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10 Personal Safety and Security Tips

April 10, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Fundamentals: Body language is 55% of communications. That’s your walk, posture, facial expressions and eye contact. Awareness is being alert to your surroundings at all times. Intuition is when the hair on the back of your neck stands on end. Voice tone and pitch equal 35% of communications. The way a person communicates physically and verbally can determine whether or not a predator deems ...

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ISAlliance Expresses Tentative Support for Cyber Legislation

April 08, 2010 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

On Wednesday, March 24, the Senate Commerce Committee became the first Congressional Committee to approve a comprehensive cybersecurity bill. The "kill-switch" provision (turning off the Internet) and federally mandated technical standards on the private sector have been eliminated from earlier versions of the legislation and the bill now embraces private sector standards and market incentiv...

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Fed Guidelines for Social Media Review part II

April 07, 2010 Added by:Mike Meikle

I promised in my last post to walk you through the various supporting documents that are tied to the Feds’ Social Media Guidelines.  Also, I will act as translator for all the corporate/government  speak.   This way lies madness, abandon all hope ye who enter, etc.

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AntiMistake Software – Preventing Human Error and Lack of Awareness

April 07, 2010 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Successful organizations realize antivirus software must be installed on all PCs.  Antivirus software works well if updates are automatic and ongoing (as new risks and threats are identified) to prevent expensive damages to PCs, information and reputations. 

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Data Security - It's a responsibility, not an option...

April 07, 2010 Added by:Ian Barrs

"We need to talk about security, it's becoming an issue." This is a line that would draw a blank on many a CEOs face, even today. "We've got strong password policies, and no-one's allowed to use USBs", the CEO may burble. If that's your last line of defence, and you merely trust people to follow the rules, you're heading for trouble.

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Passwords…Are they needed?

April 06, 2010 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

This week I received an e-mail from a friend of mine saying he was in the UK to visit his ill sister and needed to borrow money…perhaps many of you have received an e-mail like this too?  In reality, my friend’s e-mail account had been hacked and the e-mail was a hoax.

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Is That Portable Device a Data Hazard?

April 06, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

According to a survey  of London and New York City taxi companies last year revealed that more than 12,500 devices, such as laptops, iPods and memory sticks, are forgotten in taxis every six months. Portable devices that may have troves of sensitive data.

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Gangs Are Targeting Your Kids Via the Internet

April 05, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Word for the Week: Cyber Banging. Also called Net Banging - This refers to the internet recruiting process that gangs use to target kids. Gangs typically target high school and middle school kids but there are cases where kids as young as 8 have been recruited.

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Quandary of Social Media Security

April 05, 2010 Added by:Mike Meikle

I was recently asked a question regarding the top IT concerns for social media (Web 2.0) implementation plan. Well, in my view information security is at the top.

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Beware of Door to Door Conmen

April 05, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

There are bazillion scammers using a bazillion ruses to get your money. The lowest of the low are the ones who scam the elderly. These same conmen often do it door to door and can be very dangerous. Con men posing as city employees seem to be the most effective scam. In one incident 2 men posed as city workers who were trimming trees in a neighborhood. One man would knock on the door and schmoo...

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Why bother with PGP ...???

April 04, 2010 Added by:K S Abhiraj

The very nature of email communication makes it perfect for spying and tapping. Imagine all the emails that fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Every single one of them could be tapped without you even noticing it. Of course, thinking that someone will sit and read every single one of them is preposterous - but the "problem" is that nobody has to.

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2010: A Year of Change for the Security Industry

April 04, 2010 Added by:Richard Stiennon

2010 is going to be a dramatic year for the security industry.  Vendors and security professionals should prepare for a sea change.   Here are my predictions for the year. 

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The Biggest Risk to Security Might Be You...

April 04, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Everyone asks me what the greatest theat to security is. They are visibly disappointed when I give them my answer...I believe it is you or maybe your co-worker.

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How to Avoid the New BOTNET Herders

March 31, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

There’s a new game in town offering jobs to anyone with a home office and a computer.   Be careful what you or your kids accept when applying for jobs online.  You or your kids may be accepting a job working for a cybercriminal outfit.

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Interview with Former White House CIO Theresa Payton

March 23, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of the illustrious Theresa Payton, who's long and vibrant career has spanned multiple industry sectors and government service at the highest levels.

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Hackers Lurking in Hotel Networks

March 17, 2010 Added by:Mark Smail

Many frequent business travelers spend almost as many nights sleeping in hotels as they do in their own beds. The need to stay productive when you’re on the road means that travelers must rely on whatever means available to stay connected, even if it’s an unprotected hotel wireless network.  

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