Identity Theft Expert; Are You Addicted to Information Insecurity?

Identity Theft Speaker Robert Siciliano Article here;Are You Addicted to Information Insecurity?

Ben Rothke writes a great article that ties in addiction and information Insecurity, thats IN-security. Face it, you may be an addict. You might have an addiction to something like sugar, nicotine, alcohol, sex, gambling, addicted emotionally to another person , or even carbohydrates. Try not eating a baked flour based food for a few days and you’ll go through withdrawals. Ben states, and we all know that addictive activities produce beta-endorphins in the brain, which gives the person a feeling of being high. In this piece it seems that high is being connected to being lazy and taking the easy road. I think he makes the correlation.

At times we do take “pleasure” in in-action. We get a moment of “high” a sense of “relief”, and that is the beta-endorphins in the brain giving you a high five for in-action. But like any addiction it will eventually hurt you in one way or another.

We have been addicted to in-action. And we are fat and lazy and losing to the criminal hackers.

I often encounter people who just cant seem to get anything done. They are all addicted to in-action. And I see it in their personality’s in other areas of their lives. Organizations have to be responsible to not promote a culture of in-action addicts.
They must address security purely and organically with no additives or chemicals. They must systematically address each aspect of insecurity and execute strategic processes to avoid getting hit.

Consider criminal hackers disciplined, lean mean fighting machines that have no addictions (appease me) and thats what we are up against.

Here is another example of a long list of data breaches

Identity Theft Speaker Robert Siciliano on CNN 2/5/9 “Facebook Scams”

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Protection Expert is on CNN 7:24am and 8:44am EST (always subject to change). Updates all day on, Headlines News, CNN International and maybe 360.

Personal Security and Identity Theft Expert on E! THS Investigates: Dating Nightmares

Robert Siciliano featured on link; E! THS Investigates: Dating Nightmares

True Hollywood Stories Investigates probes the dark side of dating in all its forms – the cyber hook-ups, sexual secrets, swindling suitors, psychopathic Prince Charmings, and deranged stalkers.

Thursday, Feb 5 5:00 pm eastern

Roberts Internet Movie Database resume Here and Here

Identity Theft Expert; Are Legitimate Sites the Next Malware Threat?

Identity Theft Speaker Robert Siciliano Excellent article here; Are Legitimate Sites the Next Malware Threat?

Lax attention to critical security patches continues to provide criminal hackers the path of least resistance inside the walls of SMBs and large enterprise networks. Most of us are privy to fundamentals such as not opening attachments, updating anti-virus, securing wireless connections, avoiding P2P downloads and not spending any time in the bowels of the web.

Where many fail is routinely updating whats is outdated or flawed. Further, attention is often paid to functionality and to build-out of an application during development than to security. Consequences often include data breach and becoming part of a botnet.

Here is a Fox News video depicting a retailer who was “compliant” but still had 300 machines infected.

Identity Theft Expert; Data breaches continue to get more costly for businesses

Identity Theft Speaker Robert Siciliano Article here; Data breaches continue to get more costly for businesses

Ponemon Institute LLC is all the buzz this week after publishing a study showing the cost of a data breach has risen significantly. The study points to companies being hesitant to invest in security for numerous reasons that all point to costs associated with the investments.

Any company not doing what it takes to make the necessary investments in security will eventually be outed by the criminal hacker. Its not a matter of if, but when.

Study after study points towards organized webmobs attacking every aspect of information security from Application develoment to the Wild Wild Web.

Here is a clip from a Fox News piece about a google bug hack.

Identity Theft Speaker; Hold off the hackers by scanning credit

Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano Hold off the hackers by scanning credit, Boston Herald 2/1/9.

The financial meltdown has forced many to tighten the purse strings, and experts say it’s vital to keep a tighter grip on personal information. Identity thieves are lurking everywhere, and the tally of such thefts has jumped in recent years.

“With the downturn in the economy, along with hackers getting that much more sophisticated, you’re seeing a lot more desperate people, and hackers are taking advantage of that,” said Robert Siciliano, CEO of

Article here Hold off the hackers by scanning credit, Boston Herald

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