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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/19/2018 3:36:09 PM
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Security
After LeapPad had a security breach problem, I wasn't much surprised about any companies lack of security. When you put out a kid product, and can't even be bothered to ensure security is up to snuff, why would anyone else? Admittedly this enture idea bothers me to some extent, because I keep cameras in my kids bedrooms so give myself peace of mind when I'm working overnights. And I do from time to time wonder if others have hacked into our alarm account and are also watching my kids. But in my mind the benefit outweighs the risk. I just hope most people would find watching my kids sleep boring and move on quickly. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/20/2018 1:23:32 PM
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Re: Security
<I just hope most people would find watching my kids sleep boring and move on quickly. > LoL @ Elizabeth. but even if they don't use the visual data in some way, there is still something very creepy about strangers having access to it.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/20/2018 5:29:28 PM
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@Ariella - without a doubt. But somehow I'm okay with the risk - and at the same time, refuse to have one of those monitors installed in my car that reports back to the insurance company how I drive. That kind of intrusiveness, not okay in my opinion. Those two facts seem counter-intuitive, but nonetheless, they exist in my mind. Lol

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Ariella
Ariella
3/20/2018 5:32:35 PM
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@elizabeth I was actually OK with the box in the car. But -- like you -- my husband didn't like feeling like his driving habits were being recorded. So we only got the bit of a discount for my car.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/21/2018 3:39:00 PM
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Re: Security
I wonder how secure the boxes are from hackers? We like to think no one has any interest in the boxes, I'm sure. But what if someone wants to watch your every move? Even they're just selling that information to marketers. Though I suppose your cell phone would almost be more telling about your every move than a box in your car. 

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Ariella
Ariella
3/21/2018 3:53:58 PM
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@Elizabeth yes, first of all, the default on your phone is to track your location, so it knows a lot more about where you're going than your car, which may not always be your means of getting where you're going. Also in the case of the boxes, it may have been able to guess how I drive normally, but it would be extrapoloating from just the 90 days or so that it was supposed to be installed. The insurance company actually demands it be returned to them after that time.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/22/2018 3:30:16 AM
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Re: Security
Since we're talking Security, wonder what you all think about the latest interesting twist re: Facebook? 

 

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afwriter
afwriter
3/22/2018 5:20:40 PM
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@mpouraryan, that's a great question. It is my personal opinion that Facebook is too big to fail and this like other data breaches in the past will eventually be forgotten. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/22/2018 5:31:24 PM
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I am sure they'll "talk their way" out of their latest predicament..but so far you have India, Israel and the US on their tail...the problem is indeed that they're too big...they're a country onto themselves with 2 Billion Users..but when the WhatsApp co-founder says enough is enough..we simple folks ought to take note as their stock seems to be stuck so far...

 



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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/22/2018 5:34:54 PM
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..and as humble "postscript" to what Sarah noted for the Community & Beyond, FYI:

 

Learn How to Strengthen Your Organization's Cybersecurity

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 and the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division invite you to a cybersecurity webinar on Wednesday, March 28. The webinar will feature two speakers. The first will provide an overview of incident response resources, hands-on technical assistance, and information sharing resources that are available from the Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C3) Voluntary Program. 

The second speaker will provide an overview of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), a global, non-profit organization consisting of 7,000+ members from throughout the banking, securities, and insurance industries. This segment will also illustrate how participants may connect the FS-ISAC trusted network to crisis planning, exercising, and response and recovery activities to their own organizations.

Title:  Learn How to Strengthen Your Organization's Cybersecurity

Date:  Wednesday, March 28

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

How to Join the Webinar:


We hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday, March 28!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/23/2018 4:12:36 PM
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@afwriter - I feel pretty confident that you are exactly right. Even the current news is barely registering as a blip on the radar screen of the news media. I'd be curious (via Facebook poll of course) just how many people have even heard the story, much less even care. I honestly wasn't even fully aware of the story until earlier today. Prior to, I just wasn't really surprised. And doubt I'll ever be surprised that more of our personal information is being taken from Facebook than we ever truly realized. Or maybe we always realized it and just didn't care. One of the two. Either way, I'm certain 1984 will be gradual, and we'll passively agree to the entire process. 

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Michelle
Michelle
3/31/2018 10:08:17 PM
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That's a crazy one! I can't say it was surprising. There have been whispers about facebook's use of data for some time now.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/23/2018 12:20:24 PM
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Re: Security
As I look forward to our continued dialgoue as we bid farewell to Q1, I wanted to report on this interesting insight..and the interesting survey I hope the community will have a chance to reflect upon: 

Chertoff talks cyber risk. In part 2 of our 2-part interview, Chief Executive caught up with former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to talk about what CEOs and boards are missing when it comes to cybersecurity.

Cyber disconnect. CEOs and their chief technology officers disagree on what the most important cybersecurity risk threatening their organizations' success is, according to a new survey.
 



 

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Shaunn
Shaunn
3/19/2018 7:23:17 PM
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The Customer is Always Right
All this talk about bad security has really pulled the curtain on many companies in the industry. I remember when the thought process was "If we have a good thing, customers will want to give us money" but with all the security issues as of late it seems to have become more like "If we have a thing, customers will want to give us money".

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clrmoney
clrmoney
3/20/2018 10:18:45 AM
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Always Need Security
I think that security is very necessary for businesses and when you are using web sites online that can cause malware viruses. I'm sure that it will be very valuable to have security and advanced securtity at that because you need to always be prepared for anything.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/25/2018 3:25:12 PM
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Security
Security has been an issue since the Internet came into being, even before then, and, yet, somehow we still can't seem to get it right. Look at all the major retailers that have been hacked, including Target and many others. Security is also probably the top reason businesses were hesitant to move to the cloud.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/26/2018 3:53:00 PM
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What really stinks is that it's not like security has a concrete solution. The only thing any company can do is try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. As the article indicates it is important to remember the important of security even with all of these other exciting advancements. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/27/2018 2:44:23 AM
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It is up to us--no  one else--we have to be aware--and we have to understand how to protect ourselves.    It is easier said than done especially in light of the challenges we have to deal with--including hackings (and I have been a victim multiple times)...

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/27/2018 9:16:29 AM
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@mpouraryan  I also have been a victim of hacking but luckily not on my computer. My bank card was hacked at an ATM machine during the days when people were inserting devices into the machines to collect personal data. It wasn't a pleasant thing, however, the bank handled it very well for it being the early days of hacking.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/27/2018 9:23:13 AM
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@afwriter That's right. Companies need to be able to detect the signs before the breach actually occurs, not after. I feel companies brush security under the rug because they just don't have the properly trained staff to keep up with it.

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Michelle
Michelle
3/29/2018 1:36:49 PM
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So true! Actually securing systems and software takes a lot of work. Keeping things safe enough seems to be really difficult in the current climate. I don't envy the teams responsible for such projects. 

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