Saturday, 14 February 2009

Redaction Revealed

The past week we saw how the settlement between Facebook and ConnectU was hacked revealing the details of the transaction. Apparently, this is not the first time it has happen and many top organisations are exposed to such IT security risk. Managing those risks is fundamental to an organisation’s security policy.

The advent of Portable Documents Formats (PDFs) in addition to other word processing programs made document distribution easier which was then an improvement on Tagged Imaged File Formats (TIFF) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Most organisations use PDFs to redact their electronic documents before distribution. However this can be revealed if not done properly.

The discussion of instances where redacted documents had been revealed leading to the exposure of confidential information is beyond the scope of this post. Essentially, electronic redaction only changes the colour of the font and when copied to an editing program, all the blackouts are revealed.

At an organisational level, the solution lies with individuals understanding of the technology being used before it is deployed. Managers should understand the trade-offs in disseminating information and the cost of security. Checks must be in place to protect sensitive information.

The best solution if you are not sure is never to distribute information to anyone. Another is to get it printed in hard copy and use black marker over the text you don’t want to show. You can also make use of TIFF, which is only an image of the document and losing the consumer friendliness of PDFs.

Further reading:

Redacting with confidence

Copy, Past and Reveal

100 comments:

Crude Oil Trader said...

Just found your blog, great work!

Anonymous said...

Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …

Anonymous said...

Easily I acquiesce in but I dream the post should acquire more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

I will not concur on it. I over polite post. Specially the appellation attracted me to read the whole story.

Anonymous said...

Genial post and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you for your information.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nice article as for me. It would be great to read a bit more concerning that topic. Thank you for giving that material.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic web site, I hadn't noticed blog.mskpetigo.com before in my searches!
Carry on the great work!

Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such stories. I like to read articles like that. Just add some pics :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at blog.mskpetigo.com could post it.

Thanks,
Oliver

Anonymous said...

I seldom leave comments on blogs, but you really impress me, also I have a few questions like to ask, what's your contact details?

-Johnson

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at blog.mskpetigo.com could post it.

Thanks,
Alex

Anonymous said...

good points and the details are more specific than elsewhere, thanks.

- Norman

Anonymous said...

Good day!This was a really fine post!
I come from usa, I was fortunate to discover your blog in bing
Also I learn a lot in your subject really thanks very much i will come every day

Anonymous said...

I confirm. I agree with told all above. Let's discuss this question. Here or in PM.

Anonymous said...

Cool story you got here. I'd like to read something more about that topic. The only thing I would like to see here is some pictures of some gadgets.

Jeff Stepman
phone blocker

Anonymous said...

Completely I share your opinion. In it something is also idea excellent, agree with you.

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to read more soon. BTW, rather nice design you have here, but what do you think about changing it every few months?

Anonymous said...

And what about adding some more pictures? I don’t want to offend anyone, content is really great. But according to the scientists humans acquire info much more effective when they see some helpful pictures.

Lenny Swift
signal blockers

Anonymous said...

Appreciation you as the cognizable critique. I and my neighbour had been just preparing to do some review about this one. We got a seize a soft-cover from our limited library, but i brook I discovered additional from this set up. I'm unreservedly ready and willing to conjure up such wonderful facts fashionable shared freely available.

Anonymous said...

I just added your blog site to my blogroll, I pray you would give some thought to doing the same.

Anonymous said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks as a remedy for this discriminating article, it's very much famous blogs

Anonymous said...

hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:

Anonymous said...

Hey i am suuper boy

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is a question for the webmaster/admin here at blog.mskpetigo.com.

Can I use part of the information from your post right above if I give a backlink back to this site?

Thanks,
John

Anonymous said...

If you could e-mail me with a few suggestions on just how you made your blog look this excellent, I would be grateful.

Anonymous said...

Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!

Anonymous said...

Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, I bookmarked it.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Cheers,
Harry

Anonymous said...

I fool read a few of the articles on your website trendy, and I definitely like your line of blogging. I added it to my favorites web period roster and will be checking stand behind soon. Will check out my site as ok and fail me be acquainted with what you think. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Cheers,
Thomas

Anonymous said...

Vibrant place of reputation! Do not give up!

Moses Sena Kpetigo said...

Thank you all for the comments

Anonymous said...

I love your site theme can you tell us the name of it and where you downloaded it? cheers.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Cheers,
John

Anonymous said...

Thank for extremely great work!

Anonymous said...

Odd guidance. Credit history on the component of this statistics!

Anonymous said...

fantastic submit thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Extremely toasty write-up what person's may believe re also.

Anonymous said...

that is substantial!!!!!!i'm keen the application.

Anonymous said...

Certainly the actual decieve directory. Appreciate it

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Cheers,
Peter

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Thanks,
Alex

Anonymous said...

Lovely webpage, I had not found this before in my queries! Continue the superb job!

Anonymous said...

Most people pointed around finicky subject theme. The strategies presented are extremely worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

any extremely effective website. Even extremely exposing short article. Because of the members.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic items particularly this 1 thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Piece of content bundled your house together with job with the intention that you are able to the blog website!

Anonymous said...

Amazing offer! Selecting!

Anonymous said...

It’s too cool and beautiful to develop and motivate, build up character.

Anonymous said...

Ooohh fantastic info you are writing the item extremely clear. Now i'm extremely purchasing to have it features on your side.

Anonymous said...

These are awesome web content, I appriciate a person's handiwork.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, totally awesome. I am just getting into writing articles myself, nothing remotely close to your writing potential (ha!) but I'd love for you to take my stuff someday!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

Anonymous said...

Love this blog. I’ll be bookmarking this one. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to let us in this whole procedure.

Anonymous said...

Here is the 2nd moment I have encountered your web sites in the last couple weeks. Seems like I ought to bookmark it.

Anonymous said...

Hey I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. You have good views, Keep up the good informative info :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this beneficial article! Make sure you continue to keep it on its way. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, youre going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what weve already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, thats just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I very adore your own posting choice, very remarkable.

Anonymous said...

This is a really nice blog you got here. The theme is great! Color combination is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Very useful list of templates…thanks for the compilation!

Anonymous said...

Hi i am so pleased I found your blog, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching Yahoo for something else, At Any Rate I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a wonderful blog posting and a all round intriguing blog (I also love the theme/design), I do not have time to read it all at the right now but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds.

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is the best article i’ve read in ages!

Anonymous said...

Hi this is amazing site! really perfect and it will be a new inspirations for me

Anonymous said...

Bookmarked! Thank you for this awesome resource.

Anonymous said...

Love this blog. I’ll be bookmarking this one. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I seriously enjoyed reading this blog post. You have discussed a few important things on this website

Anonymous said...

Wish you best luck for the current and next year!There's always room for more thing.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the info. Well done!

Anonymous said...

It is easy to be wise after the event

Anonymous said...

To me it's an extremely desirable post. I'd want to study more concerning this issue.

Anonymous said...

The vast majority of individuals directed that will be finicky subject matter. The rules written get turn out to be useful.

Anonymous said...

Attention-grabbing attribute. Thanks wizard this suggestions!

Anonymous said...

Once another supplied by these guys could be very very useful on the part of us all, Thanks to help alllllll ….

Anonymous said...

Fascinating website.

Anonymous said...

why didn’t I come across this article earlier!!! pretty useful!!!

Anonymous said...

This sort of a great guide caught my personal compassion!

Anonymous said...

Several decent suggestions. Really well thought out

Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog post, lots of helpful knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done… Regards…

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for a fantastic post which helped me to on the way, I am thankful for all your strive in studying along with penning this blog site

Anonymous said...

I am not a person who is easily delighted but I have to say your work blew me away. So much ideas and relevant detaisl that you put into it made me see your point of view. Thanks for communicating your reasonable inputs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful article, a bunch of high-quality material. I’m going to point out to my girlftriend and ask them the things they think.

Anonymous said...

Personally it's a really desirable article. I'd love to study a little more concerning this particular subject.

Anonymous said...

Excellent info. I've undoubtedly discovered something totally new today! Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful articles. I'll certainly often be writing a blog as well as downloading and sharing it. Just what I believed i was trying to find.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the info. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a wonderful journey as well as a great encounter by reading through your blog

Anonymous said...

This was really interesting. I loved reading it

Anonymous said...

I think, that you are mistaken. I suggest it to discuss. Write to me in PM.

Anonymous said...

The author is really cool. But some of the commentators are just posting stupid words.

Anonymous said...

Great details appreciate it carefully track ensuring your success.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at blog.mskpetigo.com.

May I use part of the information from your post above if I give a backlink back to your site?

Thanks,
Alex

Anonymous said...

Let him so. While writing on this subject can be sufficient. But really nothing new.

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at blog.mskpetigo.com have a mirror or another source?


Thanks,
Thomas

Anonymous said...

Realy sharp blog , thanks. I m working all days and dont have heretofore to search , but on your place ist everythink.