Archive for September, 2008

Miscellaneous Cybercrime & Privacy Tidbits

Friday, September 12th, 2008

For the last day of Global Security Week (GSW) I’m providing a few items that relate to cybercrime that I find interesting…


Today We Remember

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Today is day 4 of Global Security Week (GSW). It is in memory of this sad and tragic day in 2001 that the spirit and concept of GSW was created.
This is why GSW is held during the week leading up to 9/11 each year; to reflect, remember, learn, and work to raise awareness of all security issues and help to prevent bad things, of all types, from occurring, and to ensure such a tragedy does not happen again.
Sadly too many other terrorists attacks HAVE occurred, and continue to occur, since throughout the world…


GSW Logo

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I really like the logo for this year’s GSW, and I wanted to include it here for those of you who had not see it…


Sloppy Disposal Aids Cybercriminals

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

For day 3 of Global Security Week I want to talk a little bit about the importance of securely disposing of your papers and storage media that contains personal information…


Medical Identity Theft Is On The Rise

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

For day 2 of Global Security Week I want to highlight the growing problem of medical identity theft…


Not Enough Police To Deal With Cybercrime

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Here’s an interesting article about cybercrime to kick off Day 1 of Global Security Week…


How Does Your Business Use Customer and Consumer Profiling?

Friday, September 5th, 2008

So, do you know how your business may be using data mining for customer and consumer profiling? Have you talked with your marketing folks about it?
Do you know how the stores you make your purchases from use your information to do customer profiling and other types of data mining? Have you asked them? Chances are the sales staff at the counters and check-outs wouldn’t know, but you could ask the store manager.


Not All Privacy Issues Involve PII

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

There’s been a lot in the news over the past few years about customer profiling. The term is used somewhat differently by different groups and the definition often debated. However, the mainstream news media generally uses the term to talk about how companies gather many different types of information related to consumers, and then use that information to make determinations about groups of people in various demographics, and even be able to narrow down certain activities to specific individuals when enough data, and it does not need to be personally identifiable information (PII), is collected.


Iowa Land Records Association Posts SSNs…Including The Governor’s…On Their Internet Site

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Okay, here’s another example of a ridiculously dumb privacy breach that occurred, in Iowa this time, through a government agency posting information on the Internet…


5 Easy Things To Do for Global Security Week, September 8 – 12

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Next week is Global Security Week!
Do you have anything planned for your organization to help raise the awareness of all types of security issues?
Here are a few ideas I wanted to pass along to you…