Archive for February, 2009

I’m Now Tweeting!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I just jumped on the Twitter bandwagon…


Humorous Security Calendar

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Check out a sample month of a humorous information security wall calendar that Rick Lawhorn created that “tracks notable breaches, infosec facts and viruses.”

Massachusetts Encryption Law Pushed Back Once More

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Monday I received messages almost at the same time from Brandon Dunlap and Brett J. Byers; thanks Brandon and Brett!
They were notifying me of yet another delay in the Massachusetts law, “201 CMR 17.00: STANDARDS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OF RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
As explained on the website:


Data Privacy Day Activities That Deserve Recognition

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

January 28 was international Data Privacy Day, which I blogged about a few times here, here, and here.
While the Intel site posted about many of the events that occurred, there were many more they missed.
Here are a few of them:


New Online Behavioral Advertising Principles: Self Regulation Does Not Mean Less Scrutiny By The FTC!

Monday, February 16th, 2009

On February 12 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the most actively aggressive oversight agency in the U.S. with regard to enforcing privacy protections, released new behavioral advertising principles


Cloudy Privacy Computing

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Cloud computing is an attractive, low-cost means of collaboration. But have you considered the risks involved with placing documents with PII “in the cloud”?
The monthly column I wrote for the December 2008 CSI Alert was, “Cloudy Privacy Computing.” Here’s the first section…


Using Facebook To Serve Lien Notices

Friday, February 13th, 2009

I just ran across this article while doing some research, and it made me go, “Whoa!”…


Use This RBS Worldpay News Report For Training

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

On November 8, 2008 more than 130 ATM machines in 49 cities throughout the world were hit by a group of cybercriminals during a 30-minute period.


New Report Finds HIPAA Privacy Rule Is Ineffective As Written

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, “Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research“…


Surveillance: I Spy With My Little Eye Some Potlikker Pie

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Do any of you really think that there is a single place on earth that cannot be looked down upon from satellites too high in the sky to see with the naked eye? Google continues their march to know all and see all…