Types of Data Security Measures for Businesses

From among a number of concerns that businesses have, data security is a major one. Regardless of the scale of a business, data is available everywhere and it is highly valuable for business survival and potential expansion in future. Any compromise on the data can lead to unfavorable consequences including, but not limiting to, a … Read more

What is Information Security

INFORMATION SECURITY: Information security (IS) is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer system data from those with malicious intentions. Confidentiality, integrity and availability are sometimes referred to as the CIA Triad of information security. This triad has evolved into what is commonly termed the Parkerian hexad, which includes confidentiality, possession (or … Read more

"Digital Security Risks"

The increasing use of and dependence on information technology in business activities – while creating significant benefits in terms of productivity and efficiency – is also leading to significant risks. Among them are “digital security risks” which, when they materialise, can disrupt the achievement of business by compromising the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information … Read more

United Parcel Service (UPS)

United Parcel Service (UPS) began testing smart lock technology in New York City apartment buildings that let multiple packages to be secured at specific locations. Investors fear that the Amazon’s (AMZN) push into the delivery space and the imminent global trade war might hurt UPS. The stock fell 7% year-to-date and 16% for the past … Read more

The United States Secret Service

The United States Secret Service, often abbreviated as USSS, is a federal law enforcement agency. Currently it is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The USSS was founded on July 5, 1865 under the Johnson administration. It was created to combat the widespread counterfeiting of U.S. currency at the time. Originally, … Read more

What is defense in depth?

Defense in depth is the coordinated use of multiple security countermeasures to protect the integrity of the information assets in an enterprise. The strategy is based on the military principle that it is more difficult for an enemy to defeat a complex and multi-layered defense system than to penetrate a single barrier. Defense in depth … Read more

Advanced Persistent Threat And Its Relation To Organizational Security

INTRODUCTION Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) represent the most critical menace to modern organizations. Unlike automated broad range attacks, APTs are human-driven infiltrations, perpetrated over long periods of time, customized for the targeted organization after some intelligence analyses, possibly on open sources, and can even leverage unknown exploits to infiltrate vulnerable systems. The economic cost for … Read more

Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR)

“ Symantec has released their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), volume 21. It is an analysis of data-based of cyber security issues for the last year. Symantec has been producing such reports for more than 10 yrs. The key findings are listed below A New Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered Every Week: Attackers gain profit from … Read more

Deep Learning Approach on Network Intrusion Detection System using NSL-KDD Dataset

Abstract: The network infrastructure of any organization is always under constant threat to a variety of attacks; namely, break-ins, security breach or system misuse. The Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) employed in a network detects such penetration attacks and intrusions within a network. Known classes of attacks can be detected easily by performing pattern matching … Read more

Why Not to Arm Teachers

Persuasive Speech Outline General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to sign a petition urging our government not to arm teachers with weapons. Thesis: Arming teachers would undermine the sense of a safe learning environment, take valuable funds away from necessary school resources, and increase the risks of accidental gunfire. I. The … Read more

Confidentiality: All You Need to Know

Confidentiality is the protection of personal information. that means keeping a client’s information between you and the client, and not telling others. Examples of maintaining confidentiality include: individual files are locked and secured support workers do not tell other people what is in a client’s file unless they have permission from the client information about … Read more

Cloud Computing Security

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE TOPIC: Cloud computing simply means ?Internet computing, generally the internet is seen as collection of clouds; thus the word cloud computing can be defined as utilizing the internet to provide technology enabled services to the people and organizations. Cloud computing enables consumers to access resources online through the internet from anywhere … Read more

LEVELS OF PHYSICAL SECURITY

Physical security is necessary for an organization to protect its resources. However, no security system is completely secure. Physical security protects personnel, information, physical resources, systems, facilities and organization assets (Harris, 2013). Any system developed can be bypassed. Organizations always concentrate on technological and administration controls and so, intrusion may not be discovered instantly (Oriyano, … Read more

Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (The IAFIS)

The IAFIS stands for Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification system. It is managed by the FBI, and is used as a national automated fingerprint identification system. The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification system has automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent searching capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses. By submitting fingerprints electronically, agencies receive … Read more

Violations on Human Rights

“ Human rights are the inalienable rights for all human being and it was declared by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. They have become the universal fundamental human rights for all human being in all nations. This declaration embraces thirty articles of rights and freedom for all (United Nations, 2015). … Read more

Security for unified communications

As organizations started relying more on unified communications, the management of voice, video and messaging through one unified system has developed concern about the security of this IP-based communications infrastructure. This has happened due to the fact that UC is IP-based but there are so many potential modes of communication, from video, instant messaging and … Read more

Tragedy of Freedom in a Commons

There is a dilemma in increasing the military power because it risks security. Consequently, the problem on overpopulation cannot be solving using technical solutions for the reason that seeking technological solutions not really solve the fundamental problem. What shall we maximize? Since our world is finite, therefore it can only support finite population. So, Bentham’s … Read more

Social Security In the Future

It was early spring in the year 2048 and my bithday was coming up this August 26. I would be turning 70 years and retirring. I am not looking forward to it as much as I thought. My whole life I dreamed of moving to Florida and living on the beach when I retired. I … Read more

The Office of Scientific Intelligence

Today, as never before, the threats to classified and sensitive information are immense and growing: computer attacks are increasing, competitive secrets are at risk and information warfare is on the rise. The resurgence of terrorism, the rise of economic spying and upswing in computer crime recently led U. S. intelligence officials to list these threats … Read more

Security On The Internet

How do you secure something that is changing faster than you can fix it? The Internet has had security problems since its earliest days as a pure research project. Today, after several years and orders of magnitude of growth, is still has security problems. It is being used for a purpose for which it was … Read more

Internet Security Essay

What will US politics and the economy be like as we progress through the twenty-first century? There is no single vision, but many people perceive a type of digital democracy. The use of information via Internet or World Wide Web will dramatically change politics and the way government takes place. For example, a digital democracy … Read more

Security on the Internet

How do you secure something that is changing faster than you can fix it? The Internet has had security problems since its earliest days as a pure research project. Today, after several years and orders of magnitude of growth, is still has security problems. It is being used for a purpose for which it was … Read more

Internet Security Analysis

What will US politics and the economy be like as we progress through the twenty-first century? There is no single vision, but many people perceive a type of digital democracy. The use of information via Internet or World Wide Web will dramatically change politics and the way government takes place. For example, a digital democracy … Read more

Privacy on the Internet

Ever feel like you are being watched? How about having the feeling like some one is following you home from school? Well that is what it will be like if users do not have the privacy on the Internet they deserve. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), a advocacy group that has been fighting the Clinton … Read more

New Airport Security Equipment and Techniques

Flight by humans is an unnatural occurrence that our species has mastered, or at least somewhat mastered. Within the aviation industry there are inherent risks that come with operating and or flying aboard an aircraft. The predominant risk that we are talking about unfortunately is death. Because of these risks the Federal Government and their … Read more

The CIA’s Role Then And Now

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) was created by President Truman as an insurance policy against that kind of surprise, which caught America off guard in World War II. According to the National Security Act of 1947 the CIAs principal function was to be the correlation and evaluation of … Read more

Internet Security Report

The Internet is the community of the future, but if security measures are not put in place and enforced, then it will become more of a slum and less of a community. The primary question is, therefore, who has the obligation to put these security measures into place? Is it the individual users of the … Read more

A Look at Public Key Encryption

Encryption is the process of disguising information by transforming plain text into gibberish, or ciphertext, which cannot be understood by an unauthorized person. Decryption is the process of transforming ciphertext back into plaintext that can be read by anyone. Example of encryption can be found in history, for example in the era of the Cold … Read more

Controlling Security Threat Groups

Security threat groups or, “prison gangs” pose a daily problem within the walls of our national prisons and officials must constantly devise new methods in dealing with an ever growing population of inmates. The difference in dealing with multiple gangs is that prison officials focus on the group behavior rather than centering on individual involvement. … Read more

Airport Security Essay

The Aviation and Transportation security act deals with alot of diiferent issues that need to be taken in to consideration when passing the law the first being that all Security postions should be regulated by the federal government which is a good policy due to the 911 tragedy. The training required for the position should … Read more

A Look at Public Key Encryption

Encryption is the process of disguising information by transforming plain text into gibberish, or ciphertext, which cannot be understood by an unauthorized person. Decryption is the process of transforming ciphertext back into plaintext that can be read by anyone. Example of encryption can be found in history, for example in the era of the Cold … Read more

Elderly Warned About Social Security Scams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elderly Americans should be careful about giving out their Social Security numbers, officials warned Tuesday after arresting a man who sent out letters offering an extra check to senior citizens who send back money or their bank account and Social Security numbers. “People should be really cautious about who they give their … Read more

What is Security?

Security is the discipline of using effective protection measures to safeguard important assets from abuse. In other words, security is about protecting important things. Protection involves not just mechanisms (such as locks and doors), but also proper selection and use of mechanisms. Properly applied, the various disciplines of information security really come down to risk … Read more

Social Security

Nearly every American sees the letters FICA at least once a week. While rushing out of the office or place of employment and scurrying to the bank to cash a well-deserved paycheck, the average American scowls at the roughly 8% the “FICA tax” inevitably consumes. Yet, ask any American what they plan to use to … Read more

Social Security Introduction

Social Security Introduction ‘Social Security—the nation’s largest, costliest, and most successful domestic program has reached a critical juncture in its development. As its creators anticipated, nearly every wage earner now pays taxes into the system. In principle, all citizens may be eligible for “entitlements” at some point in their lives. Yet . . . senior … Read more