Tuesday, May 30, 2006

TECHNOLOGY AND DATA SECURITY -- "Browsing a government Web site, he pulled up a local divorce document listing the parties' names, addresses and bank account numbers, along with scans of their signatures. With a common software program and some check stationery, the document provided all he needed to print checks in his victims' names — and it was all made available, with some fanfare, by the county recorder's office. The site had thousands of them."

More needs to be done to recognize that data security must keep up with technological development. There must be a shift in how the way we think about technogical development to ensure greater emphasis on data security.