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E-Gold's Chairman Spoke Out Against Cybercrime, Until He Got Caught
Commentary  |  4/30/2007  | 
I read with great interest about a Washington, D.C., federal grand jury's decision late last week to indict E Gold Ltd, Gold & Silver Reserve Inc., and the owners of these digital currency businesses on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. I recently served on a grand jury in Brooklyn, so I know the joke about being able to indict a ham sandwich to
You Aren't Safe. Get Over It
Commentary  |  4/26/2007  | 
The latest news to add to the list of online perils to be paranoid about comes courtesy of the Washington Post. Virus writers apparently have a new scheme for distributing malicious code: purchasing popular Google keywords and publishing ads that purport to lead users to legitimate Websites. Some of the keywords the tricksters bought include "BBB" (for Better Business Bureau) and "Cars.com."
Pop Quiz: Who's Got Access To The Government's Student Loan Data?
Commentary  |  4/20/2007  | 
It wouldn't surprise me if Sen. Edward ("Ted") Kennedy--well, his staff, really--had a bad case of writer's cramp. The senator's office this week alone issued four public statements criticizing the misuse of student data by student loan lenders, guarantors, and other members of that $85 billion-a-year industry. He's also made very speci
Data Dumpster Diving, Anyone?
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
Do you know where your paper customer records are? Better yet, does the state attorney general's office know? As both RadioShack and CVS/Caremark Corp. have found out this year, being in control of the former situation is so much better than ceding control in the latter.
7 Security Myths Busted
Commentary  |  4/12/2007  | 
In the coming weeks, expect to see several stories in InformationWeek and at InformationWeek.com that explain and analyze the role that a chief information security officer has come to play within companies. This coverage will include profiles of some of the industry's leading security chiefs who share their experiences, expertise, and frustrations while protecting corporate and customer data in an increasingly
Should IT Departments Oversee Spying Operations?
Commentary  |  4/6/2007  | 
Wal-Mart always seems to be in the news for one reason or another. Supporters tout its pioneering marketing model and groundbreaking success in offering low-cost goods to consumers and keeping operational costs low. And then there is Wal-Mart's leading-edge IT department and its cutting-edge use and investigation of bleeding-edge technology -- ever in the pursuit of keeping costs low and maximizing profit.


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