Why Is a Terrorist Like SPAM?
President Obama said that there were “systemic and human failures” yet there is no such thing as 100% security – just like there is no such thing as totally accurate SPAM filtering. So what do you do?
Security Means Nothing In Our Laps – HUH?
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried and failed to take down an airliner on Christmas day. Now we can’t have anything in our laps for the last hour of an international flight. Huh?
Who Owns Your Information? (Volume III)
A laptop crammed with secret data was stolen from inside the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) nerve center — and so was the key to unlock it. Oops!
Who Owns Your Information? (Unfortunately, Part of a Series)
A hacker was able to break into the database of RockYou, which provides applications and services for social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. If you use any of their applications, you are toast.
Who Owns Your Information?
What happens if there is a digital rights management (DRM) failure, your application is discontinued, or your service provider goes bust? How do you get access to your data?
We’re From The FBI And We’re Taking Over
Does the FBI really come into a crime scene and kick out local officials? Are InfraGard and FBI Citizen’s Academy members Junior G-men? What are the FBI’s key responsibilities?
An Untested Plan Is Worse Than No Plan At All
TATA’s London Data Center lost power, a customer had to tell them, and the UPS batteries were depleted because the 3 generators failed to start. Oh, and once the batteries died, so did their phones.
H1N1 Is No Joke – Get Vaccinated – NOW!
Some commentators are trying to scare the population away from taking the H1N1 vaccine by quoting the Great Swine Flu Scare of ’76. Take some time to learn about what really happened and what was done about it. Then get your children vaccinated.
It’s Not About Minneapolis, Really!
Northwest Flight 188 was out of contact for 90 minutes and overshot their destination by 150 miles while at 37,000 feet. Yet air traffic controllers waited about 40 minutes after losing contact with the plane before notifying the military – and fighters were never scrambled.
Your Slip Is Showing… Again!
ChoicePoint suffered a security breach in 2008 after they had already been ordered by a federal court to impose a data monitoring system. Unfortunately, someone turned it off for 4 months.
A Sidekick In The Pants – The Final Countdown?
Microsoft said Thursday that it believes it has recovered most of the Sidekick data that it initially feared might have been permanently lost. I am
A Sidekick In The Pants – Part 2
Thousands to tens of thousands of T-Mobile Sidekick customers may have lost all of their data. Here are some more thoughts on data protection.
A Sidekick In The Pants
T-Mobile and the Sidekick data services provider, Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, have announced that they lost subscribers’ contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos – and there is no backup.
Is Your Toilet Disaster Tolerant?
Your company spent a lot of money on their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. They spent hundreds of hours doing tabletop exercises and full blown deployments to see if everything comes together as it should. But what happens if you need to tinkle?
Judge Orders e-mail Account Closed
A bank employee sends confidential information to the wrong email address and a judge orders Google to deactivate that address even though the user was not accused of doing anything wrong.
Oops! Did I really click “Send?”
An employee of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Bank inadvertently sent an e-mail with confidential information on more than 1,300 customers to the wrong e-mail address, and now they want it back. Isn’t it a bit late for that?
How Can An SMB In Earthquake Country Be Prepared?
The Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities has concluded the probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake over the next 30 years striking the greater
Be Prepared – Back To School Edition
Well, it’s back to school for the kids and that means that Back To School Night can’t be far behind. Here is a list of action items for you to take with you to discuss with school staff.
This Blog’s Version of WordPress is Up To Date
A worm is circulating that can post malware and spam to some WordPress blogs using outdated versions of the blogging software, according to a post
Like a Boy Scout, Be Prepared – School Edition
The novel H1N1 flu virus seems to affect children more than adults. But don’t be afraid of the flu, teach your children how to minimize their chances of catching it. Here are some ideas.