Monthly Archives: April 2012

An ounce of prevention – 1.3 actually

What do the following have in common? Data relating to approximately 600 maternity patients and names and dates of birth of 30 children on an unencrypted memory stick lost. Missing memory stick from a nursery contained 80 childrens’ contact details … Continue reading

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Isn’t that just the Berry’s – Hyatt hyping weight loss

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest; the list of “gotta be on” Social Media outlets marches on. The good news; these allow you to project your brand and your message cheaply, efficiently and effectively. The bad news? If you’re not careful, all that … Continue reading

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Clouds and their Silver linings – First the Clouds

Verizon has just released their 76 page 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report. This is a study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team with cooperation from the Australian Federal Police, Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Irish Reporting and Information Security … Continue reading

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Apple + Java = 600,000 Node Botnet

Researchers have found approximately 2% of Macs have been infected by the Flashback malware. How could this happen? Oracle, who now owns Java after their acquisition of Sun, discovered and fixed 14 security weaknesses in Java on 2/14. These patches … Continue reading

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