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This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
06
Oct
2016

BCDR Series: The intersection of Incident Response and Business Continuity

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When most people think of Continuity, they think of bringing a business back online after a fire or a flood. They think of the chemical explosion in West Texas or the businesses destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. They think about the traditional, “smoking crater” scenarios. As such, responsibility for Continuity planning is typically held in a

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25
Aug
2016

So You’re Going Back to School – Can You Pass the Identity Security Test?

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With summer coming to an end, college students are preparing for the new school year to start. In our ever connected world, access to a computer or smartphone is more or less mandatory considering that professors upload practically all assignments online. While the majority of students have access to these devices, college aged students aren’t

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05
Aug
2016

Hacking Hillary: Recent Breaches against Democratic Political Groups

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A recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails cast a long shadow over the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia last week, causing embarrassment to the party and tension among its leaders. In the aftermath, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign. However, before the dust had even settled yet, another incident began

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14
Mar
2016

Electronic Voting for the 21st Century

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With the election year ahead it behooves us to take a look at the security of our voting systems and consider new technologies to make voting more accessible. Emerging technologies such as internet voting and mobile voting could help open elections to more people and encourage greater turnout. Both new and existing technologies pose concerns

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09
Feb
2016

Tips to Keep You Safe While Surfing the Interwebs

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In recent years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online community. What began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project back in 2004 has grown far beyond its geographic zone and is now being celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. Each year SID aims to raise awareness of evolving

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