Posts Tagged ‘dumpster diving’

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…


Where And How Do You Dispose Of Your Cell Phones and Paper Documents?

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Something I’m planning to do this summer with my sons is to do some dumpster diving, with the advice of my police and security services company owner friends, to see just how much personal information is left out for just anyone walking by to pick up and use, or misuse. We’ll also see about any cell phones that were just dropped in the dumpster or trash can…
How do you dispose of your cell phones? At work, and at home? And what do you do with the papers that contain personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information when you throw them away? Are you more diligent at work? Or at home?
With this in mind, here’s another section from the third article in my June issue of “IT Compliance in Realtime“…


Have You Looked In Your Trash Bins Lately?

Monday, February 18th, 2008

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…