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another-plug-for-strong-authentication

A great analogy: strong authentication is like Penicillin for your network security

are-companies-under-reporting-breaches

A while back, I read in Brian Krebs' blog that "colleges and universities were more than twice as likely to report a breach as any other entity, followed by government agencies (17 percent) and businesses (15 percent)." (Emphasis mine.). A well-worded sentence that got me to wondering if significant under-reporting occuring.

how-much-to-spend-on-information-security-no-more


I have just finished reading Gordon &Loeb's Managing Cybersecurity Resources: A Cost-Benefit Analysis and I highly recommend it for information security professionals seeking to learn more about the economics of information security.

telework-promoted-to-cut-gas-costs

According to a recent study, federal workers could save $55 on monthly fuel costs.

The online-based telework promoting organization figured that current fuel prices cost typical GS-7, Step 5 federal employees $138.80 a month, nearly 7 percent of their after-tax income. The organization's study, titled "Gas Fuels Telework," is based on a survey of 3,500 federal employees registered with the Telework Exchange Web site.
If you've been in DC area traffic, then you know that anything that gets cars off the roads is a good thing.

in-omoha-call-911-on-smokers

Via Overlawyered.com:
In Omaha, which recently enacted a restaurant smoking ban, authorities are urging vigilant citizens who notice illicit smoking to call 911 to summon a police response. The local emergency coordinator has objected, saying 911 calls over smoking could overwhelm the system and distract dispatchers from more dire emergencies, but the police department says it is sticking by its advisory.

or perhaps, you could just ask the person not to smoke. Then, if you get your ass kicked, call the police.

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