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1.9 Billion Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017
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cybersavior
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cybersavior,
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9/20/2017 | 2:30:20 PM
A post-privacy world
It's time to think about how we live and participate in the global financial system with the knowledge that data elements you dutifully protected are now out of control and released.  Your personal data and details are out there.  It's the end of privacy as we know it.  The breaches that this article describes are merely the ones that we know about.  Many/most other companies are or have been owned.  Identification and auhorization need to make a quantum leap in positivity.  Do we submit to chip implantation or choose to live off the financial grid? 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/20/2017 | 3:00:44 PM
Re: A post-privacy world
The data is certainly discouraging,  especially knowing this doesn't include Equifax nor unreported breaches in Europe, pre-GDPR. The common theme among most of these breaches is a failure in basic security hygeine. 
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MetLife-dams,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/21/2017 | 8:27:58 AM
Re: A post-privacy world
You're totally right, the privacy is already gone. These kind of situation will increase more and more with the time.
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REISEN1955,
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9/21/2017 | 9:13:31 AM
Re: A post-privacy world
Rule of Life - your data is ALREADY exposed.  From there, you can proceed to at least control of the type of data your have the world SEE.  I am against SS numbers as identifiers and shut down that practice is a good thing.  Keep any financially significant data OFFLINE as much as you canl.  (I mean on secondary hard drives turned OFF and not spinning.)  Passwords - complex, change frequently.  Monitor documents.  But assume you are already exposed and work from there.
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mjohnson681,
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9/24/2017 | 3:16:32 PM
Make Data Records Worthless for Bad Guys
Instead of trying to continue to unsuccessfully protect data, why not implement sufficient controls to make the data worthless for the bad guys?  See post on LinkedIn.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/give-up-cybersecurity-programs-matthew-r-johnson-cpa-cisa


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