Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

Archive for Computer & Network Security

Dec
20

Cloud Security – The SPYder and the Guy

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Cloud Security – A Poem

The SPYder and the Guy

By Dovell Bonnett (June 28, 2011)

 

“Welcome to my cloud?” said the SPYder to the Guy,
“‘Tis the cheapest little cloud that ever you will try;
The way into my cloud is to upload my link fare,
And I have many curious tools to show you while you are there.”
“Oh no, no,” said the Guy, “to ask me is in vain;
For those who link up to your cloud find that their data is never their own again.” Read More→

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Dec
15

Tweeters, Man Up And Don’t be a Weiner

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Recently on FOX News and CNBC Business News I heard many pundits talk about blaming Twitter and social media for the Congressman Anthony Weiner scandal. My response to Mr. Weiner and others like him is “Man up” and take responsibility for your own actions. Social media did not hold the camera. Social media did not take the pictures of the congressman’s private parts, and social media did not post the pictures and social media did not lie to the American people. Read More→

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Dec
13

More Hacking. When Will it Stop?

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The simple answer? It won’t. To paraphrase Willie Sutton, bank robber, “That’s where the money is.”

PBS, Sony, Lockheed, Amazon, IMF, US Senate, etc., all announced in 2011 that their systems were hacked. Security specialists are now calling 2011 the year of the hacker. Weak SecureID tokens, malware, password attacks, etc., have all been used. Foreign governments, terrorists, drug cartels and a “hacking collective” called Lulz Security have been accused. Recently, the DOD announced that cyber attacks can now be regarded as a military attack with the recourse being military ordnance. Read More→

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Dec
08

Patco Needed To Take Responsibility For Their Own Security

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In the ComputerWorld article “Judge rules against trial in lawsuit by victim of $588K cyber heist” by Jaikumar Vijayan about the lawsuit between Patco and Ocean Bank there were no winners here. There were mistakes done on both sides and lack of responsibility. Since I was not in the courtroom and didn’t follow the trial I can’t say if the judge’s ruling was the correct one but here is why both plaintiff and defense lost. Read More→

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Dec
05

SecurID Tokens Are Being Hacked

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Are Your Secure ID Tokens Really Secure From Being Hacked?

One of the leading supplier of one time passwords (OTP) tokens is RSA (an EMC company) has recently been in the news because Lockheed Martin and L-3 Communications had their SecurID tokens being hacked. RSA said that attackers had accessed code related to its SecurID two-factor authentication technology. Read More→

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