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RustyBrick Security Breach?

Published January 18, 2010

Sunday morning, like always, I come to the office to do some weekend work. This Sunday, I noticed that the door would not open. I then look again and I see that the door was pushed through and cracked. This is a bit hard to explain, but the front door is a pull to open, from the outside. The door some how was pushed through and jammed so that the deadbolt piece was on the opposite side of the door.

I took a picture on my iPhone of the front of the door. Here it is:

Security Breach at RustyBrick?

I showed the door to the office management people this morning and they were convinced someone tried to break in. I was not too convinced. Honestly, if someone wanted to break in, they could. They can kick in the door. The servers and computers are in other areas that are much more secure. Plus, nothing was taken from the office and it looked very clean.

I suspected that someone from the cleaning crew tried to slam the door close a bit too hard on Friday night.

We have an access control system at RustyBrick, mostly because I hate keys (not for security). So we looked up the logs. It appears that the cleaning crew's ID card tried to access the front door a dozen times within a minute or so. So, it appears (don't have complete evidence) that the cleaning crew tried to get into the office a few times but somehow was having problems. There is no reason to open the front door a dozen times within a single minute or so.

We work in a very safe area. In fact, it was rated the safest place in America in 2009. Plus, with the details I have and listed above, I doubt this was really a security issue. Also, who would want to harm us? Doesn't everyone love us?

I figured this would make a good topic to write about, given that now everyone is talking about security after the Google China incident. Of course, this security is more of physical in nature, as opposed to virtual in nature.

In any event, we might invest in a security camera system. They are fairly inexpensive these days and can come in handy in the future.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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