Posted on October 28th, 2011 No comments
Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Paper Division President Ranjit Baxi of U.K.-based J&H Sales International has expressed concern that, for quality reasons, European recovered fiber exports to China are coming under increasing pressure from material supplied by other regions of the world. If China were to cut back on its imports, Europe was likely to be “the first to suffer,” Baxi told attendees of the BIR Paper Division meeting in Munich in October. Third-quarter GDP growth in China was the slowest in two years, Baxi also noted, calling it proof that even the world’s main driver of demand for recovered fibre has not been immune to the latest economic crisis.
Posted on November 13th, 2009 No comments
On November 4, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (“OCABR”) announced final regulations (201 CMR 17.00) prescribing how entities owning or processing personal information of Massachusetts residents must protect that data. The final regulations and the technical changes that they include will take effect …
Posted on September 2nd, 2009 No comments
Bluegrass Community and Technical College data loss incident circa 2009-09-01
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A file containing students names and Social Security numbers reported missing
Posted on September 1st, 2009 No comments
Ten years ago, the National Security Agency (NSA) started up the Centers of Academic Excellence program to encourage stronger information assurance programs at colleges and universities. Initially, there were 7 designated CAE schools. Today, the ranks have swollen to over 100 CAE-designated schools, and information assurance professionals are much better prepared to tackle the cybersecurity challenges we face.
The CAE at 10: Interview with Dickie George of the NSA
Posted on July 23rd, 2009 No comments
The new PCI wireless guidelines are helpful, but it could have—should have—gone a few steps farther, opines PCI Columnist David Taylor. For example, one of the technical controls that was introduced with PCI DSS 1.2 is the wireless IDS/IPS.
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Clarifying, Somewhat, The PCI Wireless Security Standards
Posted on July 15th, 2009 No comments
Small business owners may be too ignorant to ever be PCI compliant. PCI Columnist David Taylor recently participated in a webinar, a live seminar and a survey all aimed at small business, and all part of separate efforts aimed at building awareness about the importance of PCI compliance to small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). In each case, the presenters were struggling, trying to figure out just how “basic” to be when explaining PCI compliance.Pretty darn basic, actually.
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“What’s an Acquirer?” And Other Noteworthy SME Questions