Data Security Podcast Episode 17 – Sep 09 2008

The Data Security Podcast is the place for 30 minutes of news every week on data security, privacy, and the law.

This weeks program: Four-fold surge in botnets in the last 3 months. New email handheld with security features. Plus, the latest security news.

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This week’s show is sponsored by DeviceLock

Program Notes for Episode 17


1. A federal grant will expand the surveillance camera system in the greater Pittsburg area. Emergency managers say the system called ‘Threat Viewer’ will help with disasters and terrorism, but the cops will use it, too. See more in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story.

2. And by the way, we hope it won¹t end up being used the way the British use their terrorist surveillance cameras…See more in this The Sunday Telegraph story.

3. E-Discovery was supposed to be helpful in litigation, but the legal community says the requirement for electronic discovery is sending costs through the roof, and even keeping some cases out of court.  See the Economist story, and get the complete report from The University of Denver.

4.  Plantiff gets WHACKED for deleting e-data related to litigation. Read more in this LA Times Posting.

5. Google Chrome Anonymizers from ghacks. Tools to keep web surfing more private when using Google’s new Chrome web browser.

Tales from The DarkWeb:  The Number of Machines Controlled by Botnets Has Jumped 4x in Last 3 Months. Read the posting.

Conversation: The Peek mobile email device and it’s security features. Ira speaks with Amol Sarva, CEO of Peek.


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