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Dyman Associates Risk Management: 10 lessons learned from major retailers' cyber breaches

There has been extensive adverse publicity surrounding what has become the largest data breach in the retail industry, affecting Target and two other U.S. retailers. In November-December 2013, cyber thieves executed a well-planned intrusion into Target’s computer network and the point-of-sale terminals at its 1,800 stores around the holiday season and successfully obtained not only 40 million customers’ credit and debit card information, but also non-card customer personal data for as many as 70 million customers. In addition, 1.1 million payment cards from Neiman Marcus and 3 million cards used at Michaels were reportedly exposed.

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3200/3300 W. Washington Block scheduled to be repaved

Got an email from the CDOT Commissioner. Our block will be resurfaced under the Mayors' expanded pavement resurfacing this fall. HOT DOG.

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Garfield Park Heroin Hut

Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

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Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

Why doesn't the government promote urban renewal as it has done in many neighborhoods? Safety is a primary requisite for neighborhoods to get better.

Is it the leadership? Some adjacent wards have had good progress these past few years because of good leadership. But not in 28.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/now-khorasan-group-231408644.html

Take a look at CBS news from last night.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Voting is a powerful revenge. Too bad more don't use that powerful tool and get rid of those who do not serve them. Those who do a good job should be rewarded by being re elected. But seems like the lack of voting assures those who do a bad job can just stay in office for decades.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Simply put, If you want a real solution to the drug war, you Vote Libertarian.

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Any thoughts on CPD Foot Patrol in your area?

We had a frustrating Sat night. 12-25 small kids were running around on a federally subsidized section 8 building on the 3200/3300 W. Maypole block unsupervised. They were ages 1-7. Private security said that CPD foot patrol would go out. Believe it or not, Foot patrol could not get those toddlers and tikes under control!!!!

Anybody else experiencing the cat and mouse game of patrol walks, element moves; only to return say 3-5 min later? Seems this is a tremendous...

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We had a frustrating Sat night. 12-25 small kids were running around on a federally subsidized section 8 building on the 3200/3300 W. Maypole block unsupervised. They were ages 1-7. Private security said that CPD foot patrol would go out. Believe it or not, Foot patrol could not get those toddlers and tikes under control!!!!

Anybody else experiencing the cat and mouse game of patrol walks, element moves; only to return say 3-5 min later? Seems this is a tremendous WASTE of taxpayer $$.

No curfew violations written. No kids taken to their parents. Is this where training starts on the streets at age 1-7?

Anybody else got stories of ineffective FOOT PATROL?

Lets talk about it and send the link to the Police Board.

  • DUH... a broken ineffective welfare program??? A set up for failure since day one, but I guess our government thought all black people and others who refuse to accept Imperialist Anglo-saxon culture would be dead and gone by now. Wish people would use real names on here and take OFF THE HOOD. If you don't like it... look me up: Susan Mullan

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    You're right Blackworld, not everyone allows their kids outside at all hours to disrupt and cause general mayhem. Shocker! I can only imagine what your kids are out doing, if you consider it okay for that behavior to go on. Guess you thought you were safe, acting like that over...

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    You're right Blackworld, not everyone allows their kids outside at all hours to disrupt and cause general mayhem. Shocker! I can only imagine what your kids are out doing, if you consider it okay for that behavior to go on. Guess you thought you were safe, acting like that over in GP, but guess what, the times, they is a 'changin'. That behavior is being noticed and it's not appreciated in neighborhoods where people actually care about their community, their property and their neighbors. And if you DON'T allow your kids to behave like that, (which I'm sure you are going to immediately be defensive again, and claim it's a race thing) then, you shouldn't have a problem with people wanting to make sure these kids are okay and being provided for in a loving way. Any kid that wants to be on the street for all hours of the night, probably has a terrible home life and it should probably be looked into. Susan Mullan? Give me a break......make things up much?

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Neighborhood Talk

Do anyone know what is going on with the large building at 3263 W Fulton blvd ? It is often open. It is an eye sore on the block.

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Updated 3 days ago

East Garfield Park Cleaning Up Yet?

Thinking about buying a SFH in EGP. Around Madison & California. If we purchase, we promise to do our part to keep it clean and safe. (Sweep, cut grass, plant flowers, call police, rally the neighbors, develop a phone tree, community flower garden, block by block).

Anybody out there purchase a property in that community and loving it?

Thoughts please?
Lynne

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    I hear you GPB. And for any of you out there interested in purchasing anywhere, get yourself a GREAT lawyer. You'll be glad you did! Cheap out and you'll pay in the long run. (Just my thought).

    This is not the one for us. Just wanted folks to know whats...

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    I hear you GPB. And for any of you out there interested in purchasing anywhere, get yourself a GREAT lawyer. You'll be glad you did! Cheap out and you'll pay in the long run. (Just my thought).

    This is not the one for us. Just wanted folks to know whats out there

    And yes, $44K is a STELLAR price, but there are still a few drug selling, gang and ne'er do-well issues that come along as a "rider" of sorts. And in regard to this particular property area, issues abound. But again, its up to the individual. Do you have a what it takes to pioneer? You will need the patience of a saint, a sense of humor like Bernie Mac and the energy of a 20 year old, but oh the rewards you will reap...

    Lynne McDaniel
    Goddess of WOW!

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    FYI everyone. The property link I listed is now under contract. Hope it's a great neighbor and they appreciate the historic value of the property and help revitalize the community.

    Lynne McDaniel
    Goddess of WOW!
    West of Western

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Elliott and Associates Strategic Planning Review Europe Tokyo Paris Asia 2014 Markedsføringsstrategi

Stund ferien årstid er utvilsomt en travel periode for små bedrifter, er det viktig å sette av tid til å planlegge din markedsføringsstrategi for år fremover. Hvordan vil du fortsette å opprettholde og utvide virksomheten din i 2014? Hvilke planer har du å holde bedriften på rett spor og holde foran konkurrentene?

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Envision & Wonder Magazine Contest & Open Submission!

Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

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Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

2. There’s a CLUSTER CALL. In case you were wondering that Is an Open Submission for all Types of Artists. We are seeking anyone interested in Ad Spaces, Previews,Working titles, Works in Progress, Concept Art & Illustration, Articles, Reviews,Comic Strips, Graphic Novel Teasers, Fine Art, and Music.

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Voters and Housing

@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay...

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@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay them $ 75.00 for a few hours work. Yet they are not the only ones who keeps voting them in.
Where do you get your statistics ?Where do you expect low wage & no income people to live after almost 25-30,000 housing units were demolished(projects) and the severe foreclosure crisis, not to mention high unemployment rates of minorities in Chicago.This was done by design. Please read :University of Chicago Press, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Many of us were once middle-class homeowners & working people (now low-income)who were hit hard during U.S.Economic Crisis and are still trying to recover.

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New Democratic Party

The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection,...

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The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection, more positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups, and generally liberal on racial issues

I have lots of information about my campaign, but it does not reflect the role of the Chicago New Democratic party, I opted on having two to three events exclusively about the Chicago New Democratic party next week (so you can view this as advertising).

Because the party hasn't officially started yet and I don't even know if I'll be one of its' officers... I stayed away from writing anything about the future political entity

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Updated Sep 23

Two plans and lots of similarities between the two

I came across an article in the Tribune called, "A new plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal our city", and it very similar to my own plan for the 28th ward. I encourage everyone to read the article (Chicago Tribune, Sunday, September 21, 2014). There are few differences, but they have more similarities.

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Updated Sep 23

Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think it takes 450 signatures to get on the ballot right? I signed one for my neighbor and will sign one for anyone who wants to run.

  • 473 signatures are need.

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The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know...

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    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know and possibly ain't got a clue.

    Explain to us, for the edification of our liberation and in one or two syllable words, what is a "capitalist economy.

    Give some examples of your vision and foundation to encourage genuine interest and potential participation in your ethos.

    See me, William, on YOUTUBE: "VACANT LOT PSYCHIC". Cleaning up our community will make it more "Investment Worthy".

    SEL

  • I watched your video and I found it very insightful. Thank you for sharing (this is much needed).

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Stay on it. Read, read and read, and pray for comprehension.

    Also see "WAR ON FILTH".

Sep 22

Urine Trouble: How Can the CTA Keep Its Elevators Free of Pee?

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Updated Sep 20

Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

  • there are several people running.so far I think its 6.there is a 28th ward facebook page.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting...

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    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting the 28th ward back on its feet. Returning the power back to the hard working residents and not the gang-bangers, drug dealers, drug addicts, connected business owners and corrupt politicians.

    I'd beware of Jason Ervin stepping down before his term ends, only for Rahm to appoint another bought-off Alderman to vote with him 100%. Be cautious of this! Jason Ervin CAN BE BOUGHT-OFF!!

    Let's get it right this upcoming election.

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Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

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