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Tag Archives: incident

Network Solutions “Hacked Account” Demonstrates Incompetence

– When in doubt, claim the account was hacked. That appears to be the reasoning of a Network Solutions Technical Support Representative. Normally I do not write about other companies but this is an interesting case. As professionals we view being hacked as something we defend against. While some…

Security in Times of Crisis

– Who would have thought, when I wrote my three-part column on “Security and Change” (here, here and here) that all three aspects would hit us at the same time. There was Hurricane Ike, the disappearance and takeovers of major financial institutions, and the massive credit freeze…

Intentional Security Blindness

– In previous columns I talked about two types of employees, contractors, and the like who could cause your organization harm through poor security practices resulting in loss of data, money, or trade secrets, etc. The first type were people who caused such losses inadvertently through security…

Security and Change (pt. 3): White Knights

– There are many events that are disruptive to business operations and about which you generally know well in advance. Such events include all manner of IT and business process outsourcing, friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions, the relocation, consolidation and dispersion of facilities,…

Security and Change (pt. 2): Black Swans

– Remember Y2K? It was the meltdown that never happened. Well, I have news for you. It could well have been a catastrophe. We really did avert it. I speak as someone who spent the Y2K weekend holed up at the Government’s command center in a nondescript building in downtown Washington, DC. From…