Tag Archives: Privacy

A Data Breach with real damage

Some of you aren’t going to be sympathetic on this one, but have you heard of PornWikiLeaks?  I was looking at CNet this morning and at the top of the list of most popular links was the story of how … Continue reading

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I wonder what the number is for other industries

Ponemon Institute did a study of IT security in the energy industry. 75% admit to having suffered a data breach in the last 12 months. 71% of IT Security executives at global energy producers state that their executive management team … Continue reading

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BP loses a laptop containing (unencrypted) personal information

Sadly A BP employee had the personal information about claimants from the Deepwater Horizon spill on a laptop with neither the files nor hard drive encrypted. And it was stolen (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/03/bp-worker-loses-laptop-holding-data-for-13k-gulf-oil-spill-claimants/1?csp=34news). It isn’t clear if BP has inadequate policies, inadequate … Continue reading

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When are we going to get serious about computer/network security (Part 1)?

I’m going to start a little series of posts to demonstrate that “we” aren’t serious about computer and network security. By “we” I mean everyone from individual users of mobile phones and computers through to the government, telecommunications carriers, and … Continue reading

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