.25 million in funding for criminal justice and crime prevention, according to a news report.
Studying millions of devices, agents, and apps, uncovered that 42 percent of all endpoints are unprotected at any given time, says the 2019 Endpoint Security Trends report.
Dearborn Public Schools in Detroit could add new security upgrades, such as security cameras, to its buildings if voters approve a $245 million bond issue, according to a news report.
New York city schools lack proper safety standards and are dangerously unprepared for active shooter situations and more, according to an audit by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
When are criminals active during the day? The Crimes at Night: Analyzing Police Incident Reports in Major Cities reveals that during the week, violent crimes occur most often at night.
Talent acquisition and retention is the leading operational reason that companies have been ramping up their diversity initiatives, according to (32 percent) of respondents in the (ISC)² study.
In 2018, the U.S. experienced 14 billion-dollar-plus natural disasters, which caused approximately $90.9 billion in losses, the fourth-highest cost since 1980, according to the U.S. Household Disaster Giving in 2017 and 2018 report.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award.
Respondents were most concerned about risks associated with Internet of Things (IoT), medical devices, third-party vendors and program development/management, according to the CAPP Conference Survey Results.
Global security concern remains at the highest level in 13 years, according to the 2019 Unisys Security Index report.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio announced that Eugene Airport has been approved for a fourth explosives detection system (EDS) machine.
More organizations are now performing continuous threat hunting operations, according to the 2018 SANS Threat Hunting report.
Photos of U.S travelers and license plate images were stolen from an extensive photo database of travelers maintained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency confirmed.
At least 3.4 billion fake emails are sent around the world every day — with most industries remaining vulnerable to spear-phishing and “spoofing” cyberattacks simply because they’re not implementing industry-standard authentication protocols, according to Valimail’s Spring 2019 Email Fraud Landscape.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Wayne Esser, director of the National Capital Region Security Forum (NCRSF), and Dhira Gregory, director of marketing and communications for NCRSF, as the 2019 recipients of the SIA Statesman Award.
State Senator Andy Dinniman and other senators announced the Tolerance, Respect, and Understanding (TRU) Program, Senate Bill 676, to address security needs and confront violence against faith-based organizations and those with diverse members.
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- Data Classification Update
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- Security Monitoring
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