Just to prove that data isn’t safe no matter whether it’s physical or on a computer somewhere, documents containing vital information from the Ministry of Children and Family Development were found in a dumpster behind an apartment building. For security this was a serious concern since vital information got leaked, supposedly by an old employee who was required by law to turn in any private information when leaving a government position such as his.
Concern with network safety isn’t enough. There are many ways of obtaining private information that need to be analyzed in order to prevent occurrences such as this from happening where the big mistake was throwing away information.
The article can be found here: http://cyberinsecure.com/private-canadian-childrens-ministry-papers-dumped-in-trash-contain-names-addresses-birth-dates/