* Posts by rnorman345

9 posts • joined 18 Apr 2015

BCC is hard, OK? Quite a lot of orgs blurted your email addresses in GDPR mailouts

rnorman345

BCC Secure?

So we believe that BCC secures the email addresses?

DVLA denies driving licence processing site is a security 'car crash'

rnorman345

What?

This is not the first time that a site linked to gov.uk has been found lacking. If their statement that ' .. conforms to industry standards' is defensible then those standards need an immediate review. I do not need to remind the group that there is a young man awaiting his fate for playing on the US Govt sites - and that was just for fun! It would not be so bad had the agency not had FREE access to some of the best security advice in the world and could simply have had the site tested for them by a third party.

rnorman345

This is not the first time that a gov.uk site has been found lacking. If their statement that ' .. conforms to industry standards' is defensible then those standards need an immediate review. I do not need to remind the group that there is a young man awaiting his fate for playing on the US govt sites - and that was just for fun!

It would not be so bad had the agency not had FREE access to some of the best security advice in the world and could simply have had the site tested for them by a third party.

Facebook ‘glitch’ that deleted the Philando Castile shooting vid: It was the police – sources

rnorman345

Re: Guns don't kill people....

Thanks for that - big smile

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

rnorman345

The idiots?

I think they did consider it - just could not come to terms; bet they wish they had now :)

rnorman345

Re: details of 450,000 young people and volunteer adults,

One of my ex ACSLs used to say of me 'you are a 9 year old Cub that just allows a few other 9 year olds to join in your game'; I am now 71 - just led my last meeting as BSL:( going deaf and it was not fair on the others; BP was a 9 year old Cub and he lived to 84; something in this Cubbing. :-)

rnorman345

Re: details of 450,000 young people and volunteer adults,

In Scouting? any time anywhere - we need more leaders rather like 'Be a lert' we need more lerts. :-)

rnorman345

Re: Dib dib dib

DYB and DOB 1966 (APR) and all that, :-)

rnorman345

Re: The way we used to do it ....

I agree that by far the most secure way was when we used to keep records locally and only completed the census with numbers and no details; then HQ started to ask for names etc. I refused for years citing lack of security but it was inevitable as soon as OSM (OnLine Scout (and Guide) Manager) started up that the little green eyes at HQ would see their opportunity. As to testing: I am sure that the contractors hated it but we leaders were involved though I am not sure that results/suggestions, even from pros were taken into account. The testing process was flawed as was, I guess, the design. In the final analysis 'they' tried to do too much too soon; a 'start simple' system (and KISS) would have been better - say a membership system and then add the badges and then, if that works, link the two? Big smile.

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