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Secure information destruction

Published on 10 April, 2013 - 11:26 by annieboulanger good practices, information destruction, information security, information security awareness, security, training, Other
By Patrick Paradis, Information Security AdvisorWhat is the value of the information stored on your computer equipment or paper documents? What would the impacts be if your personal or confidential information fell into the wrong hands (e.g. financial loss, loss of image / reputation, regulatory or legal non-compliance)?Can you be certain that a proper destruction method was used on the information (whether in digital or paper form) to ensure that it is completely destroyed prior to disposal or...

Measuring Security Awareness Training on a budget

Published on 19 June, 2009 - 12:21 by Terranova awareness, measurement, posters, reinforcement, security, training, training tools, videos, News
Rolling out a large Information Security Awareness Training Program can be an incredibly daunting task. Especially, if you have to ensure that your efforts are measurable in order to meet industry standards or adhere to legislation. Let’s face it, you can’t measure the number of times employees look at the security awareness posters you just put up in the coffee room or in the elevator and how the heck do you measure the impact of a banner on the company intranet? Did it really change the...

To tweet or not to tweet

Published on 4 June, 2009 - 22:47 by Terranova security, Security Awareness, social engineering, social media, News
For anyone out there experimenting with Twitter, you are probably aware that with so few characters to use to tweet, you eventually need to look at using a Short URL service to direct your followers to what you want them to read or see.These Short URL services are great and guess what... they are free!  This seems great until you start thinking about potential security risks.  For companies with employees that are sneaking in a few tweets a day at work, those security issues could become a big...

A changing workforce requires a new approach

Published on 29 May, 2009 - 09:01 by Terranova contract workers, policy, security, Security Awareness, testing, News
The business world is rapidly changing. The way we conduct business will continue to evolve. The younger workforce graduating will be accustomed to working on a contractual and evolving basis without having the regular work hours the past generation was used to or the loyalty to a company that past generations had. Outsourcing and contract workers will become the norm as businesses adjust to the growing global demands of its clients and as new and changing skill sets are demanded and required...