Posts Tagged ‘Security

I’ve been asked to participate in the Texas Lyceum in San Antonio, February 4th through the 7th, 2010. The title of the event is “Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?” and will attempt to tackle the risks associated with our connected society. The weekend event which I will participate includes interactive and team activities to help Lyceum Directors better understand how these privacy and security risks affect their day-to-day lives. The goal is to raise awareness regarding public policy involving security and privacy. San Antonio is a great backdrop for this event as it is quickly becoming a central hub of computer security with the Air Forces locating its 24th Air Force Cyber Command at the city’s Lackland air force base. There is an invisible war going on that we don’t even see involving cyber security and the public needs to understand how companies are protecting their information as it moves online.

It is difficult to live the life of a security officer knowing that you are simply managing risk and constantly trying to stay ahead of some of the brightest minds in the world.  One of the many things that keeps me awake at night is the security of our data which is job one throughout […]

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of Apple’s OS X and iPhone attracted hackers.  Security specialists said Saturday that hackers are taking increasing aim at iPhones and Macintosh computers as the hot-selling Apple devices gain popularity worldwide. Hackers have historically focused devious efforts on computers using Windows operating systems because the […]

The convenience of online medical record access can also mean the convenient dissemination of information as well.  Despite notifications from UCLA Medical Center warning employees that it was auditing and taking a firm stance on unauthorized access to medical records, the privacy of a “well-known individual” was breached by two nurses and an ER technician […]

New Trojan Leverages Unpatched Mac Flaw. A tool for exploiting an unpatched security hole in Mac OS X systems has been developed and until earlier today was being distributed through an online forum that caters to Mac hackers, Security Fix has learned. read more


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