As if we needed another reminder to be careful what we post online, this story further reinforces the point: Ignorance about Facebook privacy settings is no excuse for complaining about the consequences of publishing off-colour online comments, a U.S. judge has ruled. Robert J. Sumien, an emergency medical technician in Texas, wrote a Facebook wall post [...]
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By: Joe Harford, MS, CIPP On a recent trip to Maryland I had the opportunity to meet with one of our K-12 customers. Wallace Wills is the Information Services Technology Manager for Cecil County Public Schools in Maryland. As a follow up to our meeting I asked him some questions about his perspective on IT [...]
Bud Younke CDRP, MCSE,A+, MCP October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an engaging idea to make people aware of the potential pitfalls as we navigate through the jungle of the information age. With the month almost past, it is important in today’s world of Internet access via not only our computers, but our smart-phones, tablets [...]
Angie Singer Keating, CISA, CIPP, CISM, CRIS Once again, and at the risk of angering some of our best clients (attorneys), I’m going to get on my soap box about law firms and security. This story is an excellent example of why it is so important for law firms to have solid network security validated [...]
With data breaches of large companies garnering all of the headlines, it is easy for smaller organizations to begin to feel like they can just fly under the radar and don’t have to be as concerned. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Hackers, known for going after large organizations to steal data, now have an eye toward [...]
By Ben Metz, Associate Technician Reclamere, Inc. Data storage is one of the biggest evolving components in the IT industry. Today, one hard drive can hold more information than a modest network of computers could twenty years ago. As the level of data storage changes, the type of security is altered as well. Data security [...]
By: Joe Harford, MS, CIPP Now that summer is over and the kids are all back to school, I thought it timely to post about schools and technology. In my travels I have had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Brian Toth. Dr. Toth is the Superintendent of Schools for Bellwood-Antis School District. I have [...]
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Recent attacks on Sony, IMF, and Citigroup shared a relatively new attack method, but it has a very high payoff and is very successful. Older attack methods involved reconnaissance….
When considering a data recovery vendor, what can you do to ensure that lost data on a failed hard drive doesn’t turn into a data breach incident?