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Cyber Security Tips for the New Laptop/Device Travel Restriction

As you know, on Tuesday, March 21st, the United States and Britain announced a new travel restriction banning passengers from carrying devices including laptops, iPads and other devices larger than a cell phone, aboard inbound flights. It is estimated that the current ban will impact approximately 50 flights each day in the United States and authorities are already reporting the possibility that additional countries will be added to the restricted list in the weeks to come. 

 

How to Ease Your Travel Security Concerns

According to a recent study, security is the number one factor travelers consider when choosing a holiday destination. The study, conducted by Bournemouth University and the travel search site Travelzoo, surveyed 6000 consumers in China, the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Russia, India and South Africa, finding that “97 percent of all respondents have personal safety at the forefront of their minds when choosing a holiday destination.” The study also found that the majority of respondents were significantly more concerned about security than they were in 2014.

IMF Mail Explosion: Safe Mail and Parcel Handling Tips

Earlier today, a letter exploded at the International Monetary Fund in Paris, France, leaving one woman injured. The woman, an executive assistant, was hit in the face with shrapnel and injured in her eardrum as the envelope exploded in her face. French authorities have yet to identify who sent the letter, which was addressed to the head of the IMF, but an investigation is underway.


National Consumer Protection Week - T&M's Safe Online Shopping Tips

From March 5-11, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and advocacy organizations, will participate in the 19th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). This nationally coordinated campaign is designed to inform consumers of their rights and provides them free consumer-related resources listed at NCPW.gov. T&M’s Technology Risk division, a strategic service business initiative comprised of Cyber Incident Response, Data ForensicsInformation Security, and Compliance Technology Consulting, routinely advises businesses and individuals on cyber-attack prevention and recovery. In conjunction with this week’s focus on consumer protection, T&M’s industry-recognized cyber experts put together some tips on how consumers can protect themselves from falling victim to the latest hacking scams when online shopping.

Cyber Risks of WikiLeaks’ Release of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents

On March 7, 2016, the WikiLeaks organization made public a trove of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) related documents code named Vault 7 by the WikiLeaks organization.  What makes this disturbing is that the public dissemination of this data will likely put powerful hacking tools into the hands of cyber criminals.  Based on the early stages of the review process, the documents appear to be related to the CIA’s offensive cyber capabilities and are believed to have been obtained from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence.

Test Your Security, Cyber, Intelligence & Investigations Awareness!

Earlier this year, T&M released Prepare for the Year Ahead: 2017 Security, Cyber, Intelligence & Investigations Predictions and Trends - a compilation of insights from T&M’s leaders in the field.

How much did you learn? You are 10 questions away from determining your level of security, cyber, intelligence and investigations awareness. Are you a Master? Professor? Graduate? Or Student with room to improve?

T&M Participates in the 2017 Educating Girls Symposium

NYSAIS-NCGS Educating Girls Symposium 2017 

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Place: Nightingale-Bamford School, 20 East 92nd Street, New York,NY10128
Speaker: Julie Freudenheim, J.D., Managing Director, Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations

Cyber Alert: Surge in Phishing Attacks Targeting Law Firms

CYBER SECURITY ALERT
 
Your email system could be hacked! T&M is aware of a surge in phishing attacks emanating from law firms this week. This type of cyber attack occurs when email credentials are stolen, usually by a previous successful phishing attack, and a hacker infiltrates your email system.  The hacker then uses the hijacked email account to send malicious emails to your clients and other contacts that encourage the recipients to click on a link that usually leads to malware being downloaded on the recipient's computer. Another method the hacker will use is to send an email with an attachment that, once opened, executes malware on the recipient's computer. What is so threatening about this type of malware is that it typically functions as a credential harvester and sends the hacker your username and password, or worse yet, installs ransomware on your system encrypting all of your data!

Robert S. Tucker Appointed Commissioner to Westchester Police Board

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has appointed T&M Chairman & CEO Robert S. Tucker to serve as a Commissioner on the Westchester County Police Board. Comprised of five members, the Westchester County Police Board consults and advises the County Police Commissioner on matters relating to the Division of Westchester County Police, including review of monthly police activity reports and the referral of complaints regarding police conduct for investigation to the Commissioner.

T&M's Senior VP of Executive Protection on Presidential Travel

An Interview with Joe Russo, T&M's Senior Vice President of  Executive Protection, on Presidential Travel

Presidents travel often, both within and outside of the United States. Who handles the security in the air and on the ground?

No matter where in the world the President travels, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps handle all air travel and the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) takes care of all ground travel.

Does that apply to the President’s family as well?

Yes. Both the President and Vice President are entitled to U.S. Air Force/U.S. Marine Corps support for air transportation. The President travels on Air Force 1 and the Vice President travels on Air Force 2.

Interestingly, when I was in Washington D.C. protecting Vice President Gore in 1993, we learned that his Air Force 2 aircraft was actually the former Air Force 1 plane that had transported President Kennedy’s body back to Washington from Texas. That became a very historical aircraft and I understand it is now in a museum.

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