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Google Me on the Web, identity theft and reputation management

Healthcare HIPAA Identity Theft

According to the press release they say “Our critical infrastructure – such as the electricity grid, financial sector, and transportation networks that sustain our way of life – have suffered repeated cyber intrusions, and cyber crime has increased dramatically over the last decade. The President has thus made cybersecurity an Administration priority. When the President released his Cyberspace Policy Review almost two years ago, he declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”

Facebook’s new security features and the Zuckerberg hacking incident

Image via Wikipedia One of the greatest challenges to privacy and security in the next several years is Social Networks and Social Media. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and others can be the downfall of valuing information. The ability to share and provide information is completely the opposite of network security requirements.  This is [...]

Stolen laptop with employee information- yet again The Associated Press reported that a Williams Cos. Inc. laptop containing personal and compensation information was stopen from a workers vehicle. The laptop had over 4,400 current and former employees records. Information like names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and compensation data was on it. How many times [...]

I hope no one is actually shocked by this story. Records are stolen everyday. Typically, the hackers will sell the information in the underground somewhere is Eastern Europe or Asia. The fact that someone is asking for ransom, and so publicly it actually a good thing in my opinion. Why is it good you ask? (I [...]