Archive for August, 2011
Background of the Study for Student Record System

The ever changing trend in technology brought the necessity for the automation of everything from paper-and-pen based to absolute computer domination. The overwhelming emergence of computers paved way to easier access of information that leads to increased production, efficiency and reliability.

The increasing urbanity of modern information system allows the information and communication technologies to be utilized in different actions. In fact, the educational institutions are one of the leading users of computer applications in order to manage student data.

Student Record System (SRS) is a computer application that deals with the generation, collection, organization, storage, retrieval and dissemination of recorded knowledge. SRS provide capabilities for entering student information, building a student record and managing other student – related data needs in the school.

In the light of recent high profile cases there is increased emphasis being placed on all institutions to be able to demonstrate good record management. The effective management of records ensures sound decisions based on full, accurate and up-to-date information and by ensuring that the underlying principles behind those decisions can be traced, scrutinized and justified as necessary.

This breakthrough gave way to the development of databases which became useful for storing data for important information.
In the development of database management system, the organization of storage of data was prioritized. A DBMS controls the creation, maintenance and use of the database storage structures of educational institutions of their users. It allows institutions to place control of institution wide database development in the hands of Database Administrators (DBAs) and other specialists.

An SRS provide the following benefits:
1. It helps facilitate decisions about courses students should take and assist with problems that may arise
2. It assist with monitoring accountability and future planning
3. It helps teachers make instructional decisions and to obtain specific information that may assist in working with a student
4. It helps evaluate the success of various programs in a certain curriculum

Philippine Cupid

Philippine Cupid

Filipinocupid.com (also known as “philippine heart”, “filipino heart”, “filipina cupid”, or fc, fh for short) is a dating site. Although, philippine cupid is focused on Filipino men and women, there is huge presence of westerners there (mostly European & American males). The on line dating interface of the site is similar to the every grown genre of race specific dating sites (i.e. thai cupid, japan cupid, korean cupid, dominican cupid, columbian cupid, latina cupid, caribbean cupid and all the other cupid dating sites).

Philippine culture can be found among the profiles of the members, however the language on the site is almost exclusively English (with some spanish, french, italian and almost no tagalog). Western men will quickly see that they are the primary target of many (if not most) of the filipinas on filipino cupid. The same cannot be said of some of the other “cupid dating” sites.

Although the site is completely legitimate, popular and well done, members should be careful of the MANY date scams, romance scams and fake date profiles on the site.

ia awareness training

Information Assurance Awareness Training


NIST Special Publication 800-50, is a regulation dedicated to IA Awareness Training



NIST SP 800-5, Building an Information Technology Security Awareness & Training Program


The 800-50 includes guidance on development and sustainment of an awareness & training IT Security (aka information assurance training) program for all users, employees and supervisors within an organization. Having a training program is mandated by the Federal Information Security Act of 2002.

IA Awareness Training – Roles & Responsibilities

Agency heads – must ensure that high priority is given to effective security awareness and training for employees. Appoint a CIO
CIO – Establish overall strategy, funding, tracking and report is in place for the IT security awareness and training program
IT Security Program Manager – tactical deployment, development and maintenance of the IT security & awareness program.
Managers – responsible for complying with IT security awareness program. Work with CIO and IT Security Program Managers to share responsibility. Ensure all users are trained to fulfill their security roles before access is giving. Promote professional development and certification of the IT staff.
Users – largest audience in any organization and are the single most important group of people who can help to reduce unintentional errors.


800-50 calls learning a “continuum”. The continuum of learning starts awareness and builds into education.
Awareness – awareness is not training. Awareness focuses on security concerns to ensure users are mindful of basic rules and issues in a given environment.


Awareness is not training. The purpose of awareness presentations is simply to focus attention on security. Awareness presentations are intended to allow individuals to recognize IT security concerns and respond accordingly. – 800-50

Training – is a formal focused method to develop a skill for job performance.
Training strives to produce relevant and needed security skills and competencies – 800-50


Education – combines multidisciplinary areas into a common body of knowledge.



Education integrates all of the security skills and competencies of the various functional specialties into a common body of knowledge . . . and strives to produce IT security specialists and professionals capable of vision and pro-active response. –800-50

What Do You Love? (by google)

Google has a search tool call “What do you love?” You type in whatever you “love” and it gives you results of books, video, emails, products and items related to what you typed in.

I am a HUGE fan of Google despite my fear of the organization potential power and inevitable growth into our personal lives. So I type in something I love.. SEX.

And it gave me kittens. WTF
Why does google hate sex? I don’t get it.
The only thing better than Google would be a Google that does not wuss out about sex and porn because it might offend people. Google is pretty strict on pornography.

They recently got tough on religions. They recently removed churches from their non-profit list. I guess Google allows non-profits the ability to get Google Ads free! Which shows some sort of backbone although some religious organizations are incredible (and REAL non-profits) so I hope they don’t to secular on that decision.

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION*Scam

From: F.B.I.
Date: 11/10/08 11:21:31
Subject: ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
Website: www.fbi.gov
DATE: 10/11/2008

ATTENTION FUND BENEFICIARY,

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL ADVICE FROM THE F.B.I. FOREIGN REMITTANCE/TELEGRAPHIC DEPT., IT
HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT 49.5 MILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN PAID INTO THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA IN YOUR NAME AS THE BENEFICIARY, BY INHERITANCE MEANS.

ACCORDING TO RECORDS, THE SECRET DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT METHOD OF PAYMENT S.T.D.P WAS USED
TO COMPLETE THESE PAYMENTS, THROUGH WIRE TRANSFER, BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH
FACILITIES TO EFFECT THIS PAYMENT FROM THE H.S.B.C BANK IN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM TO
YOUR ACCOUNT.

THEY ARE STILL, WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION FROM YOU ON THE ALREADY TRANSFERRED FUNDS
WHICH WAS MADE IN DIRECT TRANSFER SO THAT THEY CAN DO FINAL CREDITING TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
SECRET DIPLOMATIC PAYMENTS ARE NOT MADE UNLESS THE FUNDS ARE RELATED TO TERRORIST
ACTIVITIES. WHY DID YOU NOT RECEIVE THE MONEY DIRECTLY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, WHICH IS A
PURE CODED MEANS OF PAYMENT?

RECORDS WHICH WE HAVE HAD WITH THIS METHOD OF PAYMENT IN THE PAST HAS ALWAYS BEEN
RELATED TO TERRORIST ACTS, WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET INTO TROUBLE AS SOON AS THESE
FUNDS REFLECT IN YOUR ACCOUNT IN THE U.S.A, SO IT IS OUR DUTY, AS A WORD WIDE
COMMISSION TO CORRECT THIS LITTLE PROBLEM BEFORE THIS FUND WILL BE CREDITED INTO YOUR
PERSONAL ACCOUNT.

DUE TO THE INCREASED DIFFICULTY AND UNNECESSARY SCRUTINY BY THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES
WHEN FUNDS COME FROM OUTSIDE OF EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST, THE F.B.I BANK COMMISSION
FOR EUROPE HAS STOPPED THE TRANSFER ON ITS WAY TO DELIVER PAYMENT OF $1,500,000.00 TO
DEBIT YOUR RESERVE ACCOUNT AND PAY YOU THROUGH A SECURED DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT ACCOUNT
(S.D.T.A). WE GOVERN AND OVERSEE FUNDS TRANSFER FOR THE WORLD BANK AND THE REST OF THE
WORLD.

WE ADVICE YOU CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY, AS THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN STOPPED AND ARE BEING
HELD IN OUR CUSTODY ,UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH A DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL
OF TRANSFER (DIST), WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE WORLD LOCAL BANK THAT AUTHORISED THE
TRANSFER
FROM WHERE THE FUNDS WAS TRANSFERRED FROM, TO CERTIFY THAT THE FUNDS THAT YOU ARE
ABOUT TO RECEIVE ARE ANTI TERRORIST/DRUG FREE OR, WE SHALL HAVE CAUSE TO CROSS AND
IMPOUND THE PAYMENT. WE SHALL RELEASE THE FUNDS IMMEDIATELY WE RECEIVE THESE LEGAL
DOCUMENTS.
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We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof
from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the
amount involved we want to make sure it’s clean and legal money you are about to
receive. Be informed that the funds are now in the United States of America in your
name , but right now we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that
comes to them , unless we ask them to do so, because we have to carry out our
investigations first before releasing the funds to you. Note that the fund is in the
BANK OF AMERICA right now, but we have asked them not to credit the fund to you yet,
because we need solid proof and verifications from you before releasing the funds.

So to this regards you are to re-assure and proof to us that what you are about to
receive is a clean money by sending to us FBI Identification Record and also
Diplomatic
Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to satisfy to us that the money your about to receive
is
legitimate and real money. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you
have it in your possession, if you don’t have it let us know so that we will direct
and
inform you where to obtain the document and send to us so that we will ask the bank
holding the funds the Bank Of America to go ahead Crediting your account immediately.

This Documents are to be issued to you from the World Local Bank that Authorized the
transfer, so get back to us immediately if you don’t have the document so that we will
inform you the particular place to obtain the document in United Kingdom U.K, because
we
have come to realize that the fund was Authorized by H.S.B.C Bank London, United
Kingdom.

An FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) often
referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain
information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with
arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military
service.

THIS CONDITION IS VALID UNTIL 20TH OF NOVEMBER 2008 AFTER WE SHALL TAKE ACTIONS ON
CANCELLING THE PAYMENT.BENEFICIARY FUNDS WILL BE RELEASED ON CONFIRMATION OF THE
DOCUMENT.

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FINAL INSTRUCTION:
60F CREDIT PAYMENT INSTRUCTION: IRREVOCABLE CREDIT GUARANTEE
61E BENEFICIARY HAS FULL POWER WHEN VALIDATION IS CLEARED
62 BENEFICIARIES BANK IN U.S.A., CAN ONLY RELEASE FUNDS-
62 UPON CONFIRMATION FROM THE WORLD BANK/UNITED NATIONS.
64 BEARERS MUST CLEAR BANK PROTOCOL AND VALIDATION REQUEST

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NOTE: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-
to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of
Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights.. If you fail to
provide the Documents to us, we will charge you with the FBI and take our proper
action
against you for not proofing to us the legitimate of the fund you are about to
receive.

The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations
for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own
Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
processes these requests to check illegal activities in U.S.A.

Julie Bennett
Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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Training & Certification: Risk Management Framework (RMF) steps

Distinguishing among the Risk Management Framework (RMF) steps

Risk Management Framework from NIST SP 800-37

Training & Certification: Risk Management Approach to Security Authorization

Understand the Risk Management Approach to Security Authorization

The concept of management of information security risks across an enterprise is discussed in 800-39. An organization takes a multitier approach to the risk management at the organizational, mission, and system levels. Risk management framework is a process that is broken down in NIST 800-37, Risk Management Framework. The CAP addresses the following:

    Distinguish between applying risk management principles and satisfying compliance requirements
    Identify and maintain information systems inventory
    Understand the criticality of securing information
    Understand organizational operations

Distinguish between applying risk management principles and satisfying compliance
Risk management includes satisfying compliance. Even though some controls may not be able to be made fully compliant due to limited resources, residual risk to the organization can still be mitigated and managed. – Concepts of NIST SP 800-37, Guide of RMF

Identifying and maintaining information system (IS) inventory is addressed in NIST 800-37, Risk Management Framework, 800-18, System Security Plan & 800-64, System Development Life Cycle. 800-37 addresses inventory of the IS in RMF Step 1 – Categorization of IS. Of the tasks of categorization includes information system registration which begins with by identifying the information system in the system inventory. This is documented in the security plan. NIST SP 800-18 discusses how the inventory is documents, and logically separates the system authorization boundary. That inventory is maintained and monitored throughout the life cycle of the IS (from imitation to disposal and from categorization to monitoring of the system).

A CAP candidate can understand the criticality of security information from reading FIPS 199, categorization of federal information systems.

Understanding the organizational operations of the system is imperative to a CAP candidate for the purpose of scope guidance described in NIST SP 800-53.

Hong Kong Bank Scam!

Complement of the day,

Although you might be apprehensive about my email as we have not met
before,My name is Mr Song Li le I work with the Hang Seng Bank.There
were no beneficiaries stated concerning these funds which means no one
would ever come forward to claim it. That is why I ask that we work
together so as to have the sum transfered out of my bank into your
account. Note that all is well planned as we shall do this inline with all legal
and banking requirements. All I need from you is your willingness,
trust and commitment.

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we
shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the
necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Colonel
Sadiq Uday, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to
provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will
also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary
approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds
to an account that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all
in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the
attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning
this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank
account we shall then share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you.

Should you be interested please send me your,

1,Full names,
2,private phone number,
3,current residential address

Regards,
Mr Song Lile.

Fedex Delivery Letter scam

FEDERAL EXPRESS (FedEx), WEST AFRICA
LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Dear Valued Customer ,

Top of the day to you. You are welcome to FedEx West Africa. In respect to your mail which indicates for the release of your package, Nisreen Ahmed told me he was going to contact you regarding the package he dropped with us at our branch office here in West Africa . The package which is sealed contains a check of $800,000(Eight Hundred Thousand States Dollars) and is right here on my desk waiting for it to be dispatched.

You can as well come down to this branch to pick up your package . Nisreen Ahmed came to our branch office last week to place your check on out going 24Hours delivery; he has already paid for the insurance fee and the delivery charges. But he did not pay for the security keeping fee which serves as demurrage due to the fact that we did not know when you will be contacting us via mail or phone to inform us that we have your enveloped type package in which the check is included, so we advised him not to pay for the security keeping fee of the package to the company yet but we informed him to contact you on time so you will not have to pay more than $350 USD on demurrage.

Please we do not operate COD (Cash-On-Delivery) on this type of fee. (This serves as the demurrage fee)

All you need to do right now to get your enveloped type package in which the check is included delivered to your door step is to go ahead and pay the security keeping fee of the company. So far, the fee is $350 USD only. You are to come up with this fee as to process the delivery of your package for immediate dispatch. Once you make the payment of the security keeping fee, I shall send to you the Scanned Copy of the Airway Bill and the package order number as well as the package tracking number in which you can use to check your package status at the FedEx branch nearest to you and also on our website online.

Payment should be made via western union money transfer only for security purpose in our accounting officer’s name. The payment details are listed below.

Name: Obazee Jeffery
Address: Lagos, Nigeria .
Text Question to be used: Relationship?
Text Answer: brother

Once you make the payment you are required to send the following for the final processing of the package airway bill and tracking number.

Your Full Name:
Your Full Delivery Address:
Your Phone Number:
The MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) as given to you at the western union

Get back to me with the information requested above, So that your package can be released for dispatch. Note that your tracking number and the scanned copy of the airway bill would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been confirmed by us.

Have a wonderful time. Please call me anytime you need any assistance.
Regards
Mr. Bruce Williams
Senior Dispatch Director.
Tel:(+234) 0757410432

Date.ca Nigerian Scam

I joined Date.ca and recieved a im from someone callng himself John Eric. Stating he read my profile and wanted to know if I would like to chat. So I read his profile and agreed to chat. He said he lived in Sarasota, Florida, and that he was divorced and his daughter lived in London with ex-wife who had cheated on him with a best friend. He had just moved to Florida in May. He said he was an engineer contractor. After chatting a couple of times on the date servcie he asked me to contact him on yahoo messanger. So I finally did and after a week of chatting he informed me he was going to Africa to supervise a building project for 2 week and hoped we could still continue emailing. He became very amourous very quickly stating he was falling in love with me and would like to come and see me after work was completed in Africa. When I would ask questions sometimes he would answer or he would not answer and change the subject with talk of his undying love and devotion for me. Or his computor would stop working. Suppossedly becasue of the distance. I quite enjoyed conversing with him and we seemed to click. He stated that he wanted to marry me and that he believed God was calling us together. It’s been 3 week chatting for hours together and 2 days ago he stated something bad had happened. When I enquired what it was he said he didn’t want to bother me with his problems. When I enquired more he told me he had come back to his apartment finding that someone had stolen his wallet, all his money and important papers as well as recent pictures of his daughter. He’d reported them stolen but would not be able to get them replaced for4 working days. He stated he had not eaten and didn’t know what to do. I made some suggestions on how he could possibly get some help US Embassy, go to a medical clinic, local church get some help anywhere. He said he was to proud and did not want to beg. I should not worry myself. That God would provide. The next day he said he needed to ask me a favor. He hadn and’t eaten for 2 days now had no money for his anti malaria dose and was wondering if I could help him out by sending him just a bit of money to get by till monday when he should be getting his new credit cards and he would remburse me then and was still planning to come and see me in Canada by thursday. I was starting to get mixed messages from him. He said he would book his flight on friday Canada(yet he didn’t have any credit cards to do that) that I would see him by thursday morning and promised me the world. He gave me information on how to send a western union money order and the secret questions I should answer so it was safe. And that I should put the name of his driver on the check. Red flags. I said to him why wouldn’t I put your name on the check. He stated I have to stay working at my office and it takes 2 hours to get downtown to bank. He said he trusted his driver and knew him well and I should not worry. His driver was well known and a good friend and he had his reasons to trust the guy. I finally stated to him I feel like something here is wrong and I do not feel right about doing this. He said he understood and then said he was wrong to ask me to do this and this was his problem and not to worry and asked me to forgive him and it would never happen again. He still was in love with me and wanted to marry me. I felt really confused at first and then a friend phoned and told me about this sight to read it and I’m sure it is the same guy. I will leave the address he gave me so you all can see it. His picture looks like a very handsome model type Italian. 46 years old. Name John Eric. His profile was in American singles. ( I informed staff there of this persons fraudulent behavior, they cancelled his profile). I tried to get more information so I’ve pretended to change my mind and state that I am willing to offer financial support. Telling him my banker will send a check to the USA Embassy but I need some Id from him, and a phone number or address where a driver from the US embassy can pick him up so he can recieve this check. No response yet but we’ll see what happens and if I can get info then I will report him.

His mailing address and Drivers name are:

Endurance Njoku
21 Ikosi Road
Lagos City
Ikeja
23401
Nigeria

Everyone please be careful of people who sound too good to be true, who offer you the world even before meeting you, who use alot of romantic talk right aways, who declare undying love and devotion and move at a really quick pace. Don’t be confused with this and if they ask for help financially or for help with getting a visa don’t buy into it.