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DHagar
DHagar
10/19/2017 5:27:00 PM
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"After we release you, you have to give the secret password OR we have to kill you!" - A sign of today's security.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/19/2017 5:30:24 PM
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"This is a virtual security - when we close the door the ever changing password appears - you have 30 seconds to enter.  Then to log in again, we require your birth certificate and your new password will be issued."

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DHagar
DHagar
10/19/2017 5:32:14 PM
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@Mike,  what a terrible experience!  Spooky I am sure until you resolved it!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/22/2017 4:07:22 PM
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The need to be ever so aware and vigilant is even more critical--It seems, though, that we are never ever safe no matter how hard we tried.    It can get irritating--right? 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/23/2017 7:25:01 PM
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@mpouraryan, yes sir.  Absolutely!

Good fences make good neighbors!

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/25/2017 2:47:52 PM
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The old professor in me can't resist pointing out that "Good fences make good neighbors" is from the Robert Frost poem Mending Wall, in which Robert Frost depicts his neighbor as being a primitive caveman for believing that. Then he depicts himself as unperceptive for not realizing that although the fence doesn't make him and his neighbor into good neighbors, repairing the fence does. It's sort of an infinite regress of mutual error ... which, of course, the fence doesn't actually do anything for, except that only because they build the fence do they ever perceive and fail to address it ... mirrors facing mirrors facing mirrors ...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/25/2017 2:55:32 PM
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@John: One of my favorite poems -- although my favorite from that same collection ("North of Boston") is "The Generations of Men".

FWIW, I've always tended to interpret "Mending Wall" such that the narrator gradually realizes -- and wants the neighbor to admit -- that the neighbor himself is wrecking the stone wall every year. But perhaps I overinterpret. (I wouldn't be the first to do so w/ Frost's poetry.)

More directly on the subject at hand, your point about the poem reminds me of the one-off security issues that occur with digital-transformation initiatives and other IT projects. They may (or may not) be a technological improvement that can and should lead to better security, but the complexity factors and/or change-management/culture factors can lead to a net negative for security (at least in the short term) -- and those factors, indirect as they may be, are just as relevant to assessing outcomes and ROI.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/25/2017 5:14:20 PM
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@JoeS - fascinating reflection on the poem and the meaning, in addition to the security issues in the industry.

I find interesting the effectiveness, however we analyze it, in the fences and the "sense of security" it provides neighbors - real or imagined!

Your thinking is much deeper than cartoons alone - great critical thinking!

Regarding the security with IT - I believe this moves us to recognition of the true impact of the individuals and the organiztion culture, as much as the capabilities of the technology itself.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/25/2017 9:54:13 PM
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Joe, well, Risk=Loss*Probabilty, which is why when losses get near-infinite (for example that the whole corporate data resource might be lifted. erased, or corrupted in a single brief breach) and probabilities non-zero but arbitrarily small, it's pretty hard to formulate any rational course of action. Some security transitions are like that; there will be a stable period in which the conditions are the ones under which no loss has occurred (yet), followed by a stable period in which the probability will actually be lower, and using simple discounting, you can figure out when it will have paid for itself. But in that brief transition, the estimates of the probability are very highly uncertain, and it's pretty hard to prove that they won't be high (as intuition suggests), and if the loss is big enough ... you can decide never to take the step. Not unlike stepping over a two-foot gap between a cliff and a stone pillar, with a thousand foot drop all around.

Thus does calculus make cowards of us all.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/26/2017 9:44:10 AM
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> Not unlike stepping over a two-foot gap between a cliff and a stone pillar, with a thousand foot drop all around.

> Thus does calculus make cowards of us all.


This is probably the best analogy/explanation of risk management and business change I've ever seen.

Of course, with risk and uncertainty like that, I would think you'd want it to do a heck of a lot more than pay for itself.

In that sense, it's like being the kid on the playground who asks the other kids, "How much will you pay me if I [tremendously dangerous and/or disgusting stunt]?"

(Yours is still better.)

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DHagar
DHagar
10/25/2017 5:10:36 PM
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@JohnBarnes, fascinating, Professor!  Great background and insight - thanks for sharing!

What's amazing when you get to the end of the hall of mirrors is that it works - which is another entire discovery and lecture I am sure - about our sense of reality!

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/25/2017 9:42:09 PM
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DHagar, The ancient Greeks figured out that an infinite series could have a finite sum but had a real hard time accepting that (that's what Xeno's Paradox of Motion was all about); thousands of years later medieval and even Renaissance Christian scholars struggled with the same idea. It's not intuitive -- but it works. And learning to trust what works is one of humanity's major accomplishments.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2017 6:01:29 PM
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@JohnBarnes, fascinating!  There you go, we either trust what we know (which is based on our experience and senses) or we learn to rely on proven methodologies that enable us to find new solutions that are better suited to solving new variables and problem mixes.

Thanks!  I am ready to sign up for your class!

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DHagar
DHagar
10/19/2017 5:33:47 PM
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"This highly pressurized chamber reads your ID chip - embedded in your arm - verifies identity and provides security clearance."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 9:33:51 AM
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"He claims it's to enhance security, but he's telling his friends that he's the only one with a private office."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 9:35:32 AM
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"They're experimenting with a secuirty safe. Whoever can work the longest in it with the door closed without fainting from lack of air will be assigned to it permanently."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 9:48:21 AM
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"I don't know about security; it looks like a corporate form of solitary confinement."

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DHagar
DHagar
10/20/2017 3:24:28 PM
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@Ariella, good one!

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 3:35:07 PM
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Thanks, @Dhagar!

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afwriter
afwriter
10/20/2017 10:02:24 AM
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AF1
"Did anyone tell him that this won't protect him from viruses?"

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afwriter
afwriter
10/20/2017 10:03:40 AM
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AF2
They all laughed at Larry, but he was the only one ready for the robot uprising.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 11:59:21 AM
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js1
"I told him to be careful about getting locked in to a single vendor."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:04:15 PM
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js2
"They got you with the noncompete clause, huh?"

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:06:18 PM
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js3
"Gerald, we know you're looking at porn at work."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:08:32 PM
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js4
"Tim, can you get back on Slack? I need to send you a message."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:12:11 PM
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js5
"When they said employees were their most valuable assets, I didn't think they were this serious."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 3:36:39 PM
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@ Joe I like the one about valuable assets. They tend to say that shortly before they announce downsizing. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:13:56 PM
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js6
"It's either this or encryption."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:17:15 PM
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js7
"I found our security gap."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:18:19 PM
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js8
"I think your air gap is missing some air holes."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:20:11 PM
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js9
"Dammit, Fred, we know you got a raise. Do you have to rub it in every time you do your online banking?"

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:26:31 PM
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js10
"We have to leave it open. If we make it too secure, then we have an accessibility problem."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/20/2017 12:28:01 PM
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js11
"Maybe I don't want an office..."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/20/2017 3:35:52 PM
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Caption Contest
"On casual Fridays, he's allowed to leave the door open...."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 3:39:12 PM
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"When they say lockdown, they mean it literally."

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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 3:42:08 PM
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Actually, this reminds me of the video about the Disney Vault 



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Ariella
Ariella
10/20/2017 4:22:08 PM
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"I think he misunderstood the instructions to keep the work safe as doing work in the safe." 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/20/2017 3:44:35 PM
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"He locked himself out by accident last week, so now he just leaves the door open...."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:05:17 PM
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"It looks impressive, but the guy is an idiot. The combination is 1234 -- the same as his luggage."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:13:20 PM
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"If this is the alternative to the open office trend, I'm not sure I like it."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:16:09 PM
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"Unfortunately, he has to keep the door open in order to connect to our WiFi network..."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:24:08 PM
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"It's supposed to be a Faraday cage, so he has to open the door to get any personal calls on his cell phone."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:26:31 PM
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"He told me he got this setup so no one would take his red stapler."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:29:11 PM
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"Actually, the boss just installed it so he can't sneak out early before 5pm..."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:32:35 PM
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"Fake it until you make it seems to be the motto of our security division."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:36:37 PM
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"There was only enough left in the budget for one. Thank god"

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:38:01 PM
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"We installed it because this guy is worse than Harvey Weinstein..."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:40:30 PM
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"The lock is on a timer... but it doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:43:31 PM
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"If he closed the door all the time, he'd probably pass out from the smell of his own body odor."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:44:41 PM
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"This is what you get here if you lose a 'safe bet' with the boss."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:46:07 PM
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"This is a really elaborate Halloween costume!"

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:49:45 PM
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"They say give it some time to grow on you... but I'm not volunteering to be next."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:53:26 PM
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"The last data breach came from his station, but I don't think this kind of security does anything..."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/3/2017 9:55:21 PM
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"Job security is just a metaphor around here."

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Michelle
Michelle
11/5/2017 5:02:04 PM
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The security around here is as good as those dummy cameras thye use at the main street bank.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/20/2017 11:08:36 PM
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Caption Contest
"Bless me Father for I have sinned. It's been since before computers since my last confession."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/20/2017 11:26:44 PM
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Caption Contest
"This guy really has a different take on working in a cubicle."

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/21/2017 3:24:59 PM
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Caption Contest
"Jim went to that new place for lunch again..."

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/21/2017 3:50:01 PM
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Caption Contest
"You know just the other day he was saying passwords aren't enough"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/21/2017 3:57:09 PM
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Caption Contest
"...and then they're gonna dig it up and look inside to see what IT work was like three years ago"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/21/2017 3:58:31 PM
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Caption Contest
"Fred's been feeling insecure lately"

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freehe
freehe
10/21/2017 4:57:44 PM
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Caption Contest
"Tim, is there something you want to talk to us about?"

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freehe
freehe
10/21/2017 4:58:35 PM
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Caption Content
"Bob seen any good movies lately?"

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freehe
freehe
10/21/2017 5:00:12 PM
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Caption Contest
"John, I see you got a new door. Looks great but I don't think it will help us with the security breach."

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/22/2017 4:05:59 PM
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What do you think this is--a Bank?   Get real.....

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/22/2017 4:20:13 PM
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js12
"I know, Phil, but don't you think some training would also help with job security?"

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/22/2017 4:25:11 PM
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Training has to be a"Lifelong" Commitment--don't take it lightly :) :) 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/24/2017 9:41:13 AM
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Caption Contest
"CIO, my a--. This is his idea of a secure system?"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/24/2017 9:43:02 AM
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Caption Contest
"Wanna head out to Starbucks while this guy tries to figure out how to use Facebook?"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/24/2017 10:35:11 AM
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Cartoon Caption
"Boy, talk about an unconventional way of keeping your passwords safe. He could have just used Snowden's idea and put a towel over his head!"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/24/2017 11:04:33 AM
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Caption Contest
"When it comes to security, always go with the safest option."

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/24/2017 11:06:02 AM
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Caption Contest
"I knew Bill had a higher salary"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/24/2017 11:11:36 AM
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"That door is only open if there's been a security breach..."

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/24/2017 6:22:51 PM
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"Told you I could crack it"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/25/2017 10:19:01 AM
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Caption Contest
"It's really kind of a religious experience for him."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/25/2017 10:20:41 AM
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"I don't know about you, Frank, but I feel a little marginalized."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/25/2017 10:23:35 AM
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"Well, he's promised an 'open workspace' to all the Millennials he's trying to attract to this place."

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/25/2017 9:59:18 PM
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Well, duh. We have a secure backup for everything. After the project's over we'll let him go home, so for his sake if not your own, hurry up.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/26/2017 1:47:33 PM
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js13
"We can't win. We just got cited for OSHA violations."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/26/2017 2:04:03 PM
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js14
"If this is how you look for new jobs on Vault, you may as well be using GlassDoor."

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Michelle
Michelle
10/26/2017 3:33:58 PM
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not-a-caption
Mike -- I think I need to learn more about your cyber criminal encounter. I'm intrigued. Why did this woman buy stuff for the card holders?? Isn't that a really easy way to get caught?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
10/26/2017 3:46:40 PM
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@michelle, the whole thing was weird. It was a bummer that police knew who this person was, where she lived, and did nothing. The worst was the continued home business phone calls. The second time we had an ID theft issue was much more advanced and harder to stop. 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2017 6:03:12 PM
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@Mike, how spooky!  You are now a "certified expert" - they should put you on retainer as a consultant for security issues!

Glad you finally solved it.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/13/2017 1:21:43 PM
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@Mike: Yeah, anything that involves computer crime, identity theft, or any "non-routine" violation of federal law (i.e., non-routine for munis) should generally be reported to the FBI or other appropriate federal law-enforcement agency. In my experience, depending upon the department, many local officers are ill-equipped to handle and/or relatively apathetic about such things -- but a well-placed call to the feds can shut that stuff down pretty darn quick.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/26/2017 3:35:25 PM
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Desk Neighbor
Hmm...understated. I like it.

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afwriter
afwriter
10/26/2017 10:50:51 PM
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AF3
"I've hear of plugged in, but he was locked in yesterday."

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batye
batye
10/27/2017 7:18:56 PM
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Im secure
My house my rules I'm secure... Oh... I'm still at work... but I have a private door... 

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batye
batye
10/27/2017 7:29:17 PM
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security in russia
13 years ago once in Moscow -Russia my brother ask me to take quick look at his Russian friends server room. one of the server's could not be pinged - lol Modern Office with security/face control, secure parking, video security, armed guards with AKM's and Saigas got temporary pass with photo and barcode to access server room Server Room with swipe card door access security - inside refinished utility/cleaning/washroom area... no server racks all setup on the floor Mould on the walls, water on the floor from leaking pipe anytime some one flash toilet water from the pipe got on UPS - ups got knocked out by the surge protection - shutdown server -server off - could not be pinged, after few hours Air cond./humid. dry the area UPS reset itself - server get restarted and reset - get visible on network- could be pinged. until some one go to washroom... repeat over and over. Server Room was managed by 17 year old kid - son of one of the Co. bosses. kid have no idea about security or how to maintaine server room... Welcome to Russia... 

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afwriter
afwriter
10/27/2017 11:26:20 PM
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AF4
"This was supposed to increase productivity but all we do now is sit around and wonder what it is."

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:15:38 PM
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time out
Bob used his phone a lot, but the time out desk goes a little far...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:17:50 PM
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Faraday's box of quite
Jenny, do you think we talk too much? I really didn't think we were too noisy. Tommy sure thinks we talk a lot. Look at that quiet box!

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:23:18 PM
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Proven to...
Can you just IM your question? I can't hear you.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:40:34 PM
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ready for anything
Cybersecurity month is somehow different this time...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:41:59 PM
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uneven
I guess that's one way to control the climate in your work area...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:42:40 PM
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next
Will the whole office look like that?

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:43:46 PM
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dreamy
I feel like I've seen this before.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:46:03 PM
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new guy
I guess the new guy doesn't work well with others.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 2:59:45 PM
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small
I guess there was a mixup with the project. Only one desk in the safe room.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/28/2017 6:06:09 PM
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But?
How safe can it really be if you leave the door open?

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vnewman
vnewman
10/28/2017 6:08:50 PM
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So….
I went in there last night after he was gone, but I didn't feel any safer.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/28/2017 6:24:17 PM
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If...
It wasn't for my claustrophobia, I could have been in the safe room.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/28/2017 6:29:42 PM
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I don't know...
I mean, an antisocial engineer working inside a safe, it just doesn't sound like a good combination to me, Nina.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/28/2017 8:11:33 PM
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Seriously
The least he could do is close the door, I promised I wouldn't forget the combination to let him out.  It's the same as my high school locker.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 9:08:06 PM
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pass
This is what happens when you ask for a private office

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 9:09:32 PM
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secure budget
They weren't kidding when they said securing our workstations would be expensive...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/28/2017 9:10:18 PM
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communication barrier
Alice: Can you hear me?

Bob: What?

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 5:46:34 PM
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How do you open the door?
Answer three security questions and decipher one coded message in under 4 minutes.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:17:45 PM
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Urgent message
That's the secure message box?

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:19:03 PM
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odd
So ths is the big desk surprise for last months contest?

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:19:36 PM
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Dave Dunce
I still don't know how he got into the room...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:20:45 PM
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Noise
Now I understand what he was saying about the noise level in this room. Much better now that he's in the vault of silence!

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:22:08 PM
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no thanks
I never want an upgraded desk if it means I must work in a mini vault...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/29/2017 6:22:33 PM
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surprise
I've seen stranger things...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 1:51:59 PM
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RSVP: No
I think he did this to avoid the office holiday party.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 1:54:49 PM
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Moving up
I'm not sure an "open door policy" is the best for Bob.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 1:56:05 PM
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Ooops
Hmm...contractors must have thought the 5th floor safe room was down here on the 2nd...

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 7:17:07 PM
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break it down
Alice: What's up with him?

George: He is in a security time out for leaving his computer unlocked during lunch yesterday.

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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 7:17:57 PM
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alert
Countdown to unlock: 0

Door disengaged.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
10/31/2017 3:29:04 PM
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Re: alert
"Wow. This new Symantec physical security package we purchased is not joking around". 

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Michelle
Michelle
11/3/2017 2:41:05 PM
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SDPU
Secure document pocessing unit

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Michelle
Michelle
11/3/2017 2:42:09 PM
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Anybody's guess
I don't know if it's a reward or punishment.

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batye
batye
11/5/2017 7:37:19 PM
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freedom
oh my security have a freedom door :) 

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Michelle
Michelle
11/6/2017 2:02:04 PM
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Imperfect solution
Face ID let the wrong worker in again today (and won't let anyone else login).

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Michelle
Michelle
11/6/2017 2:03:55 PM
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Activity monitoring punishment
I guess he dozed off at the keyboard again...

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/6/2017 2:33:43 PM
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%
So, you picked door number three. And here's what's behind door number two. Now, would you like to change your choice, or stay with door number three, for a chance to win the same great machine but without the nerd?

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Ariella
Ariella
11/6/2017 2:51:03 PM
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@johnBarenes are you alluding to the Monty Hall problem? 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/6/2017 6:53:59 PM
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Re: %
Ariella, all I was actually thinking of was the show. I'm familiar with the problem (it's a very standard example of entropy in data science lectures, courses, and texts) but the picture reminded me of the show.

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Michelle
Michelle
11/7/2017 8:07:51 PM
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number
How many people does it take to open a secured computer?

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Ariella
Ariella
11/8/2017 10:23:13 AM
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@Michelle a variation on the old lightbulb joke?

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Michelle
Michelle
11/8/2017 2:19:19 PM
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Re: number
@Ariella Yes, but poorly done :)

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Ariella
Ariella
11/8/2017 2:43:01 PM
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@Michelle perhaps we have to set it up in terms of how many engineers does it take? Here it looks like three.

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Shaunn
Shaunn
11/8/2017 11:14:11 AM
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The Office
"Jim!"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
11/8/2017 11:15:40 AM
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Caption Contest
"Someone taped the latch again"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
11/8/2017 11:17:02 AM
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Caption Contest
"Are these new chairs worth the security risk?"

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Shaunn
Shaunn
11/8/2017 11:18:41 AM
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Caption Contest
"Ya know, this wasn't always a safe..."

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Michelle
Michelle
11/11/2017 10:04:45 AM
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draft
Do you think he knows?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/13/2017 1:17:28 PM
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js15
"Okay, it's my turn to pretend I'm a bank security guard!"

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/13/2017 1:22:56 PM
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js16
"Does that guy even work here?"

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/13/2017 1:24:57 PM
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js17
"We're supposed to seal him in if he starts getting accused of sexual harassment."

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/14/2017 7:38:50 AM
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Re: js17
Omg. Rofl. Joe wins again. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/13/2017 1:26:12 PM
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js18
"The new CISO seems more concerned about his job security..."

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Ariella
Ariella
11/13/2017 1:46:31 PM
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Re: js18
@Joe imagine if we could secure jobs with vaults!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/13/2017 6:42:24 PM
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Caption Contest
"Susan, check for any wires on his body. This guy may just be hooked up to the 'orgasmatron' like in that Woody Allen flick."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/13/2017 6:44:05 PM
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Cartoon Caption
"This primadonna is on the job for a mere week, and already he gets preferential treatment?"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/13/2017 9:43:18 PM
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Caption Contest
"Talk about keeping it in the vault!"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/13/2017 9:45:12 PM
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Cartoon Caption
"All I know about him is that he was a former bank security expert."

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/14/2017 7:35:38 AM
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Liz 1
"Sheila, do you think he knows about the stair right behind his chair?"

"Do you think we should tell him?"

"Nah."

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/14/2017 7:36:44 AM
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Liz 2
You'd think the cartoonist would have given Craig a little more room to back up in that thing. He'll never get out of his chair without falling. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/14/2017 7:37:36 AM
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Liz 3
Don spent all that money on this stupid vault that he barely fits in, and then he leaves the door wide open. Go figure.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/14/2017 7:42:09 AM
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Liz 4
Tom said this is what he was going to do to anyone he caught trying to leave early. The locks are on a timer. Jokes on him, we're hourly pay, so that just means more money for us.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/15/2017 12:55:45 AM
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Caption Contest
"The only thing I know about this guy is that his divorce was so bitter, he took along part of his house with him just so his ex-wife couldn't have it."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/15/2017 12:58:09 AM
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Caption Contest
"Mary, for some reason I'm finding it really hard to keep my mind on the job around here."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/15/2017 1:00:43 AM
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Caption Contest
"I heard he sleeps in that thing all night because he's been getting increasingly paranoid about Big Brother."

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/15/2017 8:17:35 AM
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Liz 5
They said it was the only way HR would let him stay after the INCIDENT. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/15/2017 8:18:09 AM
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Liz 6
Guys, I can hear you talking. It isn't sound proof. 

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Michelle
Michelle
11/15/2017 2:04:20 PM
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At any cost
This is a small scale test of a larger security protocol, isn't it?

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/15/2017 10:44:53 PM
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Cartoon Caption
"I don't know. He claims it helps keep the glare off his monitor."

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/15/2017 10:47:46 PM
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Caption Contest
"Yeah, Karl, it's a form of security. The company is trying to keep us safe from HIM!"

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/16/2017 10:55:14 AM
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Caption Contest
"Man, talk about someone with absolutely no sense of personal space!"

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Michelle
Michelle
11/16/2017 1:25:27 PM
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Walls, doors, and locks
I don't know about you, but I thought we were pretty good office mates...until now.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/16/2017 5:38:17 PM
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Caption Contest
Security Anecdote

I've been lucky not to have had a security breach that destroyed my life. I only remember one. That was when my ATM card was hacked at a Bank of America about a dozen years ago. It is always a bit alarming when you see charges on your card from all over the place. In this case, charges were being made mostly in Canada. Luckily, the bank removed the charges and handled the situation appropriately. 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/16/2017 11:05:13 PM
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AF5
I don't think that he understands the definition of job security

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/17/2017 1:35:05 AM
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Caption Contest
"Well, Laura, he didn't have to take it personally when I told him a few Tic-Tacs wouldn't hurt. Hey, I'm not the Poster Child for hygiene myself!"

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/17/2017 9:15:11 AM
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Liz 7
Do you think this door would slam shut? 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/19/2017 5:40:04 PM
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Re: Liz 7
"Well, with all the hoopla, is there truly a choice..or shall I just "give in"?" 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/17/2017 9:16:10 AM
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Liz 8
Remind me to never enter a contest again. The prizes are always so worthless.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/17/2017 9:28:06 AM
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Security Breach Story
We had our house broken in to one day while we were at work. But between two dogs (one of them very large [100+ lbs]) and an alarm, all they were able to get was my laptop that had sat right inside the sliding glass door they had broken in through. The police took their report and what not and we figured we'd never hear from them again. But the laptop was new and we didn't really have the money to replace it again so quickly (it was less than a month old.) So my husband did his own investigative work and walked around the neighborhood asking if anyone knew anything. Meanwhile, I was able to get a picture of the person who opened the laptop emailed to me from the security system that had come on the laptop. Neighbors across the street told my husband that they knew exactly who had broken into our house, but they wouldn't tell police because they had drugs and stolen guns on their property He also warned my husband not to have packages delivered to our home because they were watching our house for high dollar packages.Our next door neighbors told us the people were friends with the people across the street and frequently bought drugs from them. We were able to confirm this story by watching the comings and goings of the house and within a few days we saw the guy that was in the picture that had been emailed to me. We gave all of this information to the police, who said they still couldn't do anything, without the people we had talked to giving statements, which they refused to do. I broke down and bought a used laptop I still have five years later now, because I couldn't afford another new one..... and then we moved out of that neighborhood. 

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Michelle
Michelle
11/17/2017 3:12:29 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
I guess you could have used a desk behind a big metal door :) It's too bad nothing could be done about the laptop. I'm glad you were able to move out of the neighborhood -- it sounds like you made the right move. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/17/2017 7:17:04 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@elizabethv You did all the legwork for the police, were diligent about finding a criminal, and they told you they couldn't do anything without the statement of people who sounded like criminals themselves? They all should have been arrested. Glad you got out of that neighborhood! You and your husband should have gotten a police escort to that guy's house and demanded your laptop back.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/19/2017 10:30:20 AM
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Re: Security Breach Story
I hope your break in story wins -- even though it's maybe a bit longer than the rules allow for. Doing your own police work deserves some kind of reward.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/19/2017 10:26:34 AM
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Security Breach Story
I just have a security puzzle for folks here. What will be a more secure username or login system in the future? I've know a few people with common names, like John Smith or David Lee, who continually get email reset links for other people with the same name. Apparently, other people sign up for accounts and enter the wrong email address like David.Lee@??mail.com and then they somehow get locked out of their own account because they don't have access to the email address they provided.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/19/2017 12:00:13 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
One more anecdote: a friend of mine has a first grader who learned about password security at an early age. His school has an educational game that each student has a login account for -- but the passwords aren't too secure. So another student gained unauthorized access by guessing a password and "stealing" all the virtual points to buy avatar accessories. I assume the teacher had to improvise a lesson on password security-- but who knows what the kids actually learned in this age of sharing Netflix accounts.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/19/2017 5:41:10 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
..what you underscored is simply this:  It starts with the home in some ways by noting how we should be proactive in how we manage our digital lives--right? 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/21/2017 7:45:53 AM
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Re: Security Breach Story
I've heard it stated that parents should create email addresses for their kids now, so that they don't end up with EvanV69278717930034@gmail.com. I don't see my kids as having a problem, our last name is so absurd and obscure I'm literally the only one in the country....... 

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Michelle
Michelle
11/25/2017 1:00:32 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
Ha! My kids had to create email addresses when they got to high school. In retrospect, I should have had them create addresses before they started high school. We didn't run into the odd email address problem, but it would have been more helpful for them to have email addresses.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/25/2017 7:44:01 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@Michelle:

My kid got his email id created when he was in middle school. Fortunately he had no issues in getting his desired email address. So it was pretty smooth and he was all set and ready when he got to his high school, one less thing to worry about.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/25/2017 1:33:15 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
It is a reality--but the key is that we should all keep tabs on it as parents--but remember that kids are a lot smarter than we are.   

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/25/2017 8:19:06 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@mp:

Exactly, we can do so much while kids outsmart in many possible ways. But ofcourse we would never stop doing what we are supposed to, at least i wouldn't.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/25/2017 7:40:10 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@elizabeth:

That makes lot of sense, not just thinking about availability of email addresses due to name conflicts but just as a standard practice.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/29/2017 9:05:13 AM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@ms. akkineni - I thought it was a really cute idea. I also really liked the idea that they added to it that you could email them periodically, or daily, as they grew up. And then let them check the email address whenever you decide and they can read all the emails you had been sending them. Awesome idea, but in the words of a fellow wise woman - "ain't nobody got time for that!" 

I say this and then think I should probably get my butt over to gmail and just do it. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/13/2017 4:55:02 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
@elizabethv:

I know several folks who has been managing a facebook account, a website for their kids since the kids were born. I use to have a coworker back in 2000 who started maintaining a website back then. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/13/2017 5:37:22 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
As we look to 2018, it is up to us whether we wish to truly be transformational in terms of how we engage, how we interact and take advantage of the future as I underscore the simple yet crucial fact:  Onward to 2018 with all its' possiblities....

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Michelle
Michelle
11/25/2017 1:04:20 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
I have this problem and my name isn't all that common. I think there's just one person who doesn't seem to use email properly. They enter my address on all kinds of things. I have had to contact multiple businesses asking them to contact this person for the correct address. I even spent weeks trying to close an Uber driver account I didn't open. Does this person know how bad they are with email??

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/25/2017 1:34:28 PM
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Re: Security Breach Story
For those of us who have "elected" to engage virtually, it comes with risks no doubt. We just need to be absolutely vigilant despite the fact that at times things are beyond our control.   The Uber breach, for instance, is a perfect illustration of it. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/19/2017 5:25:11 PM
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js19
"These Russian mail-order brides aren't what they're cracked up to be."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/19/2017 8:35:32 PM
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js20
"These time capsules are mindblowing! I can't believe anyone ever used Windows XP."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/19/2017 8:55:25 PM
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js21
"They don't really like employees thinking outside the box."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/19/2017 8:59:25 PM
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js22
"Millennial employees do like their safe spaces..."

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/19/2017 9:13:18 PM
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My security breach story
Pizza day in the middle-school cafeteria.

Bought two slices, sat with friends. Engrossed in conversation, I was pleasantly surprised when "T", next to me, generously offered me numerous bites of the slice he was eating.

He seemed delighted to share; I was delighted to have such a good friend.

I later learned that T had simply stolen my second slice of pizza from under my nose; he was "sharing" my own pizza with me!

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Michelle
Michelle
11/28/2017 2:03:52 PM
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Re: My security breach story
I think it's time for an After School Special...

What did you learn from this exchange?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/13/2017 4:56:46 PM
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Re: My security breach story
@Michelle:

I would say it is good to have a reasonable social presence. So parents can direct kids at teh right age to have that option. Having an email account could be the first of all and rest could be persoanl choices.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/13/2017 5:35:18 PM
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Re: My security breach story
As I reflected upon this discourse, the key word you noted was "Reasonable"--some of us, though, are a bit "over the top" (and I count myself amongst them partly due to my responsiblities at the startup I work in, The Daily Outsider.

I wonder what is the balance though...a profound challenge no doubt....

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/15/2017 1:32:20 PM
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Re: My security breach story
@mporaryan:

Good points raised.

You are very right - there could be no generic balance. No one model fits all. My balance limit could be too high or even too low for others for whatever valid reasons. Hence it's all based on needs and every individual is responsible to set their own balance standards.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/20/2017 9:26:43 AM
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Caption Contest
"This is what you get when you order 'monitors' on Amazon. Ever since they took over Whole Foods, they've really lost it!"

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 2:54:08 PM
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#1
I wonder how he got selected for this security prototype...

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/25/2017 1:36:21 PM
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Re: #1
...I had to make at least a contribution this...albeit a "lame one" :

"...Why is he so special?   Why can't we be part of the "in-crowd"?

 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 2:59:45 PM
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#2
I heard everyone gets their turn on a rotation bases before the company makes this a security standard.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 3:01:35 PM
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#3
Is he the one from last week's tracker, that tried opening maximum blocked websites?

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Michelle
Michelle
11/20/2017 3:15:10 PM
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Middle school thievery
One day, I took money to school. We had all been trained to keep up with our things and lock our lockers. Sports lockers were especially vulnerable so most didn't put anything important in them. I had a daily sports class so I was sure to keep my money locked away in my regular locker with my books. I remember checking my locker for the money before going to one of my classes. The money was gone when I returned to my locker after that class. I don't know if it was stolen because I didn't lock the lock properly or if the thief knew the combination. I never left money in my locker like that again...

I learned that locks aren't always enough to keep thieves away. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/20/2017 3:22:56 PM
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#4
Oh..now i know this is what they mentioned in last company updates, 'Bank at work'..

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