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From Hacking Systems To Hacking People
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/2/2015 | 12:14:05 AM
Watch your back low-tech-wise.
Reminds me of a story a friend recently told me.  Sitting at an airport gate not too long ago, she watched as a mortgage executive sitting next to her with a bag full of sensitive PII documents (FNMA 1003s and the like) left his bag behind on his seat while he went to the bathroom.

Fortunately, nothing happened, but for all he knew, she or some other person could have easily flipped through the documents or even stolen them, snagging people's SSNs and other PII.
starace
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starace,
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2/28/2015 | 10:18:41 PM
Hacking and Loyalty
This was an interesting article and I can see how easy it easy for a company to get hacked. It makes you wonder about all the temps that are hired in a company. Are they really in need of a job or are they on a recon mission.

As for training or "arming" the employees with information about social engineering practices or visual hacking, why should an employee care? I remember back in the 90's when companies let go of tens of thousands of people and began cutting back on benefits and increasing demands and took away pensions to the point where job loyalty has become non-existent. It is rare to find a company that truly cares about its employees. This has led to high turnover. High turnover with many disgruntled employees looking for a way to screw their former boss or company. Even if they are not disgruntled, why should the employee be loyal or even care if someone was hacking the company. Employees just keep their mouths shut and pretend nothing happened. They are only interested in getting their paycheck and not making waves. How are we to get these employee on our side?
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/26/2015 | 2:19:26 PM
Re: The anatomy of a data breach
@EmilyAmber: Thanks for this info/link.  Very helpful.

I know a number of people who work or have worked at McGladrey.  Feel free to connect.
Marilyn Cohodas
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2/26/2015 | 12:44:02 PM
Re: this reminds me...
My guess, for the majority of typical end-users its: overwhelmed.
Kerstyn Clover
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Kerstyn Clover,
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2/25/2015 | 10:07:26 PM
Re: this reminds me...
To piggyback on your question about people perhaps underestimating the classics - something I have seen when conducting similar tests has been that many employees who feel overwhelmed by policies and security requirements resort to more old-school methods of data control. The classic "I can't ever remember my password so I put it on a sticky note on the screen" issue. I wonder how many of these problems are negligence vs. lack of awareness of the threat vs. just being overwhelmed?
dav92178
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dav92178,
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2/25/2015 | 11:40:49 AM
Data in the 3M report
I'm confused; on page 2 it reads, "The researcher was not permitted to capture images by camera or scanning technologies."  Yet on page 3 it reads, "Here, the researcher used his or her smart phone's digital camera to take pictures of what appeared to be business confidential information on the computer screen or terminal."  These facts appear to be in conflict.

I found Figure 10 to be the most disturbing, but I am curious to know more details around this.  Such as which industries responded during each task (or not at all).
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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2/25/2015 | 11:12:44 AM
this reminds me...
...of those "clean desk" lessons that used to be more common in security awareness programs. As a naturally messy person, I always rejected that idea, and decided it was better to keep a super-messy desk on which nobody could find anything.  :)   Larry, do you feel that as people become more aware of cyber-threats that they forget/underestimate the power of old-school social engineering?
EmilyAmber
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EmilyAmber,
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2/24/2015 | 11:12:33 AM
The anatomy of a data breach
Good information from the study, Information security can be managed by implementing multi-level  authentication and firewall system that can protect the data from the hackers. I work for McGladrey and we have an infogragh in our website.   bit.ly/mcgldrydatabreach


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