Because of their inconspicuous nature, these tags are not really visible and may pose a threat since people are not aware that they are carrying those tags or that someone might be reading information from them. Some RFID applications that might pose a threat to privacy are: Networked systems: Characterized by fixed position readers which are connected directly to a centralized information management system, while transponders are positioned on people or moveable items. Positioning systems: Used for automated location identification of tagged items or vehicles. EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) systems: Generally used in retail stores to sense the presence or absence of an item. Products are tagged and large antenna readers are placed at each exit of the store to detect unauthorized removal of the item.
Kostadinov goes on to note that most cyberterrorism actions are generally focused on website sabotage and email blasting. In order to prove that the network breach was a terrorist attack the company would need to provide electronic evidence of these types of information warfare. Information warfare is a term often used interchangeably with cyberterrorism but provides a deeper understanding in the shift of how data has become fundamental to society. As governments, companies and people shift to the use of digital information so have the methods used to attack (Gilmer, 2001). In order to combat this aspect of terrorism, the military have adopted computer forensics as part of their defenses (Vacca & Rudolph, 2011).
Ping sweeps and port scans By Brian E Network security has become an important concern for both administrators and users. The corporate networks of today are the lifeblood of the organization. They move and store vast amounts of information and allow for instant access to that information for authorized users. This information is attractive to criminals and most organizations will have to defend against an attacker attempting to gain access to the network. Two methods an attacker may use to get information and gain access to the network are ping sweeps and port scans.
Yet, only little people are aware of the threats and problems that occur over the Internet. Even though some organizations are supporting the cause, however it continues to evolve rapidly. Some of the main problems are collection users data and misusing those data wither in targeting advertisement or other purposes that includes selling or sharing personal information with other companies and lack of security. However, not only organization is misusing personal information, also attacker/hackers can breach organization walls by using malicious codes such as malware and phishing. Which can lead to identity theft and other issue.
RFID tags can be placed in plastic or they can be in the design of the package. Privacy issues for RFID tags are that they can be read from a large distance by anyone with a reader. RFID chips can lead to theft of personal information by criminals. The consumer may not know that the chip has stored their personal information or that it can be read by anyone with a reader. The RFID tags can be hidden many different ways from the consumer.
The main differences between the two are the speeds that they operate and the type of key that they use. Using a complex password with either encryption type will help protect against any brute force attacks. A hacker can compromise encrypted data by using multiple brute force attacks. Symmetric encryption is one the older and better techniques that is used to encrypt and decrypt all of the messages. This specific type of encryption uses a secret key that the sender and receiver must have.
Physical Security Paper Physical Security Paper At its root, physical security is the protection people (business or agency personnel, customers, contractors, and vendors), assets (hardware and software programs, equipment, facilities, servers, computers, cash, and vehicles) and proprietary information (networks, data, and business or company secrets). Also, physical security involves protection from fire, terrorism, and natural disasters. In most corporations, businesses, or agencies, the main focus is on protecting electronic information (data, networks, cyber, and cloud). Desouza & Awazu (2004) writes, technology systems are increasingly at risk from attacks by unscrupulous individuals. But businesses have gotten so caught up in technological security that they have forgotten the more basic, yet salient, notion of physical security.
Other companies that have such demographic information available include online shopping venues such as eBay, Amazon.com, and Overstock.com. Less-than-scrupulous companies could sell their databases to marketing companies thereby sharing valuable consumer information without the consumer’s permission. Marketing companies were able to take advantage of those databases and find potential customers by flooding email accounts with spam – unwanted and unsolicited commercial emails. Spam can clog up an individual’s inbox and take a lot of time to sort through. Spam has also spread to wireless devices in the form of unwanted and unsolicited text messages.
BIS/220 The evolution of information technology (IT) raises many ethical issues, resulting in the creation and amendment of certain Acts. The advancements of IT influence society’s dependence, and consequentially increase vulnerability. Every piece of information stored in databases is potentially at risk. There are numerous ways to attack other computer systems, leaving personal data exposed to privacy concerns. This includes theft, fraud, and other types of misuse.
Legal matter can affect Walmart in a negative manner and this will affect the demand of their products as well. Society and Political factors can externally affect Walmart because society as a whole make or break any company. If Walmart become part of a political scam, this too will affect Walmart. Environment has an immediate impact on the organization, such as a new competitor. New legislation taking affect may have a great impact.