Posts Tagged ‘protecting information’

A Cyber Bullying Victim Shares His Experience

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Today is October 1st, which is also Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention©

Cyber bullying is a topic I cover in my Q3 2012 issue of Protecting Information Journal, and my youth reporter for this quarter’s issue, Lexx, wrote about his personal experience with cyber bullying.  Typically only my subscribers get to read these great articles, but in honor of Blue Shirt Day™ I want everyone to have a chance to read his article that provides important insights into how so many of our children are dealing with this growing problem.  Here it is in its entirety; please provide feedback, not only to me, but also for my talented youth reporter! (more…)

Effectively Explaining the Purpose of Information Classification to Employees

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The topic for my Q2 2009 issue of Protecting Information was helping employees to understand why different types of information need different levels of security. Yes, this is information classification, but I describe it in a way that employees of all levels and responsibilities throughout an organization can understand, here’s how…

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The Insider Threat For Identity Theft: Watchout For Dead-Beat Parents

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Here’s a story that points to how vulnerable people are to identity theft and other types of crimes and frauds from slimy family…and ex-family…members…

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Promoting Science and Technology

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I participate in the LinkedIn community, and I was intrigued this morning to find a question posted by Bill Gates (yes Microsoft Bill)!

“How can we do more to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and technology?”

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Improve Information Security And Privacy By Engaging Your Personnel And Their Children…Our Future Information Security and Privacy Leaders

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Personnel will understand information security and privacy issues better if they can relate to the issues within their own lives. If they can see how the issues impact their family members and friends, that helps to raise awareness even more. If they can see their children’s perspectives of the issues, and see how their family members may be unknowingly putting their information at risk, it helps them to see even more the importance of the issues, and also helps them to guard against the associated threats even better.

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13 Minnesota Students Disciplined For Facebook Photos

Friday, January 11th, 2008

I’ve blogged several times, such as here, here and here, about how information posted to the Internet, such as on Facebook and other social networking sites, cannot be considered as being private or secure, have been used to make hiring and firing decisions, and how it has impacted lives in other ways.
Well, now information posted to social networking sites are being used by schools.

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FTC Settlement For Marketing Via Pop-up Ads: Lessons For All Marketers Regarding Consent & Consumer Complaints

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I like to keep my eye on the FTC site; they are very active in catching businesses violating the U.S. FTC Act by practicing unfair and deceptive business practices, particularly via the Internet. They really demonstrate the need for privacy and information security professionals to stay on top of what their business units and marketing areas are doing with regard to contacting consumers, forcing ads upon them, and gathering information from them.

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And The Award For Best Email Security Awareness Film of 2007 Goes To…

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’ve been seeing a ton of articles and blog postings for the “Best Security < Whatever> of 2007,” “Worst Security Exploits of 2007,” “Security Projections for 2008” and so on in the past few weeks.
Well, I’ve got my own “Best of” award to give for 2007!
None of the best of or worst of postings or articles that I have seen have covered information security and privacy awareness, even though most information security incidents and privacy breaches occur as a result of humans…human error, lack of knowledge or malicious intent.

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And The Award For Best Email Security Awareness Film of 2007 Goes To…

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’ve been seeing a ton of articles and blog postings for the “Best Security < Whatever> of 2007,” “Worst Security Exploits of 2007,” “Security Projections for 2008” and so on in the past few weeks.
Well, I’ve got my own “Best of” award to give for 2007!
None of the best of or worst of postings or articles that I have seen have covered information security and privacy awareness, even though most information security incidents and privacy breaches occur as a result of humans…human error, lack of knowledge or malicious intent.

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5 Things To Do Next Week To Improve Information Security & Privacy

Friday, November 9th, 2007

It seems like my to-do list never gets shorter each day; only longer. This was even more true when I was responsible for the information security and privacy program within a large multi-national financial and insurance organization. It seemed the squeakiest wheel to-do items often got done, while other to-do’s that were very important, and often not that time-consuming, got put by the way-side, always put off until another week.

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