Businesses Experienced More Physical Security in Past Year, Need to Stay Vigilant

On Feb. 22 the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence released a sobering report — companies have experienced a wave of physical security threats during a time when they embraced hybrid work models during COVID-19. The report suggests that, in general, companies are poorly equipped to pivot to the complications raised by new threats. The dataContinue reading “Businesses Experienced More Physical Security in Past Year, Need to Stay Vigilant”

New Renewable Energy Options Might Pose Cybersecurity Risks

Given that we are in an age where renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuels are being embraced, experts are saying new technologies designed to lead us to a more sustainable future might bring with them surprising cybersecurity risks. A report just out of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a UK-based defense and security thinkContinue reading “New Renewable Energy Options Might Pose Cybersecurity Risks”

Android Warns That More Than 500,000 People Hit by Malware

As we look ahead to the start of a new year, we are reminded that cybersecurity threats are decidedly not receding into the background. At the end of 2021, it was revealed that more than 500,000 Android device users installed an app that transmitted “Joker malware.” The app was downloaded from the Google Play store,Continue reading “Android Warns That More Than 500,000 People Hit by Malware”

CISA: This Cybersecurity Vulnerability Will Impact ‘Hundreds of Millions of Devices’

Just this past week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued a serious warning — the Log4j vulnerability, which is a common utility that just runs in the background on many software tools written in Java  — might impact hundreds of millions of devices. ABC News recently covered the announcement, citing a conference call whereContinue reading “CISA: This Cybersecurity Vulnerability Will Impact ‘Hundreds of Millions of Devices’”

Tips for Staying Safe at Work from the Santa Rosa Police

Be alert for pickpockets on crowded elevators. Be aware of escape routes for emergencies and post the police and fire department numbers near telephones. Don’t leave cash or valuables at the office. If you are in an elevator with another person, stand near the control panel. if attacked, press the alarm and as many ofContinue reading “Tips for Staying Safe at Work from the Santa Rosa Police”

How to be Prepared, Not Scared

Bill Stanton is a security expert, private investigator and executive bodyguard and former safety and security contributor to NBC’s Today show and ABC’s Good Morning America. He is the author of Prepared Not Scared: Your Go-To Guide for Staying Safe in an Unsafe World. These are some of his tips: Think like a burglar. ToContinue reading “How to be Prepared, Not Scared”

8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Residence

According to the police of Tigard, Oregon, burglars tend to target homes where the resident does not appear to be home and their activities cannot be seen by neighbors. They generally do not want a confrontation or to risk being identified. Many burglaries happen during the day when residents are at work or school. TheseContinue reading “8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Residence”

Robbers Are Equal Opportunity Criminals: The National Crime Prevention Council

As a new series of posts, I am republishing key messages from some of the world’s leading organizations in personal safety and crime prevention. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is the nation’s leader in crime prevention. So, it is a fitting one to start with. As a private, nonprofit organization, NCPC helps millions of AmericansContinue reading “Robbers Are Equal Opportunity Criminals: The National Crime Prevention Council”

Halloween Safety Tips for Children and Their Parents from the L.A.P.D.

The Los Angeles Police Department has extensive crime prevention tips on its website and compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents. Wherever you live, these guidelines can help you have a safer, more enjoyable experience. Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. Children should never be allowed to go out alone onContinue reading “Halloween Safety Tips for Children and Their Parents from the L.A.P.D.”

Elder Fraud a Growing Problem, According to the FBI

Elder fraud is likely to be a growing problem, according to the FBI.  The elderly population is growing and seniors rack up more than $3 billion in losses annually due to fraud. “Seniors are often targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite. They also usually have financial savings, own a home, and haveContinue reading “Elder Fraud a Growing Problem, According to the FBI”