Posts Tagged ‘hacking’

Strong security controls are necessary for more than just preventing hack attempts

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Recently I’ve heard in various discussion venues the argument that information security controls are an impediment to technology use, and that instead we should look at demotivating the hackers. With specific regard to medical devices, one commenter stated that generally, the best “bet in defending medical devices (as well as financial systems) is making the information useless/pointless for the attackers.”  This is a dangerous attitude, and minimizes the true value of data on the devices.

Considering data on any type of computing device is considered (more…)

Establish Effective Procedures for Removing Systems Access: Example

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

An article from last Wednesday (11/15) just caught my eye; it is intriguing: “Hoffacker charged with hacking system.” The article indicates a former VP of Technology at Source Media, Stevan Hoffacker, was

“charged with hacking into the company’s computer system three years after he was dismissed, and tipping off employees whose jobs were in jeopardy.”