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Tag Archives: data breaches

Convenience vs. Data Breaches … Avoidance is an Answer

– In “If You’re Collecting Our Data, You Ought to Protect It” in the Business Section of The New York Times of February 17, 2013, Natasha Singer describes how a data breach involving the personal nonpublic information of some 40,000 current and former NASA employees was preceded by an…

Data Leak! Data Leak! … Copy

– There was an interesting May 18, 2010 article by the CBS Interactive staff with the title “Photocopier fallout: Congress, FTC ‘concerned’” available at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20005277-83.html?tag=mncol;title  The article describes how electronic versions of all documents copied…

Insider Threat – Not Knowing That You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

– In my column “All the Way from RSA,” posted on April 5, 2010, I refer to the article “France Got Stolen HSBC Data” by Deborah Ball and David Gauthier-Villars in the Money and Investing section of The Wall Street Journal published on March 12, 2010. Not only does this appear to be a case of…

All the Way from RSA

– Yes, I know, I know … There I was, just one year ago, roundly criticizing the RSA Conference for its pretentiousness, and this year not only did I attend RSA 2010, but also gave a presentation, conducted a book-signing and did a couple of video interviews and a podcast. So what is going on here?…

Net-Witness of the Persecution

– There is an interesting article in the February 18, 2010 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Gorman, with the title “Hackers Attack 2,411 Firms: Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data; Operation Is Still Running.” It describes how staff of the security services firm, NetWitness,…