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  •  All My Clients Were In The DC Metro Area (20+ / 0-)

    You can throw a rock in any direction and find a data and/or security expert that knows 100 times more than me. I've not seen a single one on MSNBC. And folks really need to have it explained to them what is going on. Not from a political point-of-view, but from a technical point-of-view, cause as somebody that knows enough to get myself in trouble on this topic, it totally freaks me out. Has freaked me out since as 2006!

    •  It's hard to explain (4+ / 0-)
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      sb, webranding, northsylvania, CroneWit

      Hell, I can't even manage to explain it to my boyfriend, much less to a city full of strangers while sitting in a cold studio with a bright light in my eyes and no computer to fiddle with.

      I don't know any techies who would willingly do a TV interview of any sort, much less the kind of adversarial grilling they'd be most likely to encounter.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 02:05:28 PM PDT

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    •  Most people don't understand technology (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, DRo

      Take cloud computing. I am dealing with that with someone I'm advising right now. They think is "magically" going to change gthe fundamentals o what they need to worry about as f ar as their IT. I've seen this before. As technology increases, it becomes something that people understand less and less.

      •  And even some IT people should know better (1+ / 0-)
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        nchristine

        Worked for a CEO who got a undergrad in computer science and MBA at Stanford and he worked for some large tech companies early in his career.

        When I migrated some of the company's assets to the cloud, he was adamant that he didn't want some of his info going there.  (This was from a guy who often couldn't remember where he had recorded business development data or had significant version control problems. My proposed cloud solution would get rid of that problem. ) I had privacy reasonably controlled with double encryption and some key pass methods.

        I queried why no cloud for him and he said that he wanted to avoid the cloud so that no one could get to his data if there ever was a subpoena for it.  (!)  

        I reminded him that it doesn't matter where the data resides, if you get a subpoena for data, it has to be provided.  

        BTW: You might have the same intuitive hunch that I did: Perhaps he wanted to be able destroy or alter the data if he got a subpoena.  If that was his goal, then he was clueless about forensic data recovery.  But I valued my job at the time and didn't go there.  

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