IT vulnerabilities become physical security challenges with recent college bomb threats

Read Joel Griffin’s article about how IT vulnerabilities can become physical security challenges on Security Info Watch : Earlier this month, USA Today reported that universities nationwide have recently suffered a rash of hoax bomb threats sent to printers and fax machines on their campuses.  Among the schools impacted, according to the report, include Vanderbilt University, […]

Tips for Security Leaders to Scale Solutions

As nation state and non-state cyber adversaries continue refining their technical capabilities, organizations must continue evolving their cyber security solutions to mitigate their digital risk. See this video here from Imperva’s CTO on how security leaders can better leverage cybersecurity investments, make their solutions more scalable, and recognize the most serious threats. To learn about strategically […]

Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

Read Steve Morgan’s article about how cyber security is suffering a serious workforce shortage on CSO Online : The global cybercrime epidemic – predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 – is creating an unprecedented shortage of cybersecurity workers. These 10 facts, figures, statistics, and observations sum up the employment crisis – and […]

Anthem to pay record $115 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over data breach

Anthem Inc, the largest U.S. health insurance company, has agreed to settle litigation over hacking in 2015 that compromised about 79 million people’s personal information for $115 million, which lawyers said would be the largest settlement ever for a data breach. Read about the news of Anthem’s record $115 million data breach settlement on Investing.

Endpoint Security and the Internet of Things

Read  Brian Girardi’s article about endpoint security and the Internet of Things on CSO Online : In 2016, the Mirai Botnet hijacked over half a million DVRs and IP cameras, redirecting traffic from these endpoints to some of the internet’s largest brands and taking many services offline. To those in the security community, the attack […]

UK electricity grid cyber-attack risk is ‘off the scale’

Concerns over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure. Read why Steve Holliday, for former chief of National Grid, United Kingdom says that cyber attack threats on power stations and electricity grids are real and present danger on […]

Facility managers get new tool with integrated access control systems

Facility and security administrators will now be able to integrate their end-to-end physical access control system with Google Apps. The new system, developed by New York City-based Kisi Inc., allows administrators to set door lock and unlock times using Google Calendar. It also helps them remotely control employee access to buildings from their smartphones. Read […]

9 steps you can take to train for an active shooter situation

The scenario is becoming all too common: an active shooter enters a workplace and starts taking lives. In light of the heightened risk, security experts regularly advise businesses to prepare an action plan. That means training employees, teaching them how to spot the warning signs, how to react in the event of an incident, how […]

Could this tiny stretch of water be the next global flashpoint?

Tension between Russia and the U.S. are at a new high, and some experts are pointing to a tiny stretch of Artic water as the next potential flashpoint. According to sources on the Norwegian island of Vardo, both sides have upped their military preparedness around the area. Specifically, they point to the modernization of Russian […]

Calls for greater collaboration as security industry faces ‘blended threat’

“The threat is blended so the teams need to work together,” said Ellie Hurst, Marcomm and Media Manager for Advent IM at IFSEC International. Hurst cited numerous attacks where hackers exploited vulnerabilities found in physical systems. Read why Ellie Hurst of Advent IM says that that should be a greater collaboration as security industry faces a […]