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Addressing Terrorism and Crime in Your City: Why the Public and Private Sectors Need to Work Together

  • Giovanni Gaccione
  • Published date: 2020-05-26 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall"><p>In a resilient city, the average person doesn’t think about crime or terrorism. They feel safest going about their daily activities knowing that their municipalities are ready to respond to major incidents. From a security perspective, we know that the most effective responses are those that take a coordinated approach. We also know that, for a variety of reasons, many municipal stakeholders continue to work in silos.</p> <p>All too often, business leaders, city planners, fire departments and law enforcement focus on their mandates to the exclusion of others. It makes sense: all of them are tending to important needs. But, unfortunately, this approach can lead to a breakdown in communication and missed opportunities. In the worst cases, it can create a lapse in security that could make their city and its citizens vulnerable to criminal activity.</p> <p>But, by eliminating these silos and fostering strong communication, stakeholders can share information that allows them to quickly address evolving situations. They can also come together to develop proactive strategies that maintain safety and foster economic growth. By bringing together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, a city can leverage what each has to offer.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>What Happens if Stakeholders Don’t Work Together?</strong></h3> <p>Without coordination, response times can lag. In 2013, the city of Boston, Mass. was attacked during its annual marathon. It took four days from the time of the initial explosions to apprehend the two suspects. The response could have been faster if the city had pre-arranged relationships with more stakeholders from the private sector.</p> <p>While it is easy to identify short-comings after the fact, we can be relatively confident that, if the city had been able to quickly access more private video, they would have been able to identify and track the suspects faster. Additionally, this type of access could have helped reduce public panic. As it was, the city itself was in a heightened state of emergency for four days while the suspects remained at large.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Coordinated Access is Key</strong></h3> <p>From an organizational side, most cities have both the desire and infrastructure to aggregate data. This can allow them to develop strategies that address crime and improve the lives of their citizens. Many of these same cities, however, lack the data streams, particularly from video surveillance, necessary for developing a clear picture. This is where private businesses come in.</p> <p>Private businesses are already collecting vast amounts of data in their security systems. They frequently have cameras both in and around their facilities and are monitoring for everything from criminal activity to patterns of behavior. Many are already using their physical security systems for their own after-incident investigations. But most don’t have the necessary reach to make larger connections with the surrounding environments.</p> <p>Developing partnerships between stakeholders in the public and private sectors is essential for utilizing the data on a larger scale. But this isn’t always easy. One of the main challenges to creating these partnerships is establishing trust.</p> <p>A cornerstone of trust is transparency. But it is difficult, if not impossible, to be transparent when you don’t know what you need. Cities can struggle in articulating what they want from businesses in terms of data because they can’t know in advance what will be required. This makes it hard to get buy-in from the private sector.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>How Technology can Help Sustain Trust</strong></h3> <p>The initial stages of trust-building often come down to everyone’s willingness to participate.</p> <p>Once an initial foundation is established, technology can play an important role in sustaining and supporting its growth. The right platform and tools can ensure the continued effective collaboration between a city’s public and private sectors.</p> <p>Technology allows business owners to share their video feeds securely. Knowing that only authorized personnel can access the data being collected by their physical security systems gives businesses peace of mind. And, at the same time, through encryption, authentication, authorization and auditing systems, both cities and businesses can be confident that no one can read their sensitive data.</p> <p>Similarly, this type of technology can also enable schools to safely share their private video. This can be done in two ways. First, schools can allow law enforcement to access their video under specific circumstances, like an intrusion. Second, schools can anonymize individuals in video streams and then allow authorized personnel to view the unredacted footage. In addition to enabling collaboration, these solutions also help schools protect the privacy of their population, including and especially video images of young children.</p> <p>Working in partnership, cities are better able to aggregate a wide variety of data to gain greater insights into their many environments.  Municipal governments can use these insights to develop proactive policing, counter-terrorism and emergency management strategies to better serve and protect their citizens.</p> <p>They can also push insights back to private businesses to help them improve profitability. For example, with the right technology, a city can analyze the flow of pedestrians and vehicles to get a clear picture of traffic on its street at different hours during the day. Businesses can then use these insights to develop sales strategies that take advantage of increased traffic in front of their stores during peak periods.</p> <p>Ultimately, when the private and public sectors break down silos and develop trust-based partnerships, they can work together to improve safety and create opportunities for businesses to thrive. The result is a city where people want to work, play and live. Often unaware of the important relationships that allow this to happen securely.</p></div>

Vaccinations, Part II

  • Walter E. Block
  • Published date: 2020-05-13 07:08:22

Here is part I In this discussion about vaccinations, I have been accused by numerous libertarians of being too airy-fairy, impractical, theoretical, of being a luft-menchen, and lots more along these lines, some of it very harsh. Before reading this thread, …

Here is part I In this discussion about vaccinations, I have been accused by numerous libertarians of being too airy-fairy, impractical, theoretical, of being a luft-menchen, and lots more along these lines, some of it very harsh. Before reading this thread… [+101434 chars]

I saw your profile Email Spam Virus Removal Steps

  • Martin Beltov
  • Published date: 2020-05-11 17:02:00

I saw your profile Email Scam — What Is It? The I Saw your profile email scam is a common malware which is categorized as a type of dating email scam . It is organized by hacking groups which make use of publicly-available information about the users. This is…

This post has actually been made to describe what is the “I saw your profile” email fraud and exactly how you can remove it from your computer properly. The I saw your profile email scam is an current attack campaign which is focused on manipulating the targ… [+4341 chars]

Attn Lucky Winner Email Spam Virus Removal Steps

  • Martin Beltov
  • Published date: 2020-05-11 17:02:00

Attn Lucky Winner Email Scam — How Does It Work? An unknown hacking group is sending out phishing email messages titled “Attn Lucky Winner” which is a popular Australian scam. The criminals are targeting the country in an ongoing campaign that includes conten…

This post has actually been made to describe what is the “Attn Lucky Winner” email fraud and exactly how you can remove it from your computer properly. The Attn Lucky Winner email scam is an current attack campaign which is focused on manipulating the target… [+6144 chars]

Virtual Data Room Market to Reach $3.63 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 13.7% CAGR: Allied Market Research

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-05-06 14:10:00

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Virtual Data Room Market by Component (Solution and Services), Deployment Model (On-premise and Cloud), Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small & Medium E…

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Virtual Data Room Market by Component (Solution and Services), Deployment Model (On-premise and Cloud), Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small &amp; Medi… [+5569 chars]

Virtual Data Room Market to Reach $3.63 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 13.7% CAGR: Allied Market Research

  • PR Newswire
  • Published date: 2020-05-06 14:10:00

Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Virtual Data Room Market by Component (Solution and Services), Deployment Model (On-premise and Cloud), Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises), Business Function (Marketing & Sa…

Increase in need to store &amp; transact huge volume of data during Merger &amp; Acquisition (M&amp;A) in a secure manner and surge in demand for venture capital drive the growth of the global virtual data room market PORTLAND, Oregon, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswir… [+6018 chars]

Not Just Zoom—Here’s Another Hidden Security Risk When You’re Working From Home

  • Zak Doffman, Contributor, Zak Doffman, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/
  • Published date: 2020-04-30 10:00:00

Another warning for students and employees now learning and training from home.

NurPhoto via Getty Images The security perils that arise when millions start working and learning from home may have been propelled into the headlines by Zooms woes, but theyre not the only ones. And just as Zoom has been forced to code a series of technical… [+3305 chars]

Small Businesses Tapping COVID-19 Loans Hit with Data Exposure

  • Elizabeth Montalbano
  • Published date: 2020-04-22 13:25:59

The SBA said sensitive information about applicants may have been revealed to others applying for disaster loan program funds.

The SBA said sensitive information about applicants may have been revealed to others applying for disaster loan program funds.A data breach at the agency in charge of providing financial relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis may have exposed s… [+4293 chars]

Government Issues North Korea Cyber Threat Advisory - Lexology

  • Sheryl A. Falk, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher B. Monahan, Alexandra M. Solórzano
  • Published date: 2020-04-21 10:10:00

On April 15, 2020, the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued the DPRK Cyber Threat Advisory relating to North Korea (DPRK). The DPRK relies on cybercrime and other illicit activities t…

On April 15, 2020, the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued the DPRK Cyber Threat Advisory relating to North Korea (DPRK). The DPRK relies on cybercrime and other illicit activities t… [+3853 chars]

DHS, CISA Warn of North Korea Cyber Threat - MSSP Alert

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-04-21 02:09:00

by DH Kass • Apr 20, 2020. North Korea (aka DPRK, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is an escalating cyber threat to the international community, network defenders and the public, a recent advisory issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury an…

by DH Kass • Apr 20, 2020 North Korea (aka DPRK, The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) is an escalating cyber threat to the international community, network defenders and the public, a recent advisory issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury and… [+4484 chars]

US Agency in Fresh North Korean Hacker Warning - Computer Business Review

  • Conor Reynolds
  • Published date: 2020-04-17 09:13:00

State Department offers $5 million reward. The US Department of State and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a stark warning about North Korea (DPRK)’s cyber capabilities and ongoing campaigns to attack financial and research i…

Add to favoritesState Department offers $5 million reward The US Department of State and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a stark warning about North Korea (DPRK)’s cyber capabilities and ongoing campaigns to attack financia… [+2605 chars]

US offers up to $5M for info on North Korean cyber activity | SC Media - SC Magazine

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  • Published date: 2020-04-17 00:13:00

Four U.S. federal agencies on Wednesday jointly issued an advisory that warns of ongoing North Korea-sponsored cyberthreat operations, and offers a reward of up to $5 million for information on such operations. The communication, issued by the State Departmen…

Four U.S. federal agencies on Wednesday jointly issued an advisory that warns of ongoing North Korea-sponsored cyberthreat operations, and offers a reward of up to $5 million for information on such operations. The communication, issued by the State Departme… [+2214 chars]

North Korean hackers could disrupt critical infrastructure, U.S. warns | NK News

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-04-16 13:42:00

North Korea is now capable of using cyber attacks to disrupt critical U.S. infrastructure, the United States said on Wednesday, reiterating its offer to pay up to five million dollars for information that helps identify DPRK-backed hackers.  The advisory, joi…

North Korea is now capable of using cyber attacks to disrupt critical U.S. infrastructure, the United States said on Wednesday, reiterating its offer to pay up to five million dollars for information that helps identify DPRK-backed hackers.  The advisory, jo… [+3116 chars]

US issues a guidance on the North Korean cyber threat

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-04-16 10:05:00

The U.S. Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the DHS, and the FBI have issued a joint advisory that provides guidance on North Korean hacking activity and includes measures for the international community, network defenders, and the public to mit…

The U.S. Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the DHS, and the FBI have issued a joint advisory that provides guidance on North Korean hacking activity and includes measures for the international community, network defenders, and the public to mit… [+1848 chars]

U.S. Government offers $5 million bounty for information on North Korean cyber criminals

  • Alina Bizga
  • Published date: 2020-04-16 09:25:35

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Homeland Security, and FBI released a joint report offering guidance on the emerging North Korean (previously known as DPRK) cyber threat, and highlighting the malicious activities of state-funded hacking gr…

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Homeland Security, and FBI released a joint report offering guidance on the emerging North Korean (previously known as DPRK) cyber threat, and highlighting the malicious activities of state-funded hacking gr… [+2389 chars]

U.S. warns North Korean hacking threatens international finance

  • Internal Submission
  • Published date: 2020-04-16 08:11:07

The U.S. government warned that North Korea’s digital activities, including cybertheft and extortion, threatens the “integrity and stability of the international finance system.”Amid heavy sanctions,...

The U.S. government warned that North Koreas digital activities, including cybertheft and extortion, threatens the “integrity and stability of the international finance system. Amid heavy sanctions, North Korea “has increasingly relied on illicit activities … [+1881 chars]

US issues guidance on North Korean hackers, offers $5M reward

  • Sergiu Gatlan
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 22:19:52

The U.S. government has issued guidance on North Korean hacking activity in a joint advisory published by the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the FBI. [...]

The U.S. government has issued guidance on North Korean hacking activity in a joint advisory published by the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the FBI. The advisory includes mitigation measures that the international community,… [+6267 chars]

DHS Issues Alert for New North Korean Cybercrime

  • Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 20:55:00

Cyber actors from North Korea's intelligence agencies are launching new attacks on financial targets, including hacks for hire on the open market.

Cyber actors from North Korea's intelligence agencies are launching new attacks on financial targets, including hacks for hire on the open market.A new advisory issued by the US Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Awareness System warns that Nort… [+2314 chars]

US Issues North Korean Cyber-Threat Warning

  • Sarah Coble
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 16:25:00

CISA releases new guidance on cyber-threats stemming from North Korea

The United States has published fresh guidance on the "significant threat" posed by North Korea's "malicious cyber activities."  A comprehensive advisory jointly issued April 15 by the US Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the Federal… [+2113 chars]

Advisory Issued to Raise Awareness of Cyber Threat Posed by North Korea - HSToday

  • Homeland Security Today
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 14:53:00

DPRK’s Malicious Cyber Activities Targeting the Financial Sector. Many DPRK cyber actors are subordinate to UN- and U.S.-designated entities, such as the Reconnaissance General Bureau. DPRK state-sponsored cyber actors primarily consist of hackers, cryptologi…

The U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are issuing this advisory as a comprehensive resource on the North Korean cyber threat for the international community, network defenders, and the publ… [+16951 chars]

A federal reopening plan; Testing drops 30% in US; Milley on COVID’s origin; New guidance on N. Korean hacking; And a bit more.

  • Ben Watson and Bradley Peniston
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 14:38:54

Atlantic Media presents Defense One, a site dedicated to providing news, analysis, and bold ideas to national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders and citizens navigating the unprecedented transformation of U.S. defense strategy and opera…

CDC and FEMA officials have drafted a plan to gradually reopen the countrybeginning May 1, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.  Critical caveat: The president has not committed to following the guidelines delineated in the draft. What is delineated in the … [+6372 chars]

AA20-106A: Guidance on the North Korean Cyber Threat

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 13:34:17

Posted by US-CERT on Apr 15 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Logo National Cyber Awareness System: AA20-106A: Guidance on the North Korean Cyber Threat [ https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-106a ] 04/15/2020 08:31 AM EDT Original release …

CERT mailing list archives AA20-106A: Guidance on the North Korean Cyber Threat From: "US-CERT" &lt;US-CERT () ncas us-cert gov&gt;Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:34:13 +0000 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Logo National Cyber Awareness System… [+31785 chars]

Guidance on the North Korean Cyber Threat

  • CISA
  • Published date: 2020-04-15 03:31:27

Original release date: April 14, 2020 | Last revised: April 15, 2020 The U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are issuing this advisory as a comprehensive resource on the North Korean cyber th…

The U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are issuing this advisory as a comprehensive resource on the North Korean cyber threat for the international community, network defenders, and the publ… [+26909 chars]

Covid and Crime: Upping the Fight against Global Financial Crime in the Time of Corona - PaymentsJournal

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-04-14 14:42:00

Crisis and the uncertainty and panic that accompany it often opens doors to criminality, inviting bad actors to prey upon our fears and anxieties. The global pandemic has unfortunately provided such an opportunity, unprecedented in modern times: allowing hack…

Crisis and the uncertainty and panic that accompany it often opens doors to criminality, inviting bad actors to prey upon our fears and anxieties. The global pandemic has unfortunately provided such an opportunity, unprecedented in modern times: allowing h… [+4517 chars]

How to protect your data as COVID-19 scams soar

  • ProtonMail Blog
  • Published date: 2020-03-31 16:25:41

As the world is grappling with a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, fraudsters are trying to capitalize on the state of panic and even the goodwill of others. More than 1,400 coronavirus-related domains were registered over the past three months, man…

As the world is grappling with a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, fraudsters are trying to capitalize on the state of panic and even the goodwill of others. More than 1,400 coronavirus-related domains were registered over the past three months, ma… [+5994 chars]