Bruce Schneier Data and Goliath

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We, at PAOGA, are not anti Social Networking and we use it a lot. However, like Bruce Schneier in Data and Goliath, we believe that there are many times and many reasons, for organisations and individuals, when privacy and security are appropriate. We recognised the imbalance on the internet some years ago and developed the […]

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The Cost of Data Breaches

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This is a brief extract from the White Paper published by Osterman Research which is available to download here Dealing with Data Breaches and Data Loss Prevention The costs associated with a data breach can be enormous. Aside from the long term impacts that include lost revenue, CEO and CIO firings, bad publicity, expensive remediation […]

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There is a problem, but there are solutions.

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Ctrl-Shift report that: Not that long ago it was a trickle. Now it’s becoming a flood. Research after research, white paper after white paper all have the same underlying message. It goes something like this – “Hey! There’s a problem with the way organisations collect and use personal data! The sooner they deal with it, […]

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Whistle-blower Snowden – Hero or Villain?

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You would think that someone revealing that an organisation is acting illegally, immorally or even inefficiently would, if proven to be correct, be applauded and even rewarded. Not so, it seems that they deserve to be vilified, victimised or even arrested for pointing out such shortcomings whether they be inefficiencies in the NHS or abuse […]

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“When we get hacked we’ll do something about it”

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There are constant reports of customers personal information being hacked by, what seems to be, international organised criminal groups. A recent data breach in the US, reported by re/code, exposed patient records. Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, most of them in rural communities, said today that it suffered a data breach […]

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Data breaches within the Legal Profession

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Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said: “The number of breaches reported by barristers and solicitors may not seem that high, but given the sensitive information they handle, and the fact that it is often held in paper files rather than secured by any sort of encryption, that number is troubling. It is important that we sound […]

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