Posts Tagged ‘logging’

With New Year & New U.S. Administration, New Compliance Actions Projected

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The lack of effective or consistent regulatory oversight over the past 8 years, much of which is blamed in large part for the current economic mess, means, at least to many soothsayers, that a new Obama administration will bring with it not only more aggressive compliance activities, but also a fresh round of new laws and regulations, many of which are anticipated to require much more audit logging, storage and retention, and more stringent access controls.


Insider Threat Example: San Fran IT Employee Exploits Poor Security Practices

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Okay, why would a large city like San Francisco make such a silly, preventable mistake like allowing one employee to be able to establish a super user type of account and then lock everyone else out of the government network?
Hacker Holds Key to City’s Network: An Alleged Hacker Won’t Reveal Secret Password to Unlock San Francisco’s Network


French Supreme Court Decision Points Out Importance Of Using Monitoring Notices Wherever In The World You Have Personnel

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I just read about a French Supreme Court decision made on October 10 (you can see a Google English rough translation of it here) that is significant to organizations who have employees in France, or anywhere worldwide for that matter, and the organization’s employee monitoring practices.


Email Security and Privacy: NY Hospital Retention Ruling Points Out Importance of Policies and Awareness

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

On October 17, 2007, there was a very interesting ruling regarding a doctor’s email communications sent to an attorney and the associated attorney privilege. In the matter of Scott v Beth Israel Med. Ctr. Inc. the New York Supreme Court found that the doctor’s email messages to his attorneys using the hospital network were not privileged and could be retained by the hospital even though the doctor wanted the hospital to stop retaining his messages and delete all emails related to his communications with his lawyers.


The Eyes of IT are Upon You! Curiosity Often Trumps Do The Right Thing According to New Study

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

At a company I did work for there was a middle manager in the IT area who liked to be the person “in the know.” At meetings he always would talk about ideas or plans that otherwise he should not have been privvy to.


Privacy: Surveillance and Poor Security Practices

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Today I read with interest an article in the U.K.’s Guardian Unlimited, “Surveillance ‘intrudes on our lives‘.”
I am doing some research into various surveillance methods, such as with CCTV, key loggers, and other methods of surreptitiously recording the activities of individuals, typically without their consent, and often without their knowledge.