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Ctrox | 29 Jun 2010 | 1 comment

They may have lost their jobs due to the current economic downturn. Or maybe they’re just looking for better opportunities. Whatever the reason, there are an awful lot of people leaving their current positions these days.
And when they do leave, more often than not they’re taking something besides their personal items and an office supply or two. Increasingly, these employees are walking away with sensitive and confidential information.
According to a Ponemon Institute study conducted in 2009, 59% of employees who left or were asked to leave took company data with them. Moreover, 79% of these respondents admitted that their former employer did not permit them to leave with that data.
All of which raises the question: Are you doing everything you can to prevent former employees from taking company data?
This Tech Brief considers the implications of the Ponemon study and then discusses the steps...

Ctrox | 27 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

There’s an old saying in security circles: Once something’s popular, it’s only a matter of time before the bad guys show up. The latest example: Twitter, the wildly popular microblogging site that lets you know what your friends are doing.

First came the phishing scams. Phishing “tweets” arrived last year in the form of direct messages -- essentially private texts that only Twitter friends can send and only you can see. Typically the message would say something like “Hey, check out this funny blog about you” with a URL attached. The link directed you to a site that looks exactly like the Twitter log in, only the address is If you fell for the trap and logged in, your Twitter name and password were captured.

The solution, according to Twitter, is simple. Don’t log in. If you suspect that your profile has already...