Saturday, August 12, 2006
Isn't it time to institute the national ID card? Isn't there any better way to control who is on the airplane? At least let us frequent business travelers have a easy-pass lane or something.
And let's think a little beyond airports . . . isn't any area where lot of people congregate a target? How are you going to control that? Any Football game, or better yet, Baseball, the American Tradition. You could sneak the bomb past security in an apple pie for insult.
With so much technology in the security arena available to us, can't we find a better way? C'mon President Bush! Israel has airplanes, they don't seem to have any airport trouble. But now I can't have toothpaste? Sweet, I can't wait until the next guy falls asleep on my shoulder who has been flying for 5 hours, and hasn't brushed his teeth in days.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Greetings! Over the next couple of days I will outline the basic steps for creating an Information Security Program that really works. Ther are seven major areas, listed below that I'll be covering over the coming days and week. Stay tuned . . . .
If you have any questions you would like answered, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just post a comment!
1. Create an Atmosphere of Risk Management
2. Create Physical Security Perimeter
3. Manage Employee Access
4. Have Good Internal Controls
5. Protect Against Malicious Code
6. Implement Training and Testing Programs
7. Prepare for Disaster
Theft of laptop puts thousands of identities at risk CNET News.com: "Theft of laptop puts thousands of identities at risk
Thieves take a U.S. Department of Transportation notebook with personal information on 133,000 Florida residents.
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: August 11, 2006, 12:46 PM PDT
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A U.S. Department of Transportation laptop with personal information on 133,000 Florida residents has been stolen, exposing the data to identity fraud.
The computer was taken from a government-owned vehicle on July 27 in the Miami area, the agency said in a statement Wednesday. The password-protected laptop was assigned to a special agent in the Miami arm of the department's Office of Inspector General, it said.
While the laptop did not contain financial or medical information, four databases with identifiable information were stored on it. The details included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses in databases covering holders of Florida pilot's and driver's licenses, both commercial and personal.
The databases were being used in an investigation into the use of fraudulent information to obtain commercial driver's or pilot's licenses, the Department of Transportation said.
There is no indication that the thief or thieves took the computer because of its contents. Still, steps are being taken to protect and inform Florida residents and to recover the laptop, the agency said.
The incident is the latest in a long string of data security breaches. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is still recovering from the theft of a laptop and external hard disk drive that exposed the identities of 26.5 million veterans. Others that have lost"