RaySecur Security Advisory: WARSHIPPING – IT and Network Vulnerabilities through the Mail Aside from conventional mail threats to an organization’s personnel and infrastructure via CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) mail vulnerabilities also pose a serious risk to IT and cyber assets. Recent testing by IBM has highlighted a practice known as “warshipping” where […]
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Experienced Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with a demonstrated history of successful leadership at high levels. Skilled in Readiness, Tactics, CBRN, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security. Strong operations professional with a Masters focused in Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from Naval War College.
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Ricin was found this week on letters at two separate prison mailrooms in California. Ricin, naturally found in castor beans, is extremely toxic and easily refined into the deadly poison. This toxin has been used in warfare, although some applications violated ethical conventions, and assassinations since World War One. How did ricin get into two […]
Earlier this month when Facebook’s Sarin nerve agent threat hit the news it highlighted a reality often overlooked when planning for emergencies: the most common end state of an emergency situation is that of a false alarm. By the end of the day, the apparent nerve agent threat was deemed a false positive. In most […]
RDDs and other similar radiological threats are just as destructive and expensive as IEDs, albeit in different manners. Prior to 9/11, response preparedness focused significantly on RDDs as a legitimate threat. To first responders, especially in metropolitan areas, RDDs were a big fear. For decades emergency response plans accounted for radiological threats and this drove […]
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