I participate in the LinkedIn community, and I was intrigued this morning to find a question posted by Bill Gates (yes Microsoft Bill)!
“How can we do more to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and technology?”
I was very intrigued to get an email yesterday from a security software vendor announcing a contest daring information security practitioners to find a malware-free network and they’ll give you $10,000.
Here’s the text of the message:
There’s a great information security and privacy awareness event coming up, Internet Safety Night on April 23, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Too few organizations are prepared to respond to a privacy breach when it happens. Too many naively believe a privacy breach will not happen to them.
It is helpful to look at existing privacy breach notice plans when creating your own. The U.S. government agencies actually provide some good plans you can use as examples.
Here’s a good article for your files, and to point out to your legal counsel to point out the very real insider threat to information security and privacy…
A Massachusetts trial court recently ruled that the unauthorized transfer of electronic files is actionable as a conversion under Massachusetts’ common law.
It shouldn’t still amaze me, but it does, how often so many organizations just dump huge amounts of printed paper containing tons of personally identifiable information (PII) right into their dumpster sitting behind their building, in the alley, or some other easily reachable public location.
Here’s yet another example of a business throwing away people’s privacy in their trash dumpster…