Flash Drive Scare

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Has this happened to you?  I copied a document from my laptop to a flash drive so I could give it to a colleague.  She copied the document and handed it back to me.  I put it in my laptop bag where I always keep my hoard of flash drives.  My son grabbed one so he could take his presentation …

Who do you Trust?

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Insider threats continue to represent a major concern for all size organizations.  I recently met with a company that was responding to a major RFP.  The company uses a Content Management System and has developed strict procedures to ensure the confidentiality of their files.  Unfortunately, one of the staff members that worked on the RFP had an acquaintance who worked for …

Stealing Files with a Pringles Can

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Most of us use wireless networks at home and when we travel.  The other day I was sitting in an airport waiting on my late flight (that of course never happens), and I fired up my laptop to get at a few emails over the local Wi-Fi hotspot.  I was responding to a few items and sent a couple of spreadsheets …

The Case of the Killer eMail

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Have you ever sent a confidential e-mail to one or more people only to find out that the e-mail was sent to someone that should not be on the distribution list? One small mistake like this can have a devastating impact on your business! Just ask Rocky Mountain Bank what it will cost them, because there was no way for them to …

Loose lips sink ships

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The familiar line from World War II is as relevant today as it was 65 years ago. The release of confidential information can have a devastating impact on an organization. In the normal course of doing business critical information will leak out into the wild. This may occur intentionally or unintentionally, but either way it is critical to know that …

Another day, another breach

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Sounds like a bad title for a movie, but unfortunately it seems to be business as usual for companies and the US government.  A recent Inspector General audit came out showing that some Department of Defense (DoD) groups didn’t scrub data from computers before disposing of them.  Sensitive information might get into the wild and either compromise DoD security or result in identity theft. …

Indecent exposure

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While visiting with a client last week they were discussing an upcoming company cruise that will be taking place this October.  The event includes over 500 employees and their spouses.  The company sent an Excel spreadsheet to each employee that requires information such as Passport number, Social Security Number and credit card information. After completing the form one of the employees …

Major company is victim of document breach

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Insider threats continue to represent a major concern for all organizations. We were recently made aware of a situation where a major company was responding to a large Request for Pricing (RFP).  The company uses FileNet as their Content Management application and has developed strict procedures to ensure the confidentiality of their files. Unfortunately, one of the staff members that …