l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2009 Dec 17 16:35

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Legal Ethics Tech Question
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Legal Ethics Tech Question


Bob Scofield wrote:
> I'm studying everyone's responses, and checking some stuff out on the 
> Internet.  I'm leaning toward buying a commercial disk encryption program and 
> a firewall.  I can now see that my laptop should be encrypted regardless of 
> whether I am using a wireless connection.

	I'm glad to see you are planning on taking steps to protect your
	client data on your laptop.

	Now let me throw a few more things to think about:

	What about the clients data in your office. Are you protecting
	your client data there? Is it encrypted?

	What happens if someone breaks into your office and steal your
	firms computers?

	Do you use an outside person or firm to repair your firms
	computers? Have you heard of the news where a chain store
	employee copied personal pictures of the family and put them
	up on the Internet? Why was the employee looking through the
	file system?

	Who does the cleaning of the building? Have their background
	been checked by *your* firm? If not, why not?

	How about your home? Do you have any client data on your home

	What have you done with your old computers? How about their
	hard drives?
<personal note>
A friend of mine was over in Napa when another person dropped off their
computer for recycling. My friend asked if he could have the computer
instead. He came away with the computer and we found the hard drive
was NOT wripped clean of data. My friend (against my objections) spent
time looking at the data on the hard drive. After about 15 minutes I was
able to get him to wipe the drive.
</personal note>

	One of the newer laws requires a company to notify ALL of their
	clients if their data is obtained by anyone outside the company.
> I appreciate people responding to a legal ethics question that they otherwise 
> would not be interested in.  So a specific "Thank You" to Tony, Alex, Bill 
> Broadley, and Brian.

	You are more then welcome. Security is an area which a lot of
	people do not think about.

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.