Rotating Security



  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070617/ap_on_hi_te/data_theft

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 22-year-old intern was given the responsibility of safeguarding the personal information of thousands of state employees, a security procedure that ended up backfiring.

    Under protocol in place since 2002, a first backup storage device is kept at a temporary work site for a state office along with the computer system that holds all the employee information, and a second backup device is given to employees on a rotating basis to take home for safekeeping, officials said.


    F#$@!$%?!$#%!



  • Dont worry about it... there are other Security measures in place...

     

    Look at this quote:

     

    "I think it's not that big of a deal," she said. "The person who stole it would really have to know what he's doing."

     

    So they are implementing a strict security by obsurity policy... Most likely they even didnt LABLE the tape... So how would anyone be able to retrieve the information from it. Also the average Value of o SSN + valid personal data is, according to the police, only 0.023  cents (15$ / 65000 SSN Numbers)



  • @rdrunner said:

    Dont worry about it... there are other Security measures in place...

     

    Look at this quote:

     

    "I think it's not that big of a deal," she said. "The person who stole it would really have to know what he's doing."

     

    So they are implementing a strict security by obsurity policy... Most likely they even didnt LABLE the tape... So how would anyone be able to retrieve the information from it. Also the average Value of o SSN + valid personal data is, according to the police, only 0.023  cents (15$ / 65000 SSN Numbers)

    I've done a lot of research on this, and I've never seen SSNs go for quite that cheap. Closer to $1/number.

    Perhaps buying in bulk is cheaper, though, I've never seen that many numbers sold at once.  



  • I was only quoting the article, where the tape was listed as a 15$ Value, while the radar-detector was listed as 200$...

     

    I really demand a sarcasm Tag for these forums ;)



  • @rbowes said:

    @rdrunner said:

    Value of o SSN + valid personal data is, according to the police, only 0.023  cents (15$ / 65000 SSN Numbers)

    I've done a lot of research on this, and I've never seen SSNs go for quite that cheap. Closer to $1/number.

    Perhaps buying in bulk is cheaper, though, I've never seen that many numbers sold at once.  

    It's not the open market value, it's how much the police can get by selling them out of the evidence room.



  • I was reading this thread again, and it reminded me: I wrote a blog about this kind of thing about a week ago.

    http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/weblog/2007/06/where_is_your_personal_data.html 

    If you've been reading the Sidebar for awhile, you might even recognize the story I wrote about, I posted the story here a couple months back.  



  • @rdrunner said:

    I was only quoting the article, where the tape was listed as a 15$ Value, while the radar-detector was listed as 200$...

     

    I really demand a sarcasm Tag for these forums ;)



    @Sarcasm said:
    Couldn't you abuse the {quote} tag?


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