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Korean Data Theft Shows City Risks

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/27/2014 1:20:44 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: Chung is right
I agree, but as identity theft grow people should suffer consequences. I like this blog and many checks and balances need to be put in place.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/27/2014 9:48:44 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Chung is right
We'll see, I suppose. Finding those responsible may prove complex. The underworld of stolen data is enormous, a dark value chain that covers the globe.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/26/2014 5:45:05 PM
User Rank Burgher
Chung is right
Chung Hong-Won has promised significant punishments for those found to be responsible....the thief and the purchasers of the data. One thinks twice if the punishment is harsh.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/26/2014 5:39:12 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: Smart City Security
This is why Enron happened and Authur Anderson went out of business. The beginning of regulation with Sarbanes Oxly in the United States is a result.

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
1/24/2014 9:55:19 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Security
Good grief - for all the massive amounts of digital intelligence supposedly engineered into our data-management and security systems, one bad apple with a nefarious idea can work steadily and out of sight the pull off a heist like this. 

DC had a similar story a few years back - when a city employee figured out a simple way to make out checks to herself, family and friends and somehow skim $48 MILLION over a number of years. Harriette Walters is in prison now and will be expected to pay back that sum. 

Where is the oversight? Where are the checks and balances? How does one smart and devious person override an entire system affecting millions and millions of people? 

stotheco
stotheco  
1/24/2014 2:25:16 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Smart City Security
When you speak of breaking up administration, that would probably be into several departments, with some specializing in certain functions, am I correct? It sounds like a good idea on paper but it might not bode very well in actual practice. There's additional manpower to consider, for one.

stotheco
stotheco  
1/24/2014 2:24:20 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Security
I agree with you, Mary. To expect each agency or organization involved in the chain to do their jobs would probably be wishful thinking. It only takes one, you have to keep that point in mind. So if fifty others do their jobs but one slacks off, well, that's a weak link in the chain for hackers to pounce on.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/22/2014 10:06:22 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Security
Security is a responsibility at all levels, it seems, @PostSandy. Unless every agency or point on the value chain is doing its job, there is the likelihood of giving openings to miscreants.

Creating simpler but stronger security might reduce the burden on one point in the chain, but it would increase the "single point of failure." Hopefully, the risks of exposure at that single point wouldn't be as great as implementing the simpler but stronger new solution.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/22/2014 10:03:42 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Smart City Security
Interesting thoughts, @jshuler. When you talk about breaking administration into pieces, what do you mean specifically?

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
1/22/2014 9:21:02 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Security
We the People can only make sure that we are vigilant against this type of theft. We can monitor our credit, use cash where and when we are able to, check out credit card and bank statements daily (if possibly) and we can and should shop a our local stores. Not big brand name stores but local shops.

as for the Bureaus, the regulatory bodies need to keep an eye of things, the governments cant be trusted 100% to provide all the security needed, nor can they unless they take 100% control of the people like North Korea.

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