As technology continues to change, and the complexity of systems grows, more than ever there is a need to stay abreast of the risks to individuals and organisations. As rules and regulations are refined to police and protect, new data-related crimes are being devised, and the more complicated the laws become, the more loopholes become apparent and are abused. There will never be such a thing as 100% safety or 100% security, but our personal and corporate ways of working can undergo continuous refinement to mitigate new sources of risk.
Recently reviewed some work on protecting personal information and protecting PCs against hackers from 2003. Since these were written, some of the key points have reached public awareness while other common-sense points continue to be overlooked, even by professionals.