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. Here’s a good article that talks more about this technique to infect our infrastructure, take your information and generally cause havoc.
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Regent University is building a state-of-the-art cyber range training facility.
Ed Goetz, VP and CSO, and Jill Vito, Business Continuity Manager of Exelon, will present a webinar on July 20 at 2pm EST on Exelon’s Insider Threat program.
Seventy-six of Americans are worried that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years, according to a new NBC News National Security Poll.
Global insurer Lloyd’s of London warned that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy more than $120 billion.
The Loss Prevention Foundation announced that Terry Sullivan, LPC has been named as its next President.
National Governors Association Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and 37 other governors signed an agreement to strengthen cybersecurity.
Three in ten (29 percent) travel managers report they do not know how long it would take to locate affected employees in a crisis, according to a study by the GBTA Foundation.
New research suggests fear of crime is contagious, and can quickly spread among residents of even low-crime communities.
Harassment and abuse are on the rise: 41% of American adults have been personally subjected to online harassment — an increase from two years ago — and 66% have witnessed it.
Employees from the Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama, have developed a phone app that will help soldiers and civilians survive an active-shooter response situation.
Rural and urban gun owners differ in many ways, says a new Pew Research Center survey.
Cyxtera Technologies announced the appointment of Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill as president of the newly formed Cyxtera Federal Group.
The University of New Haven has created a digital forensic evidence archive to revolutionize how investigators around the world analyze cyber forensic evidence and share data.
An Alabama construction company is offering free assault rifles to anyone who gets a roof done.
Many global business decision makers are unaware of the implications of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as other compliance regulations like PCI-DSS and ISO27001/2, with one in five admitting they do not know which regulations their organization is subject to.
State officials have unveiled a cybersecurity strategy for Connecticut.
No state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable deaths and injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – on the road, in homes and communities and at work, according to a National Safety Council report.
Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one.
U.S. residents experienced an average of 250,000 hate crime victimizations each year from 2004 to 2015 and the majority of these were not reported to police.
Eighty-five percent of federal IT managers say their agency is more focused on combating insider threats today than one year ago, and most are formalizing their efforts through formal insider threat programs, according to MeriTalk’s 2017 Federal Insider Threat Report, underwritten by Symantec
The heart of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been its education program, and in 2017 there are many exciting changes to the ASIS 2017 conference program.
Pennsylvania's Senate is advancing legislation that would set ground rules for school districts that allow employees to possess a gun on school grounds.
John Kelly, Secretary of DHS, announced enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the US.
The 3rd annual “Creepy or Cool” international survey from RichRelevance® finds that while consumers are willing to share more data for a better experience, there is no silver bullet for improving the shopping experience.
Websites run by the country’s largest banks and the U.S. federal government scored the poorest in a new security and privacy analysis.
Airline passenger satisfaction is higher during the airline journey when self-service technologies are used, particularly at bag tag and collection, and passport checkpoints.
The financial loss from cybercrime in the U.S. exceeded $1.3 billion in 2016, a rise of 24 percent, according to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Acting TSA Administrator Huban Gowadia has named Ha Nguyen McNeill as TSA's new Chief of Staff.
A report from Princeton Survey Research Associates International shows that two thirds of U.S. adults feel they would be prepared if an emergency or disaster struck their community today, including 20 percent who say they would be very prepared.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014
- TAC 202 Refresh
- Data Classification Update
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Monitoring
- Risk Management Sandbox