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Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/29/2016 2:58:23 PM
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I've considered that! Saving to an encrypted device might be the way to go. I war with the mail over who gets to take up space in my house...

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/29/2016 11:37:39 AM
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@Maryam. Service providers, creditors, etc., don't like me. While I pay any bill I can online through online checking, I still want to see paper statements. I don't want to have to keep entering different passwords to see my monthly statements (I have plenty of passwords as it is), and it's too easy to overlook those emails saying, your statement will be coming soon, and your statement is now available. It's not that I fear that billing departments would sneak in a few extra charges and fees here and there...Well, actually, I do fear that they would do exactly that. At one time I would keep a year or two of statements, like my parents did, but now, I shred everything except that past two or three months worth.

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/29/2016 11:26:58 AM
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You can still minimize clutter by scanning and saving to a cloud or thumb drive or both! Like an insurance policy for your identitiy

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/23/2016 7:36:08 PM
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Me too. There was a time when I remember being excited to get less mail and paying bills or handling other things online only. I hadn't even considered the possibly of a data breach in those early days. Paper is the new hot thing in bill management!

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/23/2016 11:23:16 AM

Exactly and the risk is palpable with cyber security threats and everyday occurence. I am starting to keep paper just in case!

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/17/2016 2:00:11 PM
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You're so right about that. All the others lead to the one we care about most - personal data loss. Our whole lives are stored in databases.

Re: My "Other" choice
  • 2/17/2016 1:57:30 PM
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Lyndon I would hope that unleashing mass destruction on the world as we know it is a multiphase process that requires levels of authentication or I will have something more to worry about beyond identity theft! Remember the "football" that was rumored to be the key to nuclear destruction

My "Other" choice
  • 2/14/2016 7:07:38 PM
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..

The poll is missing an "Other" option. As usual, my choice would fall in this category, and would be something like "Threat to the human species".

It doesn't keep me awake at night, but it's a scary possibility — one or more suicidal-homicidal maniacs (sorta like ISIS, or the U.S. government, for example) would hack into global biological warfare, military, and similar systems to unleash catastrophic destruction on Planet Earth (screw up utility and transport networks, release deadly biological agents, launch nuclear ballistic missiles helter-skelter, etc.).

Interesting sci-fi plot, perhaps...

 

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/13/2016 4:14:12 PM
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It's a good point, Maryam... don't expect anyone to get alarmed about information security til you can awaken their self-interest!

The folks could really take some cues from the marketing aces in their organizations.

Re: What keeps you awake
  • 2/12/2016 1:16:44 PM

I think we see the personal data choice taking the lead because many of the other choices ultimately lead the loss of personal data. The constant issues regarding personal data loss and identity theft frighten everyone and have fueled an entire industry. Ultimately though if we don't address the first options the loss of personal data is inevitable.

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