Archive for Passwords & Security

Information and security – the basics haven’t changed

We still use the term Information Technology, or just IT, but what is more complex – managing information or managing technology?  In my estimation, technology is now just a commodity, and managing “Technology” is not rocket science. Information, or more directly managing, securing, and controlling Information, is becoming increasingly more complex.

Going back before the computer age, enterprises operated without much automated technology, but they did use information. Getting back to basics, there have always been business processes, and every business process is in some way tied to information.  Business, or the enterprise has always been in the simplest of terms, tied to business processes that drive services provided to clients, employees, and other stakeholders. No matter how you look at it, every business process is tied to information in one way or another.

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It’s your password: it’s your information. Who can you trust?

In the first weeks of June 2012 both LinkedIn and eHarmony were hit with a security breach exposing as many as 8 million passwords.  There is some irony in that one site contains professional and business information, while the other holds intimate personal information.  Now whoever said business and love can’t mix?

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