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07/08/10
Watch-outs 21. Facets of security
Filed under: Networking, Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 6:54 pm

Security in a time of uncertainty is this entry’s
theme.  Security topics include new sources
of estate planning and elder care (banks),
managing long term goals via user friendly
software (mint.com), managing one’s
investment factoring in your position, and
computer security.

NEW ROLE OF BANKERS IN SENIOR
YEARS
Source:  K. Greene, Beyond Estate Planning
WSJ 6-26.27-2010, p. B8.  Banks and trust
companies offer personalized care (for a fee)
for senior clients.  Case stories point out
bringing unique skills and expertise to a
sensitive area of elder care.

MINT.COM OFFERS BUDGETING
ORGANIZATION
Source:  K. Boehret, WSJ 6-30-2010
Goalkeeping in Finances.
User friendly mint.com organizes, poses
questions and Checklists, and updates
with user data to aid setting and reaching
multiple goals.  Forms budgets for those
who seek the discipline.

CAREER CHOICES TRUMP INVESTMENT
CHOICES
Sources:  S Anand, WSJ July 6, 2010
Think Job, Then Stocks
“You have more control over what you do
[at] work.    It is going to be the
combination of saving and earning and
wise investing…”  Based on career
choices, fluctuations and longevity, one
should temper your investment
tactics and philosophy.  With more
uncertainty now, investments might be
more conservative.

COMPUTER SECURITY
Sources:  CDW advertisement 6-24-2010
The Economist, June 12, 2010, p. 10
Loose clicks sink ships
WSJ 2-18-2010  p. A3
Hackers mount new strike
WSJ 4-2-2010, p. A15
Prepare for Cyberwar

-  estimates are 1200 laptops are lost
at LAX every day!
-  encrypt everything
-  sounds of individual keystrokes
can be distinguished to eavesdrop
(turn up the radio!)
- incredible global invasion of personal
data by Chinese hackers (care in
clicking on unknown sites)
-  consider cyber security adviser,
security r&d in Rockefeller-
Snowe bill


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