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This weeks program: Poor infosec leads to Presidential security incident; Hall of Cyber Shame: State’s post info about delinquent taxpayers; And the week’s news.
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The Show Notes Page for Episode 42 of The Data Security Podcast
-From The News: Consortium of US Federal Cybersecurity Experts Establishes Baseline Standard of Due Care for Cybersecurity – The Top Twenty Most Critical Controls. See this SANS Link for more, and to add in your comments to the standard. Article on the topic in Federal Computer Week that was mentioned in this segment of the program.
President Obama takes off from the South Lawn of the White House on his first flight aboard Marine One.
-From The News: Poor data security at a defence contractor leads to Presidential security incident involving sensitive information, including Marine One’s entire blueprints and avionics package . Kudos to the Peer-2-Peer security team at Tiversa for discovering the breach.
From The News: When people are afraid of loosing their job, ethics sometimes goes out the window. See the report at http://www.cyber-ark.com/constants/white-papers.asp . Scroll down to find the link titled: The Global Recession and its Effect on Work Ethics. (Free registration is required, no integrity validation of field info appears to be in place. Is that you Thomas_Jefferson@nsa.gov downloading the report?)
-From The News: Why we don’t live in Michigan, reason #775. As if Michigan residents don’t have enough to contend with, as they watch their primary industry go down for the count…. Governor Jennifer Granholm wants to humiliate delinquent taxpayers by posting their identities online. Hey Gov, with your people suffering job loss, bankruptcies and foreclosures, one would think you’d want to preserve whatever dignity they have left. (P.S. There are 18 states who brag that this “cybershame” method results in tax collections. Probably some identity thefts too, since addresses and other personal information are there for the world to see.)
- Conversation: Ira Victor talks with Bill Greeves, IT Director for Roanoke County, VA, about MuniGovCon’09 – A Virtual Conference on Web2.0 taking place in Second Life on April 10, 2009 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST. Here is the main site: MuniGov.org
-Wrap-Up: After hearing about EasyVPN on the Data Security Podcast, Peter Nikolaidis’ posted this blog entry: Comodo’s EasyVPN Landing Page is an Attack Site? Comodo responds with this very open, and candid, mea culpa.
Next Week: Ira reports from IT Security World in Orlando Florida.