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Pinky Swear

January 25, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

It’s that time of the week where I look at what’s happening in the security world and I tell you what’s interesting. First up, I can’t believe I’m mentioning Pinkerton for a second time in this blog space. It’s kind of like seeing living dinosaurs, only for a second time now and they’re wearing people clothes. That is what I’m going to do, however, because the old once upon a time detective agency turned protection racket and corporate...

Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Pinkerton, Twitter


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Twitter hack exposes millions of user accounts

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Twitter hack exposes millions of user accounts

January 5, 2023SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – An online forum dedicated to data breaches and hacking has posted a file containing over three gigabytes of Twitter user data. A variety of news agencies have picked up on the story as cybersecurity experts digging through the file have confirmed that over 200 million Twitter profiles and other user data such as locations, email addresses, and phone numbers were contained in the breach. Username FazyMalone posted the file on BreachForums, writing, “In January...

BreachForums, Cybersecurity, data breaches, email addresses, Lea Kissner, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, phone numbers, Twitter, User Data


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Monitoring Matters

It’s a natural musk, unfortunately

November 1, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Yesterday I did something I promised myself I wouldn’t do, which is talk about Elon Musk. I now find myself breaking that promise two days in a row to explain myself, because you might ask yourself, “What does Elon Musk have to do with security?” It’s a good question! Tangentially a lot of things really. His Tesla model electric cars contain a full suite of modern security and monitoring features of course. I find myself yearning for a simpler time when that’s...

Elon Musk, Facebook, Meta, MySpace, Parag Agrawal, Peter Zatko, Reddit, Saudi Arabia, Security, Tesla, TikTok, Twitter


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Twitter fallout has many questioning the security, legitimacy of the platform

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Twitter fallout has many questioning the security, legitimacy of the platform

October 31, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – The bird is out of the cage at Twitter after a weekend of chaos following Elon Musk’s arrival on the scene as the new owner of the social media platform. Beginning on Oct. 27, Musk’s first act in his official capacity as the owner of Twitter was to fire CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and legal affairs policy chief Vijaya Gadde. Reports from both the Washington Post and Reuters seem to confirm that Musk’s team worked throughout the weekend in order plan...

Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, Chris Murphy, Elon Musk, Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), Ned Segal, Parag Agrawal, Patreon, Paul Pelosi, Reuters, Social Media, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Twitter, Vijaya Gadde


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Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony on Twitter security failings

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Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony on Twitter security failings

September 12, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing discussing a whistleblower's claims that were made against Twitter earlier this year. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced in late August that they would be holding a full committee hearing to examine allegations made in July by Twitter ex-security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko of that company’s alleged security failures.  “Mr. Zatko’s...

Chuck Grassley, cybersecruity, Dick Durbin, Jack Dorsey, Parag Agrawal, Peiter Zatko, Senate Judiciary Committee, Twitter


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Also Noted

Twitter CEO receiving annual security detail, practice not uncommon

May 10, 2016SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO—Last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received more than $68,500 in security services, an amount that is not that uncommon for large companies, according to an article that appeared in Fortune magazine. Citing a Twitter filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Forbes said Twitter paid $68,506 for Dorsey's “residential security and protective detail” in 2015, and paid more than $43,000 for the same security services for previous CEO Dick Costolo, according to...

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Readers lukewarm on social media and its benefit

July 9, 2014Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—The latest SSN news poll shows that while the bulk of readers may be using social media, not all of them are convinced of its effectiveness as a business tool.Most readers (64 percent) said they're active on the standard social media platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. But opinion is more divided on the question of whether social media usage actually translates into added accounts, with 43 percent saying they've seen no noticeable benefits, versus 34 percent who...

Facebook, Jim Carino, Neil Licht, physical security, Social Media, SSN, Twitter


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Meet the Editors, Join the #ISCW14 Twitter conversation

March 7, 2014SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News and Security Director News invite you to a “Meet the Editors” event before the ISC West show floor opens on Wednesday, April 2.SSN editor/SDN executive editor Martha Entwistle, SSN managing editor Tess Nacelewicz, SSN associate editor Leif Kothe and SDN managing editor Amy Canfield will be at the ISC West Media Stage from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to meet with readers and sources as well as newcomers wanting to become acquainted with the publications....

ISC West, physical security, sdn, SSN, Twitter


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Monitoring

Is your social media strategy up to par?

February 13, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Yelp.If your alarm company isn't familiar with these big hitters in social media, eventually it will be—whether you like it or not. The key is to embrace the tools that otherwise could be used against you, or at the very least used by your competition to profit at your expense.That was one of the messages delivered by the Central Station Alarm Association during a Feb. 6 webinar, “Is Your Social Media Strategy Up to Par?” Michael...

CSAA, Facebook, Honeywell/System Sensor, Intertek, Michael Kremer, Strategic Initiatives Group, Teresa Brewer, Twitter, Yelp, YouTube


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