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astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office Jul 28 2006 03:10PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com) (1 replies)
Re: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office Jul 31 2006 10:00AM
Marios A. Spinthiras (mario netway com cy) (1 replies)
Re: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office Jul 31 2006 11:27PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com) (1 replies)
Greetings Mario,

The point of my post is that this is a real case of security being breached,
and not by any kind of computer hacking, but through simple physical
stealing or "forgetfullness".

Whether this is becomming a trend, or that information security media is
reporting on it more often than before is a different story.

My local news in the Los Angeles area, does NOT carry any of this
information in the local TV media to my knowledge, if it does, it is late at
night when most people are asleep anyway.

To the point though, laptops are being stolen from big companies. Big
companies should be more careful with where they leave their laptops. When
I'm not using my laptop, I ALWAYS keep it so close to me, it was touching
me, I never leave it out of my sight, or feeling.

I subscribe to the theory that people are the weakest link in security, but
they can also be the strongest if properly screened, trained, informed, and
trained again. It's a lot like a garden, it is not all of a sudden done and
then perfected, but tended to and maintained. And if it is a great garden,
then each piece will complement and care for the other. There are a lot of
good concepts out there for security, but for some reason, big business
doesn't seem to be getting the picture.

If my posting brings realization of that to subscribers from other big
businesses, or re-affirms the security policies of other businesses, than I
think I have made my point.

Thanks,

Daniel

>From: "Marios A. Spinthiras" <mario (at) netway.com (dot) cy [email concealed]>
>To: <realcases (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]>
>Subject: Re: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:00:08 +0300

>Daniel,
>
>Whats the point of your post? Id like to think its with regards to security
>breaches in terms of the weakest link - human beings? If so.. please reply
>back. I do have my two pence concerning the possible issue you have brought
>up with this case...
>
>Thanks,
>
>Marios A. Spinthiras
>NetWay Ltd
>Nicosia, Cyprus
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Jimenez" <dgj1menez (at) hotmail (dot) com [email concealed]>
>To: <realcases (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]>
>Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 6:10 PM
>Subject: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office
>
>
>>Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office
>>Published 18:20:00 25.07.2006
>>
>>Tack on another case in what seems to be an epidemic of laptop thefts and
>>losses: Wolters Kluwer, a Dutch business information publisher, earlier
>>this month informed U.S. employees that a laptop with data on 8,500
>>current and former workers was stolen from a payroll department office
>>over Memorial Day weekend.In a letter dated July 11, Mark Sherman, chief
>>human-resources officer of Wolters Kluwer in North America, said the
>>company discovered on May 29 that a laptop and docking station had been
>>taken from a locked, private office in Torrance, Calif., a suburb of Los
>>Angeles.
>>
>>http://www.astalavista.com/?section=news&cmd=details&newsid=2481
>>or
>>http://tinyurl.com/erskk
>>
>>Daniel Jimenez
>>
>>
>

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Re: astalavista.com: Laptop Lifted from Data Provider's Office Aug 01 2006 06:00AM
Marios A. Spinthiras (mario netway com cy)


 

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