Le gouvernement britannique, dans le cadre de son initiative National Cyber Security Strategy, s'apprête à imposer des mesures de cyber-sécurité aux entreprises privées désireuses de faire affaire avec le secteur public.
Show of hands: How many of you have sat in front of a computer and typed your name into a web browser? Don’t be shy. You can admit it. With so much access in so many places, who could blame you for wanting to know where and in what context your name appears online?
The practice has been dubbed “ego surfing,” but as this Backgroundcheck.org infographic posted to online tech site MakeUseOf shows us, searching for one’s name on the web is also a lesson in self preservation — one students and teachers should heed if they want to keep their reputations, and their online identities, intact. Do yourself a solid and take five minutes to complete the Google Yourself Challenge. What you find about yourself might surprise you.
The usual complaints about modern-era Big Brothers tend to be targeted at initiatives to place more surveillance cameras in various locations. Then of course there is the monitoring of our activities on the Internet by governments, ISPs and organizations with their own agendas.
Today, however, something completely different is happening, and surprisingly few red flags have been raised. We, the collective, are providing the raw surveillance data. We, not some dystopian state, are becoming the ones who monitor.
- Les entreprises qui exploitent des systèmes informatiques industriels n’ont « pas le choix » : elles doivent vérifier l’isolation de ces réseaux vis-à-vis d’Internet et si celle-ci n’est pas parfaite, les déconnecter purement et simplement.
- Pour les éditeurs de solutions industrielles, il est « presque criminel » de ne pas respecter des règles élémentaires de sécurité dans leurs produits (placer des mots de passe par défaut en dur, par exemple).
Girls Around Me is an app you should download to teach the people you care about that privacy issues are real, that social networks like Facebook and Foursquare expose you and the ones you love, and that if you do not know exactly how much you are sharing, you are as easily preyed upon as if you were naked. I can think of no better way to get a person to realize that they should understand their Facebook privacy settings then pulling out this app.