About Winn Schwartau

Winn Schwartau is one of the world's top recognized experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism, and related topics. Winn is gifted at making highly technical security subjects understandable and entertaining & has authored more than 12 security books.
Aug 12, 2013

Remaking the Internet

By | August 12th, 2013|Winn Schwartau|

Recently I saw an article online in which designers were discussing how they would remake the internet focusing on mobile and social. They were focusing so much on the 'fun' parts that they completely forgot to mention the important parts - namely, the security! A while back, Bill Cheswick and [...]

Jul 09, 2013

Chase Breach Part III – Lessons We Can Learn

By | July 9th, 2013|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Lessons I Would Suggest Financial Services Industry Members Take to Heart and Practice: Please, please, please make sure your staff is properly trained to recognize and report security issues from customers. “I don’t know…” is completely unacceptable. You hopefully provide your employees with security awareness and training for the sake [...]

Jul 02, 2013

Chase Breach Part II: A Continued Failure

By | July 2nd, 2013|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

A couple of other customer service reps (from which internal departments, I do not know as I was shuffled,) were completely flummoxed by the words “possible data breach,” “potential security incident,” and similar terminology that should have made the Red Flags wave wildly. Only one person had any clue of [...]

Jul 01, 2013

Chase Breach Part I: A Story of Epic Fail in Security Reporting and Escalation

By | July 1st, 2013|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

My wife and I Refi’d our house with Chase in May. They provided exemplary service and their mortgage division customer retention program is nothing short of phenomenal. But the company’s security reporting and escalation system was such an epic failure I am hard pressed even to call it abysmal. It [...]

Jun 18, 2013

When The Identity Guards Need Better Guards

By | June 18th, 2013|Winn Schwartau|

As a security pro, I get really ticked off when a supposed security company, in this case Identity Guard, screws the pooch. My wife asks me why I seem to see all of the problems with companies and security… and I have to guess it’s just cause I am…ahem… aware. [...]

May 15, 2013

Security Awareness FAIL: #1

By | May 15th, 2013|Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Fails|

Let me count the ways... I am 10000% confident, beyond any doubt, that security awareness can be an epic fail. Yet, if we can exploit to the devices we already have at our disposal, security awareness is a boon for any company's security efforts. But let's get back to how [...]

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