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Held Hostage by a Dishonest Employee

I recently was involved in a case in which a company employee was discovered using a company credit card for personal reasons. This happens occasionally, and one would think that immediately terminating the dishonest employee would resolve the issue. But what happens when the employee is the one and only IT person for the company? Many companies have only one person …

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RMA Presents BYOD Policies at RTP CFO Forum

Chris Peterson and http://www.rmasecurity.com/about-rma/team-profiles/russell-w-gilmore/ presented BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): Issues and Implications for Companies at the September RTP CFO Forum. The program discussed security issues and considerations for companies when employees connect personal devices to the company network. What issues need to be considered to accommodate lawsuits, audits, and records requests? How can companies prepare for lost or stolen …

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Terminating an Employee and Company Data

Having to terminate an employee is never easy. To make the process even more difficult, consider the recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Courion which stated that 19% of employees age 18 to 34 would take company data with them if they knew they were about to be fired. Read the full story here. Depending on the …

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Security in the Office – A Checklist

How is your security? The following checklist illustrates the necessary aspects of security that must be addressed for a secure environment. Comply with and support your company’s safety and security program and regulations, and insist that others do the same. Protect wallets, keys, purses, and other personal valuables on the job. This especially includes smartphones and tablets. Challenge strangers in …

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NC companies’ secrets at risk, cyber terrorism experts say

In this day and age, sometimes it is difficult to discern truth from fiction. Greg Baker is an expert in the area of cyber terrorism and a leader in developing public/private relationships that work. In the later years of his career with the FBI, he was the face of InfraGard North Carolina. InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort …

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RMA Attends InfoSeCon

Rusty Gilmore attended the eighth annual Triangle InfoSeCon held at the McKimmon Center. Keynote speakers were Chris Nickerson, Lead Security Consultant at Lares, Stan Waddell, Executive Director and Information Security Officer at UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), and Lance Spitzner, Certified SANS Instructor and Founder of the Honeynet Project. The Raleigh ISSA Chapter fall conference is a great opportunity to …

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Apple Unique ID Numbers

Hackers have posted online the unique ID numbers for more than one million Apple devices. As claimed in news reports, the file was obtained through phishing. A hacker intercepted an email sent to several dozen FBI agents. In the header of the email were all of the agents’ email addresses. The hacker crafted emails that appeared to come from legitimate …

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Who is Monitoring You?

The last few years have brought about remarkable technologies in the way we communicate with one another. There are the old standbys – voice mail, email, and texting – but now people are using Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube just to name a few. These are all wonderful tools to communicate with others, but how secure are they? Nothing upsets me …