Security Models – One Size Does Not Fit All

Security is a word that brings up many different images depending on your experience, profession or industry.  At a University, not only is the context different than at a bank, but it is different depending on what you are trying to secure.  I do not believe that providing security for an organization is a cookbook…

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I am Not a Number, I am a Bunch of Numbers

(This is the third installment in an on-going examination of the first principles of data privacy and security. The first installment can be read here. The second installment can be read here. These principles, often represented in regulations and privacy practices, form the foundation for how an organization should treat the customer data they collect.) We’ve both been…

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How to Safely Do Business with Infected Systems

An estimated 40 percent of consumer systems are infected with malware and if your organization carries out any type of web commerce, online banking, or other type of financial transaction you must assume that your customer has malware. You can’t afford not to conduct the business so the big question is: How can you have a successful and secure transaction…

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Privacy Policies: Would You Give Customer Data to the Government?

(This is the second installment in an on-going examination of the first principles of data privacy and security. The first installment can be read here. These principles, often represented in regulations and privacy practices, form the foundation for how an organization should treat the customer data they collect.) Imagine you belong to one of the largest,…

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