By Donald F. Kennedy, Jr., Chair, RISS National Policy Group September 2016 RISS The Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) is a nationwide program that provides secure information and intelligence sharing capabilities, investigative and analytical services, and officer safety event deconfliction to thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies; fusion centers; and other … Continue reading The Regional Information Sharing Systems
Since 2004, the President designates October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Now in its 13th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month promotes cybersecurity through events and initiatives. Since its inception, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been formally recognized by Congress, Federal, state and local governments, and leaders from industry and academia. Cybersecurity is … Continue reading October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
Establishing the Cyber Intrusion Command Center (CICC) In response to the nation’s growing threat of cyber attacks, and an executive directive form the Mayor, the city of Los Angeles established the Cyber Intrusion Command Center (CICC), an interdepartmental working group that facilitates the identification and investigation of cybersecurity threats and intrusions against city assets. The … Continue reading The Los Angeles Integrated Security Operations Center (ISOC): Taking Command of Cyber
By: Eldon Amoroso The 2014 Security Pressures Report was commissioned by Trustwave, a computer security firm. There is great information in this survey with respect to the changing cyber security world. It discusses how cyber criminals are getting better at what they do and, and how new attack methods are emerging. Meanwhile, our typical … Continue reading A Little Paranoia is Not All Bad…
By: Eldon Amoroso An old proverb warns, “…of making many books there is no end…” It remains true today. We have to be selective about what we read. There is so much information coming at us from everywhere! When we take the time to read something we want it to help us in a practical … Continue reading What have we learned and what action do we take?
By: Eldon Amoroso Sometimes we cruise through an educational course and learn some great things. Unless we review what we’ve learned and figure out a way to use those great things, they are often promptly forgotten. We hope a quick review of the content in this blog will provide both a plan of attack and … Continue reading What have we learned and what action do we take?
By: Eldon Amoroso After 17 weeks of articles, most of you see we have serious cyber security challenges at hand. A call-to-action from the IACP and the CACP (Canadian Chiefs) to help us better mobilize our organizations and enhance our cyber security protocols is required now. But what about tomorrow? Last week I referenced a … Continue reading The future will bring some interesting problems!
By: Eldon Amoroso In the last 16 episodes I have talked about enhancing the cyber security environment at your organization. I’ve mentioned that you, as Chief of the organization, have the ultimate responsibility for cyber security and events that happen under your watch. But, how do other experts in the industry feel about cyber security? … Continue reading Do experts agree we have a problem?
By: Eldon Amoroso When you decide to purchase a security audit, there are the basics to consider. What are your needs, and what are you hoping to achieve? The answers require some knowledge and thought. As with all third party contracts, a detailed statement of work (SoW) is of great value. A very wise business … Continue reading I’ll have a Security Audit to go, with a side order of reporting!
By: Eldon Amoroso If you went out to buy a new car right now, which is always kind of fun, what features would you look for? No doubt a good music system with plug-ins for your Apple or Android device would be on your list. You probably assume amenities like power windows, power locks, and … Continue reading So Many Choices, So Little Time…