Chris J Powell

Are We Entering into an Alert Fatigue Phase?

Ok, we all remember the colour coding of the Global Security Alerts from back in the early 2000’s when it seemed like every other day there was some new Global Terrorist Threat that could take down the free world and leave us a lawless anarchy.  Well beyond the fact that the proponents of the New World Order Conspiracy are saying this is happening “quietly” and is being controlled by our governments anyways…there is a threat that is just as real and far more personal that is happening all around us EVERY DAY!

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Until recently, most organizations out there kept it under wraps if there was a computer security breach…but now it seems every day there is another announcement of a major security breach that potentially could affect everything from our credit history to our medical care and just like owners of General Motors vehicles…the constant alert is starting to wear on the public.  You see in an article titled: “As security breach reports mount, experts fear alert fatigue“, Seth Rosenblatt says that the public and business alike are more than anything…getting better at reporting a breach in a timely manner.

It is unclear if there are more attacks but as always the recommendations are the same when it comes to protecting your Personal Information:

  1. Do NOT reuse passwords for multiple accounts
  2. USE two-factor authentication when available
  3. KEEP a close eye on bank statements and credit card activity

I don’t know, I think that there may be a point to the punch drunk feeling that we may be experiencing when it comes to the constant barrage of negative effects on us.  I read about these breaches and thought nothing more than…oh well…another day at the office for those security specialists.

The reality is, for the most part, it is not the fault of these companies…it falls on us the user.  We keep one or two passwords, we reuse and just add a new number to the back of old ones when it comes time to change them…we are creatures of lazy habit and if we want to have our data protected…do something about securing our own information first.

Cheers,

Krispy

 

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