Credit unions and the Data Security Act of 2015

first_imgby: Lysa MyersReceiving an email from my friendly local credit union is seldom something that piques my interest. And unless it’s a breach notification (such as after the Target breach), it’s even more rare for such missives to have anything that’s relevant to my interests in security or privacy. The other day, though, I received an email that was genuinely exciting and informative.The content of this particular email began with an explanation of the costs to consumers and credit unions alike when retail merchants are breached. This struck me as strange; what did they want me to do about that? (Aside from what I’m already doing by speaking to the press and writing a bunch of How-To articles on computer security, that is.) But in the last few sentences, they included a plea for us to contact our local U.S Representative and Senators to support a new data security bill.Data Security Act of 2015Several weeks ago, Representatives Randy Neugebauer (a Republican from Texas) and John Carney (a Democrat from Delaware), Senators Tom Carper (Democrat from Delaware) and Roy Blunt (Republican from Missouri) introduced legislation in the House and Senate, called the Data Security Act of 2015, titled S. 961 and H.R. 2205. This bill is meant to better protect consumers from identity theft and account fraud by establishing a clear set of national standards that would help prevent and respond to data breaches. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Syracuse football’s defensive line is out to prove people wrong

first_img Published on August 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman First Ron Thompson left for the NFL Draft with a year of eligibility remaining. Then graduate transfer Gabe Sherrod backed out of his Syracuse pledge to join Michigan State. And when Jake Pickard dressed in sweats for a recent practice, it couldn’t seem to get any worse for the Orange’s defensive line.Pickard, who was listed as a first-teamer on the post-spring depth chart, is now a backup wearing a brace on his left knee. The only freshman starter, Kendall Coleman, jumped him on the depth chart and 296-pound Chris Slayton shifted from defensive tackle to the outside to help Syracuse at arguably its most depleted unit.“If you’ve got a son or a friend who’s playing defensive end, get excited,” first-year SU head coach Dino Babers said. “Buy some tickets because they’re going to be in the game.”For a team that ranked 12th out of 14 teams in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game, and last in average opponent yards per rush, losing three starters on the defensive line — Thompson, Donnie Simmons Jr. and John Raymon — certainly didn’t help. Instead, Syracuse will rely on an 18-year-old who’s never played a collegiate snap, a converted defensive end who put on eight pounds as he was supposed to anchor the interior with fellow defensive tackle Kayton Samuels this season and a host of others to plug the gaps in SU’s first line of defense.On paper, there’s not much to believe in. But the defensive line is out to provide exactly that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor starters, an ESPN article is pinned on the wall inside Syracuse’s locker room, Pickard told Syracuse.com. It ranks each of the Atlantic Coast Conference front sevens. The Orange is dead last.It’s no surprise given the turnover and youth, two elements that leave more unknowns to be proven than sure bets. On one end, that’s been Syracuse’s hitch when it comes to offseason criticism of the defensive line. On the other, it’s right where the players waiting for their chance in the spotlight want to be.“I just want people to be like, you watch Syracuse, you know, ‘OK, the D-line is bringing it,’” Samuels said. “No matter what age, no matter nothing.”The two “veterans” of the unit are both redshirt sophomores. Samuels was a consistent starter last season and Slayton started five games. Aside from Samuels at nose tackle, don’t expect to see the same player at any of the other three spots up front.Sophomore Steven Clark will get significant minutes. So too will Pickard, presumably, once his injury fully heals. Then there’s graduate transfer De’Jon Wilson at defensive end and freshman McKinley Williams and sophomore Anthony Giudice up front to provide some depth. Slayton, too, may even shift back inside if the Orange has enough to cover on the outside.“Me and Chris are definitely the vets,” Samuels said. “(The young guys) are ready for it, just as much as we were ready for it.”Slayton has the potential to be a breakout star on the defense. He’s the strongest player on the team and showed flashes of domination last season, recording six tackles for loss, good for fourth on the team.“I’m just trying to be comfortable playing end, you know what I’m saying?” Slayton said.Like the unit he leads, Slayton isn’t offering anything extravagant. He and the three others who will line up beside him Friday night aren’t in the position to make those statements given last year’s struggles.But this is a new year. And the defensive line just wants people to wait and see. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football defensive linemen not locked into 1 spot in Tampa 2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Police Nabs Two Men for ‘Murder; of Nigerian in Ganta

first_imgPrime Suspects Aaron Meinmakeh and Oliver Young, in the murder of Mr. Oyiborde O. Wilson, a Nigerian.Officers of the Ganta Police Detail in Nimba County have arrested two persons in connection to the alleged killing of a Nigerian, who was recently found dead few kilometers from his home in Ganta, the county’s bustling commercial hub.According to the Police Crime Services Department, the two suspects, Aaron Meinmakeh and Oliver Young, were arrested on Saturday, July 20, 2019, following a tip-off during police investigation.“Based on information we received from our action agents in the field, we were able to arrest those men from their hideout near the Methodist Compound,” said Redeemer Toe, police Crime Service Department Commander.He identified one Aaron Meinmakeh, 29, as the prime suspect, who police have already charged with murder, while his only accomplice, identified as Oliver Young, was charged with criminal facilitation, pending court trial.The police quoted suspect Aaron Meinmakeh that during a tussle with the victim, he he hit him with the cutlass on his forehead.Suspect Aaron Meinmakeh reportedly admitted to commission of murder, when he said that he held his victim’s head in the shallow water, after he noticed people were coming in directions to arrest him the items he reportedly stole.His friend, Oliver Young, who later reported the action of his friend to the police, was held for conspiring with Aaron by reportedly treating wounds Aaron sustained during a fight with the victim.It can recalled that a Nigerian national, believed to be in his mid-forties, was on Friday, July 12, 2019 discovered dead around the Toweh Yard community in Ganta, after he reportedly went missing for three days.According to police, the man, who was later identified as Oyiborde O. Wilson, a Nigerian, reportedly went missing on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, but his decomposing body was discovered near a creek in the vicinity of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, opposite the Sam Kollie’ Guest House on Sanniquellie/Ganta road.The particular community where the body was found, according to report, has over-grown bushes extending to the swamp.The situation grew out of alarm raised by community members shortly after they suspected an unidentified person, who they mistook for a robber. That night, at about 11:00 p.m., as the community members shouted “rogue, rogue,” Wilson reportedly took his cutlass, under a heavy downpour in pursuit of the suspected robber.Police told the Daily Observer that Wilson did not return home since he left that night until his lifeless body was discovered, decomposing in the nearby swamp few meters away from his residence.With the ongoing development, the head of the Nigerian community in Nimba, Anthony Okoyi expressed sorrow for the death of their kinsman. Okoyi also confirmed that Wilson was chasing after a suspected criminal but, unfortunately, he did not return until he was found dead.Until his death, Wilson was a chain-sawyer who also dealt in planks. He was also a family man blessed with two children; one of them doing well with his businesses in Ganta. His remains have since been buried.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more