SHORT TAKES: GSA Data Breach; Military Mobile Healthcare; Online Banking Security; Zuckerberg on Facebook Mail
Data Breach Sends GSA Employees on Alert
A GSA employee sent the names and social security numbers of the agency’s entire staff to a private email address. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the GSA apologized to its employees for the incident and is paying for employees to enroll in a one-year program to monitor their credit reports, along with up to $25,000 USD in identity theft insurance coverage. The GSA says that the employee sent the file accidentally.
Wounded Military Benefit from Mobile Healthcare
Following the completion of a one-year pilot program using Diversinet’s MobiSecure Health platform, the U.S. Army is expanding its mCare telehealth-outreach program for members of the military recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other wounds. The Army hopes to hasten the recovery and track the progress of as many as 10,000 patients who return home or to community-based transition units following initial recuperation in military medical facilities. The application lets users store all of their essential healthcare information on their mobile phones, and securely send and receive healthcare-related messages.
Safety Concerns Limit Online Banking
A recent survey shows that 1 in 3 people don’t use online banking because they are concerned with safety, and that almost 50 percent are wary of online banking. Source: Avira
- 20.5 percent - I feel secure in my online banking.
- 48.5 percent - I do online banking, but I’m concerned about the increase of Internet crime.
- 31 percent - I never do online banking, due to security concerns. Instead, I go to the bank.
“This is not an email killer. This is a messaging system that includes email as one part of it. We don’t expect anyone to wake up tomorrow and say, ‘I’m going to shut down my Yahoo Mail or Gmail account, and switch to Facebook.’”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the company’s recent announcement of a new service intended to unify email, instant messaging, text messaging and its existing message system in a “social inbox,” intended to be a hub for all its users’ online communications.
- IT Security
- Internet Privacy
- Messaging Security
- Email Security
- Mobile Security
- Internet Security
- Cloud Security
- Information Security
- Internet Privacy
- Privacy Protection
- Email Encryption
- Data Breach Protection
- Spam Filtering
- Virus Protection
- Botnet Detection
- Internet Worm Protection
- Social Business
- Managed IT Services
- Mobile Devices
- Disaster Management