White Hat Hackers Hit 12 American Hospitals to Prove Patient Life ‘Extremely Vulnerable’

From “White Hat Hackers Hit 12 American Hospitals to Prove Patient Life ‘Extremely Vulnerable’” Forbes (02/23/16) Fox-Brewster, Thomas Patient health is “extremely vulnerable” to digital attacks, according to a two-year research project. The research by Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), involved attacking medical organizations in controlled settings. Had the attacks been carried out by malicious hackers, …

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Teaching Churches How to Handle Mass Shootings

On June 22, 1980, a gunman entered a church in Daingerfield, TX, and killed five patrons while wounding 10 more. Now, with that massacre in mind, some churches are taking action to prevent future tragedies. Texas police officer and minister Jimmy Meeks uses the shooting as a personal landmark, marrying his wife at the church …

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Security Assessments Available from the Department of Homeland Security

You can get help on evaluating your company’s physical security as well as IT security from the Department of Homeland  Security. This assistance is provided through Don Ronsberg, Protective Security Advisor for the North Dakota District.  Don specializes in Infrastructure Protection for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A key component of this assistance is …

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Banks Battle Staffers’ Vulnerability to Hacks

Recent security breaches have prompted banks to spend billions of dollars to protect their IT systems from outside hackers, but they may be ignoring the biggest threat. About 30 percent of data breaches this year came from employee error, according to a survey by the Association of Corporate Counsel. Employees may unwittingly expose valuable information …

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FBI Releases 2000-2013 Active Shooter Study

The FBI released https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-incidents/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-2000-2013  (PDF, 1.43 Mb). In response to a law signed in 2013 giving the attor­ney general the ability to assist investigations of violent acts and shootings in public places, the FBI began a study of active shooter incidents, and the data has just been released. The information provided in the study covers …

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SCADA Vulnerability on the Rise

EE Times (09/24/15) Quinnell, Rich Recent reports show that industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are increasingly at risk from cyber-attacks, posing a threat to critical infrastructure and industry. A recent report from Recorded Future shows that the number of ICS security vulnerabilities has grown steadily since they came …

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October 7, 2015 Meeting – Insider Threat

ND Infragard has planned a full-day of sessions on the topic of “Insider Threat”.  See the EVENTS section of this web site for more details and to register. The morning will feature our annual business meeting (9:00 – 9:45), followed by an Insider Threat presentation by Minneapolis FBI Special Agent John Bonhage (10:00 – 11:30).  …

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