Tag: security news

Addressing the Barriers to Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

After the notorious SolarWinds cyberattack, cyber events have continued to illustrate the need for a highly trained and prepared cybersecurity workforce—and even motivated American adults to consider a career change to the field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity is expected to grow significantly faster than most occupations, increasing by […]

Faces of Security: Noureen Njoroge from Nike

Noureen Njoroge, Director of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence at Nike, has dedicated her life to solving problems, leading teams, and mentoring others, especially women entering the cybersecurity field. As a global keynote speaker and winner of several industry awards, Njoroge has vast knowledge of business management, threat mitigation, and data privacy. Before joining Nike, she […]

Biden Admin Unveils Counter-UAS National Action Plan

The Biden administration has released what it called the “first whole-of-government plan” to address domestic threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones.” According to a White House fact sheet, UAS have become a regular feature of American life over the last decade. They’re used for recreation, research, and commerce. But the […]

Managing Security in the Age of ‘The Big Quit’

COVID-19 has changed work more than any event in modern history. At the onset of 2020, unemployment was at an all-time high, as businesses were forced to trim their teams or, in more extreme cases, shutter entirely. Now, nearly 2 years later, we’re facing another form of unemployment, but this time, it’s employees in the […]

Report Ranks Top 10 Most Imitated Brands in Phishing Attacks

Social media network LinkedIn became, by far, the most impersonated brand in phishing attempts worldwide during the first quarter of 2022 (Q1’22), according to a new report. In a brand phishing attack, cybercriminals try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand by using a similar domain name or URL and webpage design to […]

Major Trends Impacting the Body Armor Market

The world is witnessing an unprecedented increase in cross-border conflicts and geopolitical tension—a recent example being the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Military-grade safety equipment such as body armor has become an essential tool for law-enforcement personnel and armed forces to ensure safety and survival during security operations. Designed as protective clothing to absorb or deflect physical attacks, […]

Feds Announce New Gender-Neutral Security Measures for Travelers

On March 31, International Trans Day of Visibility, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures designed to better serve all American travelers, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are improving their screening procedures and […]

ISC West Wraps 2022 Security Event with ‘Record-Breaking Growth’

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close on March 25th with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022. As the first major security and public safety event of the year, ISC West took place March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas (SIA Education@ISC: March 22-24 | Exhibit […]

Faces of Security: Kim Hooper from Amazon

Remember when Amazon was mostly an online BOOK store? Wow, things have changed! The company has exploded into an e-commerce giant, entertainment producer, and provider of a bunch more other tech and services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions relied on Amazon to deliver essential goods (and, let’s admit it, some non-essential impulse buys) to their […]

Cybersecurity Mishaps Cost 1 in 4 Employees Their Jobs: Report

One in four employees lost their job in the last 12 months after making a mistake that compromised their company’s cybersecurity, according to a new report from email security company Tessian. The report, which explores why people make errors at work, also found that: Just over one in four respondents (26%) fell for a phishing […]