Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hacking

How secure is you department data network?  How secure is your city data network?  One tactic in use now by criminals, terrorists, anarchists, and foreign governments are now using against organizations in the United States is to hack their data networks.

Do you want criminals to have your home address?  Your HR department has that information, along with the dependents listed on your health insurance coverage.  How would your wife like to receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from your department saying you were killed in the line of duty?  That's one of the things criminals can do with this information to harass you.

If they have your home address they can shoot at your home, or your family as you come and go.  They can vandalize or even burn down your house.  They can plant a bomb in your car to blow up when you start your vehicle.  Most local agencies have poor data security and most city governments are even worse.  Many experts recommend passwords for your computer that are at least 11 characters and even more is better.  How many of you have 1234 as your password?  Computer hacking is changing crime; that's what the SGT Says.

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