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Hackers – Criminals, Pirates – Politicians…

June 12, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s been an interesting week in the IT world with some quite amazing (to me anyway) news. No, I’m not referring to the FTC’s decision to shut down the known spam ISP Pricewert, or the announcement by T-Mobile that their network had not indeed been hacked…

I’m referring to the news that the Swedish “Pirate Party” gained a seat in the European Parliament. Read more…

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Data theft for political gain? No way!

October 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Computerworld today reported that a Dell PC was stolen by some enterprising thieves from John McCain’s Missouri campaign office. While I usually steer clear from commenting on political activities, being only a legal alien and therefore not even able to vote for things I really care about (the local Fire Chief and Sherriff), let alone something so influential as the 44th President of the United States of America, I find myself unable to hold back.

You can read more about the theft from the link above, but of course as this is a blog I’m duty bound to make some observations: Read more…

How to Spend Your Data Protection Dollars

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

I was speaking last week at a panel of CISO’s when someone asked me the very reasonable question “What’s the most important thing we should do to protect our data?” – What the audience member wanted to know really was, given that he had no budget, and a state mandate impressing on him the need to protect PII (personally identifiable information), what’s the minimum he could do to comply with the regulations? Read more…