Friday, December 16, 2016

Sensitive Material Unsecured?

Not in Chicago we hope - damn, it IS Chicago:
  • Chicago has spent nearly $140 million over the last decade to build a Big Brother network of 2,700 public safety surveillance cameras but has not taken steps either to limit access to authorized personnel or ensure that the system is properly maintained, the inspector general concluded Tuesday.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not dispute the findings of Joe Ferguson’s latest audit. Instead, the mayor promised to tighten things up.

    “They have valid points about the need for oversight in the sense of access, etc.,” the mayor said.
Millions of dollars for connected contracts and almost none to actually secure the networks. Supposedly, Hillary's I.T. guy is on the short list for setting up the camera servers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is with everything technical that the City does. They buy in, usually with grant money which covers the buy-in. But no thought is given to upkeep or support.

And soon it breaks down and gathers dust. A waste of money.

12/16/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually The Prez elect has already given that contract To a Russian Firm because they have proven to be highly efficient at controlling the American masses

12/16/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am retired from the job and of Medicare age so I pay them about $ 1,452.00 per year for parts A and B. Medicare is not free. For the city BCBS PPO plan about $1880.00 yearly is taken out of the pension checks presently. Your part D costs depend what tier (1-5), drugs you take with 5 being the most expensive. I had to get a Medicare gap plan because of being in tier 5. So now I will pay $2340.00 for the gap plan and $1956.00 for part D for 2017. So $2416.00 more in 2017. Also for the past 5 months I have been fighting with the city to get approval on a specialty drug. I know what the city is doing, they are just running out the clock until Dec 31 so they don't have to pay for it as the city is self insured and pays out the benefits.

12/16/2016 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is/was a democrat administration. What??? You expect them to think of everything? They have far weightier matters on their minds. It's republicans that worry about the nitpicking stuff.

12/16/2016 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not an I.T. job... This requires several full security specialist to secure this material... But keep training recruits to show up on time, read off the forgotten, and eat lunch... I got no faith in this department. Just make sure you got insurance when u retire

12/16/2016 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As our beloved president would say, "Shit happens".

12/16/2016 03:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...


12/16/2016 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, half the cameras are broken anyway.

12/16/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the idiots that run OEMC all got free family vacations from the vendors.

the option was secured networks or free vacations.

its all part of rahm's transparency policy.........

12/16/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to make an assumption, an yes I know what happens when I assume something. But if these 2,700 public safety cameras are set up in public places, observing/recording public activities, what right to "an expectation of privacy" is being violated?
Who cares who sees what as long as the incident being viewed is not erased?
I'm sure the taxpayers and not the city of Chicago paid for all this, let them see what's going on in this democratic sanctuary city.
Like I said at the beginning, I'm making an assumption these cameras are in public places.


12/16/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

it should not be this difficult technology wise...
the problem is making sure the correct asshat gets the contract and is properly greased.
this is the chicago way...
i would also be curious regarding who supplied the new unwanted speed bumps all over town. that had to have been a slippery deal me when i say we don't drag race in our alley.
g_d bless all of you that lay your life on the line for us regular working folks.

12/16/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a skinny Greek cop who bought a Mercedes to be cool like his suburban friends, but then can't afford the maintenance or repairs because it's a Mercedes.

12/16/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over $50,000 per camera!

12/16/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe a Tech Serv guy can chime in and give an accurate percentage of video captures.
Det Div gets better video from private street level cameras than those 'grainy-pointed everywhere but' street pole cameras that are usually not working anyway. Your money well spent again. One thing for sure, Rahm's Red Light Cams are quick to capture my plate.
And what good is a video without a witness, a court date and a jailable conviction?
Please don't blame the User or Tech, it's the Management on every level.
If this access was such a problem, why wasn't it addressed 10 years ago when it was installed?

While I got you, give me an event number for a POD Mission.

12/16/2016 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not an I.T. job... This requires several full security specialist to secure this material... But keep training recruits to show up on time, read off the forgotten, and eat lunch... I got no faith in this department. Just make sure you got insurance when u retire

12/16/2016 02:58:00 AM
Full security specialist see rahm he what 28 of them on his detail! sorry they are all titled that but in reality are overpaid valets, now "get my coffee" "take my cleaning" "drive my family" If rahm was fiscally responsible his family and himself would use uber, ok he wants protection take the black commander (appearances matter) from the detail and he could sit next to him in back seat of uber imagine the millions we would save and rahm that would be "change we definitely believe in!"

12/16/2016 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geez half the stuff is broke already.

12/16/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retired coppers are getting fukked no doubt. We will all be there one day.

12/16/2016 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPIC room cost a ton and half of the stuff doesnt work right and the room will shut off for no reason occasionally bit thankfully u can watch pods that cant catch crap. How many pc,s running xp? How many broken fax machines printers pdts but in car cameras fixed quickly and gps updates to suvs.

12/16/2016 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 years as a detective and hundreds of POD videos between myself and others and I can't think of one offender identified by a POD camera. At best you can see some action, or a car but nothing good enough to solve a case. CTA on the other hand did it right.

12/17/2016 06:16:00 AM  
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