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Bottom Line I.T | August 28, 2018

Bottom Line IT
September 7, 2018 3:00 PM

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Bottom Line I.T. with Mike Maddox and Amy Mumby 
August 28, 2018

Segment 1
Industroyer: An in-depth look at the culprit behind Ukraine's power grid blackout

Earlier this year, the city of Kiev (Ukraine) experienced an hour long power outage. The power outage was not caused by weather, but rather a cyberattack. After further investigation, the root cause of the cyberattack was caused by Industroyer (aka malware). While this isn’t the first of it’s kind, this type of cyberattack is proving itself to be very popular.

Segment 2
5 Game-Changing Features for iPhones and iPads in the iOS 12 Beta 6

Hold onto your seats, Apple users! Here are 5 game-changing features for iPhones and iPads. For the Apple users at the ASK office, we are especially excited about the new Book app features along with a new clean layout and an easier navigation. One feature that we frown upon is Safari’s ability to autofill your login credentials – while it might seem like a great idea, we prefer to use password managers like LastPass in its place.

Segment 3
Law firm cybersecurity 'an imperative' as clients make demands clear

Like many other businesses, law firms are becoming a prime target. However, law firms seem to be feeling the pressure from their clients now more than ever. One law firm states that “every RFP now requires them to disclose how they protect confidential information.” Some law firms are expected to have high levels of cybersecurity measures in place, if not, clients might take their business elsewhere. This just goes to show that cybersecurity is not just a decision for internal purposes. It’s something that businesses can differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Segment 4
'Machines As A Service': Industry 4.0 Powers OEM Aftermarket Revenue Growth

We’ve heard of hardware-as-a-service and software-as-a-service, but now we are being introduced to machine-as-a-service. Machine-as-a-service enables manufacturers to move from a product-sale sales cycle to a structure that is based on machine use and service. Machine-as-a-service is said to have several long term benefits like closer relationships with buyers, higher customer satisfaction, and ongoing streams of income.

Segment 5
How Amazon, Chipotle and Macy's Have Potentially Lost Millions on Website Crashes

Is your website ready for an influx of traffic? For many small businesses, this isn’t something of concern. But for medium and large businesses, especially retailers, consumers are expecting that your website is dependable. The truth is, even the big conglomerates like Amazon, Macy’s and Chipotle have all experienced website crashes on very important launch days. Amazon on Prime Day, Macy’s on Black Friday, and the worst one yet, Chiptole crashed on Guac Day! What we can take away from this: if it can happen to Amazon, it can happen to any one of our businesses.

Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security
FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Blitz

What is an ATM Cashout Blitz? It’s the latest global fraud scheme where attackers hack into banks and used cloned cards at cash machines. The scary part is that this can be done at cash machines around the world. Attackers are withdrawing millions of dollars with little to no effort.



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