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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.
A new report shines a light on the state of fraud within the Card Not Present (CNP) channel, including key facts and figures such as chargebacks, disputes and win rates.
On Call International, a leading travel risk management company, released new research that reveals which major cities throughout the United States are best equipped for hosting productive, seamless business travel experiences.
Elaine Duke, the deputy secretary of Homeland Security and a former acting secretary of DHS, will retire in April.
Submissions for the Duty of Care Awards for the global workforce close in two weeks, on March 11, 2018.
Cinemark is banning all large bags from their theaters across the nation in an effort to enhance the "safety and security" of moviegoers.
A new report from Verizon found that organizations across numerous industries compromised mobile data security because of speed to market priorities and a lack of threat awareness according to survey respondents.
According to a paper by Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, political risk will remain a major concern for multinational businesses in 2018, driven by events including the North Korea missile crisis, ongoing Brexit negotiations, and trade protectionism.
A new report says that cybercrime costs businesses close to $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, which is up from a 2014 study that put global losses at about $445 billion.
Shortly after the Target breach in late 2013, the SEC began a cybersecurity "sweep" across a selection of 50 registered investment advisors (RIAs).
According to a new Chubb Accident & Health and International SOS whitepaper, "Student Travel and Study Abroad: Mental Health Issues and Awareness," research indicates there is a rising tide in mental health issues for students and such symptoms and conditions may worsen when studying abroad.
The US State Department has launched a new travel advisory program.
The public continues to express favorable opinions of a number of federal agencies and departments, says a Pew Research report.
One news headline I recently saw read, “Florida school shooting: Security, training failed to stop shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School”.
The International Security Management Association (ISMA) has named Molly Jin as its first Director of Education & Knowledge Management.
Project managers attending ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas on April have multiple opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in the security industry with education and information provided by the Security Industry Association (SIA).
The Military Times has ranked the 10 best cybersecurity programs for veteran and military-connected students.
Violent crime in the United States declined slightly during the first half of 2017, even as the number of murders increased over the same period, according to FBI statistics.
The U.S. information technology (IT) sector posted modest job gains to start 2018, but hiring for core technology positions was strong in other industries, according to CompTIA.
A new report says workplaces miss the mark in critical communication and planning, and could be unprepared to meet the future needs of employees.
A new IBM Security study has found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices.
Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University have formed a partnership to expand research and educational opportunities with IoT.
Consumers are confident they’re safe online, but hackers have proven otherwise, stealing $172 billion from 978 million consumers in 20 countries in the past year, according to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report.
Malware researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are warning medical imaging device (MID) manufacturers and healthcare providers to become more diligent in protecting medical imaging equipment from cyber threats.
(ISC)²® and its Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM are accepting applications for its 2018 Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship program.
Imagine a world where everything is connected. All information and communication technologies are integrated into a single, consolidated platform.
More than 14.5 billion emails laced with malware were sent in 2017 according to the annual Global Security Report by AppRiver.
As cyber attacks increasingly threaten every aspect of business and grow in volume and scale, companies will be forced to take new measures to address cybersecurity risk holistically, integrating it more aggressively into their enterprise risk management.
An annual analysis by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) found that cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled over the last year from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017.
NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that the state is partnering with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls with an opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills.
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