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    Lee Drake is President and CEO of OS-Cubed, Inc.  OS-Cubed is there to assist you when your computers cause more problems than they solve.  Their philosophy of creating a stable and secure environment upon which to build optimal solutions allows them to create applications that not only solve problems, but prevent them in the future.

    Lee Drake has extensive speaking experience.  He's spoken on topics such as computer security, programming best practices, building content managed websites, building online communities, virus and spyware prevention, and a variety of other computer-related topics.  As sponsor and author of the Viruswarn.com website Lee has built a world-wide following of users who rely on him and his co-authors to get up-to-date information on virus threats. In addition, Lee has participated in a number of discussion panels on wide-ranging business-related topics, including health insurance for small businesses, legislative issues for NYS businesses, workmen's comp, 240/241 reform, and Medicaid/Medicare reform.  He participated in a panel sponsored by Senator Hillary Clinton on the challenges of providing health care to small businesses

    As a member of the executive board for the Rochester Small Business Council Lee has worked hard to help NYS create an environment that is more friendly towards small businesses.  As a member of the economic development committee for the Rochester Business Alliance he's participated in assisting Rochester to grow into a competitive upstate NY city.  As a member of the board for the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Lee has added extensive experience in the everyday issues of HR Management in the small business.  In addition, Lee serves on the advisory board for the Neighborhood of the Arts in southeast Rochester.

    As a member of the Rochester Professional Consultants Network Lee has spoken on panels ranging from computer solutions for small businesses, building an online presence for your consulting organization, web advertising, and search engine optimization, to the challenges of building a consulting organization.

    As 50% owner of Aztek Computer Solutions, Inc., Lee helped build a Rochester Top 100 company.  As President and CEO of OS-Cubed, Inc., Lee is well on the way to creating his next Top 100 company.

    In addition, Lee has participated extensively in the programs sponsored by The Executive Committee (TEC) now known as Vistage.  Lee is a graduate of Cornell University ALS School, a Certified Novell Engineer, a programmer, a Habitat for Humanity supporter, an avid Tournament Paintball player, and a fan of science fiction and fantasy books.  He also enjoys playing a wide variety of computer, card, and board games.

      100,000,000 and counting
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    Posted by: Lee Drake 12/18/2006
    So far, according to a recent NY Times story, over 100,000,000 records have been compromised in data theft cases....

    According to a recent NY Times article over 100.000,000 personal information records have been stolen or compromised - in released data.  This, of course, doesn't even touch the real total, since most identity theft at the personal level goes uncounted, and many corporate identity theft victims either never know, or never report the breach.

    UCLA, Aetna, and Boeing all released announcements lately that they have been victims of data theft - in some cases physical theft of laptops or tapes, in others victims of hacking.

    This of course calls into question your own practices.  If someone stole your laptop - what kind of data would they find, and how easy would it be to get that information.  Do you store passwords to your corporate VPN  on that box?  If so, once the thief has the laptop - they own your data too.

    Do you collect personal information on your corporate website?  Is it protected from SQL Injection and other attacks?  If so - do you purge it once you're done.

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    Re: 100,000,000 and counting    By LeeDrake on 9/2/2008
    Dave,

    In most cases the cardholders are contacted with the information that their cards have been compromised, once the card company finds out. There have been many additional breaches since these occurred. Your best defense is good bookkeeping. Be sure you retain all your credit card receipts and cross check them against your statement. Typically when an account is breached they don't just try to max out your account. They'll charge smaller (usually under $1000 purchases) to your credit card in hopes they'll be missed or slip under the radar. If you ever detect a charge to your account that you cannot track back to a receipt, purchase or subscription, call the credit card company to investigate it. If you don't dispute the charge reasonably quickly you can be held responsible for it - even if you detect it later.


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