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Month: July 2016

Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling

I believe that the journey to a more private life begins with a person evaluates why privacy matters to them.  If you are a law enforcement officer, there are a multitude of reasons to reduce the amount of personal information that is available about your online.  Your safety and the safety of your family are at the forefront of this discussion.  During your career you may also become juicy target for the media, identity thieves, or organized crime.  A victim…

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

One of the questions that I am asked most often by people who are interested in their online privacy is, “how can I delete my information”.  Law Enforcement colleagues who are seeking to improve their “digital officer safety”, will ask which website they can visit to accomplish this.  Many people are looking for the simple, free, one stop shop solution, that can delete their existing information from online databases, and keep them under the radar from that point forward.  They…

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Data Privacy – A Threat To Law Enforcement

Data Privacy – A Threat To Law Enforcement

DIGITAL OFFICER SAFETY: Connecting the dots…“All it takes is the right person to put it all together for devastating effect.” You may not feel like you are a juicy target for a hacker right now.  You keep a low profile, you don’t overstep your authority or even speak to the media (someone of higher rank can always do that).  Why would a hacker, or a bad guy target you?  Well, today you may be clocking in and clocking out routinely…but…

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30 Day Challenge w/ Justin Carroll

30 Day Challenge w/ Justin Carroll

Justin Carroll at Operational-Secutity.com put together an incredibly useful and easy to follow guide for setting up and improving many aspects of your secure digital life.  This comprehensive guide is one of the best I have seen and certainly a must read.  Justin blogs about security and privacy issues frequently at his website and I recommend bookmarking his content for regular visits.   He is a true professional, who always enjoys feedback and questions, and has been a mentor to…

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States Protecting Law Enforcement

States Protecting Law Enforcement

Currently there are four states that have specific laws that protect law enforcement officers and government officials and enable them to request their personal information be removed from public information databases. Citing these specific code sections when writing letters to data brokers and sending removal requests to websites where your information is posted, will help the information disappear in a more timely manner.  It has been my experience that most companies, regardless of where they are located, will promptly remove…

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