How to keep your online data protected

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, How to keep your online data protected, to share important safety information during National Cyber Security Awareness Month:

Statistically, most cyber security issues originate from end-user activity. In fact, nearly seventy-five percent of all reviewed security breaches began as the result of end-user action.

The statistics do not surprise most security practitioners. After all, currently, end-users are the dominant consumer of electronic resources – people deploy, configure and use the devices. The machines aren’t running everything, yet.

We end-users make mistakes. Those statistics include IT professionals and everyday users. Often IT professionals lack adequate skills and training. Perhaps they exhibited some talent or aptitude and became the “go-to computer person”. Clever use of modern technology is no substitute for proper training. Nearly one-third of all security breaches were the result of poor IT configuration and management, according to an annual IBM cyber security study. Have confidence in your IT resources. If a search engine is your technician’s preferred tool, perhaps looking elsewhere is appropriate.

Related News: Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails & Descriptions Of Friends’ Private Videos

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails & Descriptions Of Friends’ Private Videos.

Unfortunately, those controls haven’t been working as they should: for the last week it’s been possible to see a full listing of your friends’ Facebook videos, including the name, thumbnail, description, and people tagged in each clip — regardless of whether or not you were supposed to have access to the videos.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Ex-pastor sentenced in Alabama child porn case

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Ex-pastor sentenced in Alabama child porn case.

Cannon pleaded guilty in April to possession and distribution of child pornography. He admitted he posted child pornography on various Facebook profiles, using his own and fake names. Court records indicated that Cannon used 13 phony accounts.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Man poses on Facebook as Virginia college coed

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WTVR in Virginia published an article titled Police: Man poses on Facebook as Virginia college coed, contacts teenage boys for porn and sex.

Investigators say a 42-year-old Virginia man pretended he was a 19-year-old University of Virginia college coed and asked teenage boys on Facebook to send him naked pictures.

Source: WTVR