Protect Yourself from a Facebook Hack

Can you really protect yourself from the dreaded, awkward, Facebook moments when you have to tell all of your friends to not accept friend requests from you because you have been H – A – C – K – E – D! I think you can, and I have been successful in helping family and friend alike stop repeated attacks. Here is how I did it, feel free to copy the tactics.   Login to Facebook Select ...
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Is There a Difference Between Data in Transit and Data in Motion?

Frequently customers have questions about when to encrypt data and in particular the difference between encrypting data in transit and in motion. It is a tough topic for security and IT because there is not a clear definition of data in motion. In fact, if you look up the definition on Google, you will find that in transit and in  motion are about the same. This blog post is designed to be an i...
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A Probing Question…

On August 14th, at JFK airport in New York, terminal 8 was evacuated after a report of “shots fired.” On August 28th an eerily similar situation occurred at Terminal 4 at LAX. Both of these situations occurred in the evening at about 8:30-9:30pm local time. In both cases chaos ensued with shouts of “Run!”, errant stories of hearing “pops” or gun fire and in both cases not only did people evacuate ...
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Security is about People Too… And Vacations do Matter to Security

I recently passed around to my team of security engineers a meme / diagram showing a “Vacation Lifecycle.” (I can’t give proper credit to it because it did not have a credit on it. So if it is yours, say so and I would be happy to provide credit or even remove it.) In communicating with my team I reminded them that if they properly plan ahead for their vacations we can work together to minimize...
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You can’t make up stupid – Challenges of Operational Implementation of HIPAA

Earlier today I had to go into the local hospital to make a payment on a family account. I presented the receptionist the check and account number, and she started the apparently tedious effort of applying the funds to the account. She then printed out a couple of sheets of paper that included an itemized list of medical services on two accounts that belonged to my wife. She then turned to me and ...
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