Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Three Fast 'Data Privacy Day' Tips

In advance of the annual international Privacy Data Day, please share these three action tips to protect the privacy of consumers and businesses:

  • Nothing is truly free, including mobile apps. Be aware of the personal information you give mobile app providers. Many free apps sell your information to a wide range of companies, some of which may have malicious intents. Studies have shown most apps do not have many, or even any, security controls built in. Check to see if the app you want respects your privacy and has security built in.
  • Be cautious with new "smart" devices. A wide range of new and unique gadgets -- from socks to smart cars -- connects you directly to other entities (and even to the Internet) to automatically share information about your activities, location and personal characteristics. Before using such devices, make sure you know which data they are collecting, how it will be used and with whom it will be shared.
  • Only share personal information with trusted sources. Be extra careful not to share sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and driver's license numbers. Don't do business with an entity that does not have a posted privacy notice.

1 comment:

Ashley Huyen Van said...

Dear Mr.Yousuf,
Warmest Greetings from Equip Global!

My name is Ashley Nguyen and I am in charge of the SCADA World Summit event series with Equip Global. Equip Global ( is one of the leading companies worldwide specializing in power & utilities, oil & gas summits.

I am writing on behalf of Equip Global to cordially invite you as a guest speaker at the annual SCADA World Summit 2015 taking place from the 8 - 11 September 2015 in Singapore. This annual event is the world's leading event on SCADA that attracts a huge number of Heads of IT, Electrical Engineers, Control Systems Heads, Networks Operations Managers from the Biggest Electricity, Water, Transport and Oil & Gas companies.
The annual summit will bring together some of the world’s most influential figures in the industry to discuss the latest SCADA trends and project updates, as well as explore the latest techniques and technologies that help overcome challenges in the industry.

Building on the success of our previous events, we will be very extremely delighted if you can join us on and give a presentation on SCADA Cyber Security. The speaking session is for a total of 40 minutes, including a 10 minute of Q&A time.
Of course, this is just a suggested topic. If there is another topic you would like to present on, please let me know so that we can discuss.

Admittedly I am working on a very tight deadline, thus I would highly appreciate if you could let me know whether you would be interested by Friday 10 April 2015. At this point of time, I only require an indication of your acceptance and confirmation to speak, so that I can reserve the free pass and also the discounted offer for your company’s staff. At a later date, we can definitely finalize the topic outline. If you are unable to be involved, I would appreciate if you can let me know ASAP so that I will be able to find a replacement for this session. OR if you could suggest someone else within your company to speak in your absence, that will be great!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at +65 63764258, or email me at
I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Thank you very much.